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Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin health and care system declares a critical incident

The health and care system in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin has declared a critical incident due to continued and unprecedented pressure on its services across all its settings. We are seeing significant and sustained levels of demand for all health and care services across the area.  There are still relatively high numbers of patients in…

Local NHS leader thanks staff for mammoth efforts to reduce the longest waits

Statement from Simon Whitehouse, Chief Executive Officer for NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin: Following the announcement that the NHS has met its target to reduce the number of people unnecessarily waiting more than two years for planned treatment, I want to offer my heartfelt thanks to all our staff working across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin…

Shropshire Patient Group (SPG) needs new members

Each General Practice should have a Practice Patient Group (PPG), which provides a way for patients and the public to have their say on medical services within the county. Set up 12 years ago, the Shropshire Patient Group (SPG) acts as a channel for information to pass between individual PPGs and NHS Shropshire, Telford and…

Have your say in shaping local outpatient services

Your local health and care organisations in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are working together to improve outpatient services. Outpatients are when someone has an appointment in a hospital or clinic but does not need to stay overnight. We are looking for members of the public, patients, and carers to join us for a virtual event…

New purpose-built medical centre opens in Shawbirch, Telford

The brand new, state of the art premises for Shawbirch Medical Centre in Telford has opened its doors today. The project, which has been supported by NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin since March 2021, will open to the public in a new location just half a mile away in Admaston. The brand new building on…

Health Campaigns

Stop Smoking

What is Stoptober? As a result of increased smoking behaviours, quitting is one of the best things a smoker can do for their health. That’s why this year’s Stoptober campaign is encouraging smokers to join the thousands of others who are giving quitting a go for the month of October and getting to experience the…

Better Health – Every Mind Matters

The impact and experience of the past 18 months has been difficult for us all. That’s why it’s so important to look after our mental health and wellbeing. The Better Health campaign focuses on showing the little things we can all do and how these can make a big difference; helping us to lead happier,…

Be Clear on Cancer

If you are concerned about cancer, remember the NHS is still open and here for you. The ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaigns aim to raise awareness of the different symptoms of a range of cancers and to encourage people who may have symptoms to contact their GP. If you have any of the below symptoms,…

 

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