WORK is on schedule for extended and improved services at Four Crosses Medical Centre to open in Spring 2020.

The practice team has been working hard to keep disruption to a minimum. However, the next phase will require an extended period of closure of the surgery from January 2 to March 9 to ensure that the work can take place both quickly and safely.

Dr Sarah Breese, GP partner with Llanfyllin Group Practice and lead GP for the project said: “This redevelopment will significantly improve the facilities we are able to offer in Four Crosses.

"We apologise that these improvements mean some temporary closures, ensuring that essential work can take place as quickly and safely as possible. The final period of closure of Four Crosses Medical Centre is due to take place from January 2 to March 9, 2020."

“From January 2 to March 9, face to face appointments will be available from our surgeries in Llanfyllin and Llanrhaeadr through our usual clinical triage pathway. We would encourage all patients to use the clinical triage service.

"Patients not requiring urgent appointments are spoken to by a senior nurse within 24 hours. The nurse can arrange investigations prior to a GP appointment to ensure the GP has all the necessary information for that appointment.

"More importantly patients will be seen at an appropriate time, generally with the GP of their choice and in some cases the nurse will arrange an appointment within a few days if clinically necessary or can arrange a referral or prescription on that day which saves patient time.

"This will help us to ensure that all patients are seen as quickly as possible by the most appropriate health professional, and during the temporary closure and the busy winter period it will help to ensure that our Duty Team can focus on those patients who needing urgent clinical care and who are very unwell.

“For repeat prescriptions, following the successful arrangement with the Premier Store (RJ&JE Lewis) petrol filling station in Llandrinio during our recent two week closure, we will extend this to cover the whole of the nine week period from January 2 to March 6, 2020. Please do check the practice website at for opening times, and for restrictions on what can be collected.”

The development of Four Crosses Medical Centre includes an extension to the Medical Centre to increase the current facilities to three GP consulting rooms, create a phlebotomy and treatment room, and expand the waiting area.

Llanfyllin Group Practice provides primary care medical services for over 10,000 people in north Powys and north west Shropshire. Their services include Four Crosses Medical Centre, Llanrhaeadr Medical Centre and Llanfyllin Medical Centre. More information about the Practice and redevelopment is available from their website at

The practice thanks everyone for their support and patience both through this development and at all other times.