Doctors and Staff

Dr M B J Heneghan (Male) BSc(Hons) MB BCH (Wales) 1983 MRCP DRCOG
Dr C D Davies (Female) Job-share partner MB BCh (Wales) 1985 MRCGP DCH DRCOG Fam Plan Cert
Dr B Williams  (Female) Job-share partner MB BCh (Wales) 1985 MRCGP DROG DGM  Fam Plan Cert
(Our two job-sharing partners work for part of the week. They work as a team with each seeing the other’s patients when either partner is away, thus maintaining continuity of patient care.)
Dr P W Metcalfe (Male) MB ChB (Leeds) 1981 MRCGP FRCS Ed DRCOG
Dr G M J Keely (Female) MB BCh BAO (Ireland) 1987 FRCGP MMedEd
Dr R S Matharu (Male) MBBCh MRCGP
Dr A E Morgan (Male) MB ChB (Glasgow) 1999 MRCS DFSRH MRCGP
Dr A L Ricketts (Male) BSc MB BCh (Wales) 1981 FRCAnaes FFARCSI DRCOG
Dr R W Bacon (Male) MB BCh (Wales) 1980 FFARCSI Fam Plan Cert
Dr J E Lloyd (Male) BMBS MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH
Dr E R Lloyd (Female)

BMBS MRCGP BSc(Hons) DFSRH

Dr J J King (Male)

MB BCh, MRCGP, DFSRH

Our Practice Team

When you telephone or attend the practice your enquiry will be handled by a member of the Medical Reception team who are trained to ask questions which facilitate your appointment booking or enable clinicians to assess the urgency of the response.

From time to time your appointment may be delayed or you may feel that the questions you are asked are unnecessary; however, please be assured that our staff are working to our practice protocols and we thank you for your continued support to the practice team.

The practice employs approximately 45 staff members who can be identified by their name badges. Our staff may vary as practice needs change. Presently, the complement is as follows:

Salaried GPs

Dr James King           male                                                                                      Part time

Dr Francine LeNeveu female                                                                                   Part time 

Practice Management Team

The management team overseas all aspects of patient services, operational and financial activities and holds overall responsibility for the management of the practice

Receptionists

We have a team of medical receptionists, identifiable by their name badges. Their role is to assist patient services and administration. Their duties include making GP, nurse and specialist clinic appointments, filing and retrieving of notes.

Administration

Our administration team provides a full range of secretarial support to the practice.

Practice Nurses

Our nurses are recognisable by their navy blue nurses’ uniforms. They provide a range of valuable nursing services including chronic disease clinics, administering vaccines, wound care, womens health, phlebotomy, general health advice & travel advice and blood-letting.

Clinician's Name Discipline
Sister Kate Reed RGN BSc PGCert ENP Practice Nurse Team Leader
Sister Sian Sandford RGN Practice Nurse

Sister Meryl Penn RGN

Practice Nurse

Sister Melanie Davies RGN BSc

Practice Nurse

Sister Karen Mattick RGN

Practice Nurse

Sister Ffion Davies RGN

Practice Nurse

Sister Samantha James

Practice Nurse

Healthcare Assistants

Our team of healthcare assistants carry out routine health checks, take blood tests and undertake other procedures in conjunction with our practice nurse team.

Dispensers

We have a team of dispensers, recognisable by their white uniforms. Their role is to process prescription requests, organise collection and provide dispensing support to the practice.

Attached Staff

Work at our surgeries continues into the community with the assistance of staff employed by Powys Teaching Health Board. These staff members work both in the surgeries and in the community eg at home, in schools, resources centres and act as link workers between hospitals in the area and ourselves.

Community Nurses

Our team of community nurses includes those who have specialist interests in wound care, leg ulcers, palliative care, falls prevention, continence, infection control, respiratory disease and diabetes.

They can be contacted on 01874 610421.

Health Visitors

Health visitors offer a service to families with pre-school children, in the home and clinic. They are available to discuss, give information and guidance on a range of topics to promote family health and wellbeing. This includes emotional health, postnatal depression, relationship difficulties, bereavement, child development, difficult behaviour, feeding, sleeping, minor illness, injury reduction.

Child health departmental reviews are carried out periodically.

The health visitors can be contacted on 01874 622186.

Community Psychiatric Nurses

There are CPNs attached to our surgeries but who have their own mental health resource centre at Ty Illtyd, Bridge Street, where a drop-in service is provided for patients' needs.

Mental Health Counsellors

This service is managed by nurse practitioners and counsellors who deal with anxiety, stress and mild depression.

Smoking Cessation Clinic

This clinic is run by a nurse specialist. The service allows patients to gain direct access to support and advice, and they can self-refer if they wish. For further information please ask our receptionists at the desk or give them a call.

The practice team is large and different members have a variety of roles:

The General Practitioners

The GPs are responsible for managing a variety of acute and chronic medical problems. As a large group practice we are fortunate to have GPs with specific interests and expertise in many areas, including gynaecology, cardiology, gastroenterology, general surgery, child health, palliative care, anesthetics, minor surgery and family planning. This means that hospital investigations may be carried out in Brecon War Memorial Hospital by a GP from the practice.

Practice Nurses

As well as carrying out routine medical checks, undertaking procedures such as dressings and ear syringing, our nursing team have specialist expertise in family planning, travel and immunisation advice, management of heart disease, asthma and chronic lung disease, leg ulcers and diabetes. Our nurses also offer healthy lifestyle advice including smoking cessation support.

Community Nurse Team

Our district nurses look after patients who are housebound or terminally ill. They undertake a wide variety of nursing tasks and offer advice on maintaining good health as well as managing chronic illnesses. They can be contacted on 01874 610421.

Health Visitors

Our health visitors look after children under five years old and their mothers. They offer child health checks in conjunction with the GPs and offer advice on common childhood conditions including sleep and feeding problems as well as health advice and Accident prevention.

Contact telephone number: 01874 622186.

Midwives

Our midwives look after pregnant patients and are involved in delivering babies at home or in the community midwife unit. They look after mothers and children in the first few weeks in life.

Contact telephone number: 01874 622443.

Antenatal Information

As a practice we operate a system of shared care with our midwifery colleagues at the Brecon Birth Centre, War Memorial Hospital, Brecon. It is important that you make contact with your midwife before the tenth week of pregnancy (Tel: 01874 622443).

Your initial appointment with the midwife will take about an hour; here the booking documentation and ultrasound appointment will be organised. The midwife will also provide you with information regarding antenatal care, including screening tests, healthy lifestyle advice, local antenatal and postnatal classes. Your midwife will ask you to see your GP occasionally in pregnancy and especially if you are having any problems.

In order to give your baby a good start, it is important to take folic acid tablets to prevent spina bifida. These tablets are available on prescription. Please speak to your GP if you require a script. If you are a smoker it is important to stop smoking NOW. Your GP and the practice nurses are happy to offer you information and support on quitting.

If you have any queries or require advice on any aspect of your care, please come and see us.

Nurses' Surgeries

Our practice nurses are available for consultation by appointment at reception or will see patients in emergencies. Our nurses form an important part of our healthcare services and are available for dressings, injections, blood-letting, advice, health screening and clinic work. When attending the nurses’ room in Brecon we would ask that you book in at the reception desk. At both locations we are able to offer emergency, routine and same-day appointments.

Nurses' Room: Monday to Friday 8.30 - 13:00 pm
Afternoon appointments are available between 2.00 - 5:00pm

We hold a phlebotomy clinic at the Brecon practice where blood tests are taken by our nurses or healthcare assistant. Appointments can be made in advance or on the day. These are held Monday to Friday. For further information please ask at reception.

At Sennybridge Health Centre our practice nurse and/or healthcare assistant will be available:
For booked appointments from 8:30am - 11:00                                                                                       Chronic Disease clinic appointments from 11:00am to 12:00 noon

Trainee Doctors/Students

Our practice is a training/teaching practice. Our trainee doctors are fully qualified and have a great deal of hospital experience. Trainee doctors are attached to our practice for six to 12 months and patients find their fresh, enthusiastic approach adds to the health care we provide. The trainee doctors usually become General Practitioner partners after completing their training and are at all times encouraged to seek advice when required from the practice partners. We are fortunate to also have medical students attached for short periods to our practice. With the patient’s consent they may consult alongside the partners and thereby learn about general practice.

When booking an appointment you may be asked if you would consult with one of our trainee doctors. Our trainees are excellent doctors, appointed by the practice. We are confident that they will give our patients modern, effective and caring treatment.

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Ty Henry Vaughan - Ty Henry Vaughan, Bridge Street, Llanfaes, Brecon, LD3 8AH
  • Telephone 01874 622121
Sennybridge Health Centre - Defynnog Road, Sennybridge, Brecon, LD3 8RU
  • Telephone 01874 636559
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