Health & Wellbeing

Covid vaccination update:

As recently announced by the Welsh Government, the offer of the initial first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, which were offered from December 2020 to all the population aged over 5, came to an end on 30th June 2023. Find more information here: Written Statement: Ending of the COVID-19 vaccine primary and booster dose universal offers (16 February 2023) | GOV.WALES. We have put together the below information to support our communities across Gwent in getting their vaccinations ahead of the change.

Covid -19 First Doses

If you are aged 12 and over and have yet to receive your first dose vaccination, you can book an appointment by calling the Booking Centre on 0300 303 1373 or by filling in the form on our website to request an appointment: Getting Vaccinated – Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (

Covid-19 Second Doses

You can book an appointment by calling the Booking Centre on 0300 303 1373 or you can request an appointment by filling in the following form on our website: Getting Vaccinated – Aneurin Bevan University Health Board ( Please note that there must be at least eight weeks between your first and second doses.

Please be advised as the offer of a primary (first) dose is ending June 30th, there is no guarantee that you will be able to receive your second dose in July. If there are clinical requirements for a first dose after 30th June, we will consider these on a case by case basis.

Covid-19 Spring Booster

The Spring Booster COVID-19 booster vaccination programme announced by Welsh Government began on 1st April for the most vulnerable, including people over the age of 75 .

Following advice from the expert Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), the vaccine is being offered to:

  • adults aged 75 and over
  • residents in care homes for older adults, and
  • individuals aged 5 years and over who are immunosuppressed

Please note that from Tuesday 13th June, all our Mass Vaccination Centres will be open for those eligible to walk in to the centre to have their Spring Booster Vaccination with no appointment needed. You can find a list of our mass vaccination centres and their opening times for you to walk in here: Mass Vaccination Centres – Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (

We have now contacted all those eligible for a vaccination. If you have not been contacted and believe you are eligible, please call our booking centre on 0300 303 1373 or walk-in to any of our centres during their opening times.

Spotlight on diabetes image

Throughout August, Aneurin Bevan Health Board have been drawing attention to diabetes.

Would you like to learn more about diabetes?

The link below will take you to the recent spotlight on newsletter from Aneurin Bevan Health Board focussing on issues around diabetes.

Spotlight ON News ISSUE 5


Aneurin Bevan Community Health Council (CHC)

The community health council is the health watchdog for Gwent.

Aneurin Bevan Community Health Council (CHC) form a local link between those who run the National Health Service in Wales and those who use it.  Aneurin Bevan CHC has 28 Full Members and 13 Co-opted members, consisting of volunteer representatives of the local community.  All members, excluding co-opted members are appointed by the Minister for Health and Social Services with one quarter nominated by the Local Authority, one quarter from the Voluntary sector and one half selected directly by the Minister.
CHCs are the independent consumer council for the NHS.  They were set up in 1974 to monitor and review the operation of local health services and to recommend improvements.  CHCs have a legal duty to represent the interests of the patient and the public in the NHS.
  • Monitors the quality of local service
  • Makes suggestions for improvements in the standard of health care
  • Acts as the patients’ advocate by giving advice, information and assistance when making a complaint
  • Listen to your comments
  • Listening to public and patient views
  • Undertaking independent surveys to find out the views of the patient and the public
  • Involving people in local consultations
  • Responding to consultation on changes to local health services
  • Recommending improvements to local services
The Public are welcome to attend the following Council meetings:
  • To view a full list of Community Health Council meetings please see  Calendar of ABCHC Meetings 2020-2021 Should you wish to attend any of these meetings please contact the Community Health Council on 01633 838516 for further information.

The CHC regularly publishes a Newsletter.

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To access the Summer 2020 newsletter please click on the link below:

Want to know more?

Why not take a look at the Community Health Council website?