Local Initiatives

Choose Well

Choosing the right NHS Wales service if you become ill or injured 

Choose Well will help you decide if you need medical attention if you get sick.  It explains what each NHS service does, and when it should be used. Choosing Well means that you and your family will get the best treatment.  It allows busy NHS services to help the people who need them most. If you don't know which option to choose, please contact NHS Direct Wales on 0845 46 47


Common Ailments Service

Suffering from - Athletes foot, common Cold, Conjunctivitis, Constipation, Cough, Diarrhoea, Earache, Hay Fever, Headache, Head Lice, Heartburn, Indigestion, Sore Throat, Threadworm, Vaginal Thrush, Warts, Verrucas?

You don't need to see the doctor, you can go straight to the local pharmacy. If you are registered with a surgery in Torfaen, you can visit your local pharmacy for advice and treatment free of charge & without a prescription.

For a full list of ailments along with the list of pharmacies offering this service can be found via the link below

Ailment and Pharmacy List

Housing Advice Support Directory

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Smoking Cessation Scheme

If require further information about the Smoking Cessation Service or would like to refer yourself or an individual who is ready to stop smoking, please do not hesitate to ring the Service on Freephone 0800 0852219.

Torfaen Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC) Scheme

Emergency hormonal contraception (EHC) has an important role in the prevention of unwanted teenage pregnancy because of the unplanned and sporadic nature of many teenagers sexual activity.

Under the scheme Emergency contraception is available free of charge from pharmacies:

  • Boots Cwmbran
  • Lloyds Pontnewydd
  • Lloyds Croesyceiliog
  • Lloyds Fairwater
  • Schill - Thornhill
  • Yours Local Boots, Old Cwmbran
  • Lloyds Griffithstown
  • New Inn Pharmacy
  • Boots Pontypool
  • Lloyds Pontypool
  • Mayberry Pharmacy - Pontypool
  • Mayberry Pharmacy – Trevethin
  • Abersychan Pharmacy
  • National Cooperative – Blaenavon
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