External Services

External Services

There are many services you can access within the NHS, pharmacies and other external organisations. Click on the services below to explore what’s on offer. Or alternatively, click here to access information on the services that Ty’r Felin Surgery offers.

Common Ailments Scheme | Living Well Programme | Physiotherapy | Phlebotomy | Podiatry | Wales Eye Care Service | Hospital X-ray Department Walk-in Service

Common Ailments Scheme

Your community pharmacist can offer free confidential NHS advice and/or treatments for a number of common health problems without you having to make an appointment with your GP (for example – conjunctivitis, indigestion and dermatitis.)

Please consider contacting your local community pharmacist prior to contacting a doctor where appropriate.  A list of common ailments covered by the scheme and age restrictions is available here.

Choose Pharmacy is a confidential NHS electronic records system which community pharmacists use to record details of NHS services they provide you with.

Living Well Programme:

The Living Life Well Programme runs taught courses called ‘Stress Control’, ‘Activate your Life’, ‘Introduction to Mindfulness’ and ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’.

Taught courses are delivered in a lecture style (not a group therapy); as such, they contain no discussion of personal problems. This allows people who feel uncomfortable talking in front of others to attend without any concerns; however, you are more than welcome to speak to the facilitators of the course either during the break or at the end of the sessions if you have any questions.

To see available course in the Living Well programme – click here.

For further self-help advice and information on available resources please click here.


The Physiotherapy Departments at both Morriston and Singleton Hospitals provide a walk-in assessment service for musculoskeletal problems Monday-Friday 8.30am -10am. 

This service is available:

  • If you live within the Swansea Bay University Health Board area
  • If you have a musculoskeletal problem
  • If you are aged 16 or over

A self-referral form is available online, at reception and at physiotherapy departments.  Once completed the form can be posted or brought to the physiotherapy departments at Neath Port Talbot, Singleton or Morriston Hospital where you will then be placed on the waiting list.

Click here for more information on the local physiotherapy service.


During COVID19 our local phlebotomy services in the Swansea Bay University Health Board have changed. 

Gorseinon Hospital isn’t currently providing a phlebotomy service.

You can now pre-book an appointment for a blood test at Morriston Hospital and the Bay Field Hospital via this link.

If you are unable to access online booking please telephone: 01792 601807 between 9am and 4pm.

You will need to attend with the completed blood test request form from the surgery or hospital clinic.


If you need advice for any foot-related problem and you are not currently a patient with the Podiatry Department there are two ways in which you may access them:

#1: Attend the Podiatry walk-in clinic at Port Talbot Resource Centre.  The benefit of attending the walk-in clinic without an appointment is that it includes a face-to-face assessment by a podiatrist.

Treatment may also be provided where appropriate.

Port Talbot Resource Centre Level 1, Moor Road, Baglan, SA12 7BJ

Opening hours:  Monday – Friday 8.45am – 3.00pm  (closed Bank Holidays)

#2: Contact Podiatry Direct.  This is a telephone service to provide direct access for advice and assessment of foot-related problems. You will speak with a podiatrist who will discuss your foot health needs and offer specialist advice.  You will also be offered an appointment where appropriate.

Telephone: 0300 300 0024

Monday to Friday 8.45am – 4.15pm (closed bank holidays).

For more info – click here.

Wales Eye Care Service:

The Wales Eye Care Service is available to anyone who is worried about a new or pre-existing eye condition.  If you have any concerns about your eyes, contact an optician straight away. 

Please see the following link for further information:

Hospital X-Ray Department Walk-In Service

Walk-in clinicChest x-rays only Monday-Friday 9am – 12pm & 2pm – 4pmAll plain x-ray referrals Monday – Friday 9am – 4pmNot available at Gorseinon without prior GP arrangement
AppointmentsMonday – Thursday 9am – 4.30pm Friday 9am – 11.30amTuesday – Thursday 9am – 4pmTuesday & Wednesday 9am – 4.30pm Thursday 9am – 12.30pm

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