Primary Care and Community
Aneurin Bevan
University Health Board

Working in Primary Care

Primary Care provides the first point of care, day or night for more than 90% of people’s contact with the NHS in Wales. General Practice is a core aspect of Primary Care: it is not the only element – Primary Care encompasses many services, including, GPs, pharmacy, dentistry, and optometry. Primary Care via Care Navigation also coordinate access for people to the wide range of services in the local community to meet their health and wellbeing needs.

These community services incorporate an extensive range of staff, such as: community and district nurses, rapid response and reablement nurses, practice nurses, midwives, health visitors, health care support workers, mental health workers, health promotion teams, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, podiatrists, phlebotomists, paramedics, physicians associates, therapies staff, social services, other local authority staff as well as those people working and volunteering in the wealth of voluntary organisations within our communities. In addition to these posts there are a number of different vital administration and managerial roles.

To deliver holistic complex care for our patients/service users, a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) approach is utilised. A MDT is a group of professionals from several disciplines who jointly make decisions regarding individualised patient care. A typical MDT team within our Primary and Community Care Services therefore consists of a mixture of the roles listed above.

To explore how to be a part of our dynamic Primary Care team, view our current vacancies.

Working in Community Services

Community Services deliver first class care to residents via Community Hospitals and Health & Social Care Centers. These hospitals/centers are in the heart of our communities and enable us to deliver a wide range of care to patients closer to home. The services provided at each site are listed below:

Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan – 80 rehabilitation beds, X-Ray facilities, two GP surgeries, a therapies area and an outpatient’s department.

St. Woolos Hospital – orthopaedic and dermatology wards, X-Ray facilities, rehabilitation wards (circa 50 beds), mental health facilities and an outpatient’s department.

County Hospital – 44 rehabilitation beds, X-Ray facilities, an outpatient’s department, mental health facilities and outpatients physiotherapy.

Monnow Vale Health & Social Care Centre – mental health assessment and outpatient appointments for older adults. There are also 19 rehabilitation beds.

Rhymney Integrated Health & Social Care Centre – two GP practices, mental health facilities, therapy services and
circa of 12 rehabilitation beds.

Chepstow Community Hospital – 32 rehabilitation beds, therapy and diagnostic services, including; physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, dietetics and X-ray.

As demonstrated, there are a wide variety of roles required across the community services setting. These
mainly consist of:

To explore how to be a part of our exceptional Community Services team, view our current vacancies.

Join our team

If you like what you have seen so far and are looking for a role, then why not join us?
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