All of our patients and Doctors are supported by a very experienced Nursing Team which comprises of Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Practice Nurses and Healthcare Assistants. They add a vital service to the practice and due to their commitment and experience can benefit each patient according to their needs.
These are very experienced Registered Nurses who have undertaken additional clinical training and academic qualifications, usually to a master’s degree for Advanced Nurse Practitioners.
They are able to examine, assess, make diagnoses, treat, prescribe and make referrals for patients who present with undiagnosed/undifferentiated problems. They work alongside GP colleagues, seeing patients autonomously. As with their GP colleagues, they always have access to specialist advice when necessary.
Appointments with practice nurses vary from 5 to 30 minutes duration depending on the type of request presented. These appointments are booked in advance with the appropriately qualified Nurse available.
They will perform New patient check, Blood Pressure monitoring, Immunisations, Smear test, Contraceptive Advice etc. They also provide specialist advice on diabetes care, asthma, heart disease etc which are undertaken as an Annual Chronic Disease Review.
To assist the receptionists, it would be helpful to share the reason for your appointment to ensure you are booked with an appropriate clinician and allocated the correct amount of time.
If your GP or Nurse has asked you to complete a Clinical Review in advance of your Annual Chronic Disease review, the following review questionnaires are now available on our Website with a link that will direct you to eConsult, we can text patients with links to complete each specific review:
The practice nurse likes to check all diabetic patients every 12 months as an Annual Review, to analyse blood sugar, blood pressure cholesterol and urine. Usually blood tests are arranged a week before the appointment with the nurse so that the result will be available at the diabetic check-up. You may be monitored more regularly if your medication has changed.
Since 1st January 2022 The UK National Screening Committee has recommended that cervical screening programmes invite all people with a cervix, aged between 25 and 64 every 5 years once they have tested negative for HPV.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus that causes nearly all cases of cervical cancer. In 2018, Cervical Screening Wales introduced screening using HPV testing. This test is more effective at identifying people at higher risk of developing cell changes which can cause cervical cancer.
Evidence shows that it is safe to extend the time between cervical screening (smear) tests for people who do not have HPV.
This change will apply to people whose next routine screening result shows that they do not have HPV. This means their risk of developing cervical cancer within the next 5 years is very low.
Cervical Screening Wales will contact you directly by letter when you are next due to book your appointment with us.
You will receive your results directly from the Cervical Cytology Department. However, if you do not hear from this organisation eight weeks from the date of the procedure please telephone the practice.
Current Clinic Timetable
Appointments line - 01978 727 197
Monday to Friday - 9.00am - 2.30pm for a telephone consultation with a nurse
Monday to Friday - 9.00am - 12.30pm for a telephone consultation with a doctor if you have symptoms.
These are available at both Buckley and Mold surgeries. You can book these appointments by ringing 0345 900 7854 and by stating the surgery of your choice.
Stop the Spread this Winter.
Some patients (especially over 65's) are advised to have a flu injection every year. The flu vaccination is also recommended for patients with Chronic diseases such as diabetics, Copd, asthmatics and those suffering from chronic heart disease and renal failure, of any age.
Since the Covid Pandemic, we have been running Covid vacciination clinics alongside our Flu Vaccination Clinics.
These clinics are run every year from September onwards (depending on availability of vaccine stock) and are widely advertised on our Website and also our Facebook page.
A Pneumovac immunisations is also recommended for patients in these categories - this is a once-only vaccine to protect against streptococcal pneumoniae infections.
It is recommended that you have your blood taken when advised by a doctor or a nurse at the phlebotomy clinics which you are available to book at Buckley Health Centre and at Mold Community Hospital. Please contact the receptionist for your blood form when you are due to visit the phlebotomy clinic, which you can collect on the way to your appointment. To book your blood test please follow this guide:
From 29th September 2021 GP phlebotomy appointments can be booked using the new online appointment system.
Opening times: Mon to Fri 10am to 3pm
In exceptional cases, the doctor or nurse will also be able to provide this service.
Please note, you do NOT have to contact us for your test results - We will contact you directly if necessary.
The following travel vaccines are available free on the NHS:
Any other vaccines for travel will have to be obtained from a Private Clinic. Please make an appointment with the practice nurse if you are planning foreign travel, whereby you have been advised to have vaccinations. Prior to your appointment please complete the online travel vaccination form which the practice nurse can refer to.
Please book this appointment at least 6 weeks before you travel.
There is a large Community Team of Nurses comprising of Midwives, District Nurses and Health Visitors. They are employed by the Local Health Board and within the teams, some of these are allocated to work with our patients.
The Midwives work with the doctors to care for the mother before, during and after delivery. Antenatal clinics are by appointment only. In an emergency please call 999 or the labour ward of whichever hospital you are due to deliver at. Non-emergency calls should be directed to the midwife team on 03000 859567.
Our Community Nurses have a wide range of responsibilities and experience in providing general nursing care in the community. If you are housebound, you will need a referral from the doctor to request their service. If you are living in Mold and surrounding area you will need to contact the Mold District Nurses on 03000 859859. If you are living in Buckley and surrounding area you will need to contact Buckley District Nurses on 03000 859576.
A Health Visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing. They can be contacted at 03000 859565.
There are other services which our patients might need to access from time to time which are provided by the Local Health Board through the Community Teams.
E.g. Ear syringing and Dressing Clinics For information regarding this please call Mold Community Hospital 03000 850047
Minor surgical procedures can be arranged at the surgery after an initial consultation with your doctor. Examples include the removal of cysts, skin lesions, skin lumps, joint injections etc. Please contact us to find out which Doctors offer this service.
The GP based Audiology service is for people who are experiencing difficulty with their hearing or bothersome tinnitus (noises in your ears) but do not have an NHS hearing aid. If you have an NHS hearing aid and feel that your hearing has changed, or you are having difficulty with your hearing aid/s or troubled by tinnitus symptoms, please contact your local Audiology department. If you have moved to the area and were issued with an NHS hearing aid from another service, you can contact the local Audiology department to register your details. You do not need to contact your GP service.
The GP based Audiology Service can see patients aged 5 years and over as long as there are no current ear health issues at the time of the appointment such as an ear infection. These require medical assessment and should be seen by the Practice Nurse or GP. If the problem is caused by wax blocking the ear canal there are options to treat this. Find out more information about how to manage a build up of earwax.
The GP based Audiology Service can also assess and treat adult patients with a very common balance condition which results in short lived episodes of spinning when the head is moved in certain positions. If the spinning sensation (known as vertigo) goes on for longer than a few minutes it may be more appropriate to see your GP first.
The NHS provides healthcare to their patients free of charge via our GP practice. There are private services which GPs are asked to provide by other agencies, or their patients and we can be asked to provide these services. We obviously try to provide these services when appropriate but prioritise our clinical NHS work.
Examples of non-NHS services for which GP’s can charge their patients:
Firearms Forms Blue Badge applications – Flintshire County Council has told the practice that GP letters are not necessary or taken into consideration, we therefore do not provide this service for applications. Supporting letters from the patient’s hospital consultant may be applicable in some circumstances – please contact your consultants secretary for information.
Other requests/service may be available, please email the practice for the attention of the Practice Secretary for advice.
When a doctor signs a certificate or completes a report, it is a condition of remaining on the Medical Register that they only sign what they know to be true. Therefore, in order to complete even the simplest of forms, the doctor needs to check the patient’s entire record. Carelessness or an inaccurate report can have serious consequences for the doctor, with the General Medical Council or even the Police.
Please note, we do not validate/certify Passport or Driving Licence applications due to the personal knowledge required to provide this service.
Time spent completing forms and preparing reports takes the GP away from the medical care of his/her patients. Most GPs have a very heavy workload and paperwork takes up an increasing amount of their time.
In addition non-NHS work must be undertaken outside of NHS contracted time. Please note that it can take up to 28 days to complete these reports. Please note that Private work is only undertaken by 4 of the GP’s in our practice, this can sometimes result in a longer wait for a completed report.
Forms/Requests can be submitted dropping them off at reception – please mark this for the attention of the practice secretary who will then action appropriately. You may need to pay a deposit or pay in full, please note we only accept Cash or Cheque.
Prices can be obtained on receipt of the request.
If you have had an NHS referral for Secondary care and you have taken the decision to be treated privately instead, we can provide a referral letter for the hospital of your choice. There is no charge for this.
Please contact the practice secretary for this, you can email or complete an eConsult for this. Please note the referral has been made on the understanding that any private prescriptions issued, or tests suggested during the private consultation will be the responsibility of the patient to pay privately for.
We do not have the capacity to provide free NHS medication and/or tests as a result of the private treatment.
Buckley Medical Centre:
Monday - Friday: 8 am – 6.30 pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
Glanrafon Medical Centre - Mold:
Monday - Friday: 8 am – 6.30 pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed