Vital Transformation Of Acute Care Services Moves Closer

23 September 2022

Vital plans to transform acute hospital services, which will help to improve health and care outcomes for communities across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales, are progressing. This follows formal confirmation of the approval, subject to a number of conditions, of a Strategic Outline Case (SOC) of the Hospitals Transformation Programme at the end…

Diabetes UK local events

22 September 2022

Diabetes UK are holding two local diabetes engagement events called ‘Shaping the future of diabetes care’. All patients are invited to attend, as well as health professionals. Telford event   Tuesday 18 October 6-8pm at Mercure Hotel Shrewsbury event  Thursday 20 October 6-8pm at Shrewsbury Town Football Club  This is a great opportunity for you to…

Over 65s in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin urged to book their COVID-19 Autumn booster

22 September 2022

People aged 65 and over in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are being urged to book their COVID-19 autumn booster online via the National Booking Service or by calling NHS 119 to ensure the best protection against coronavirus through the winter months. The vaccination booster programme has got off to a good start in Shropshire, Telford…

Enhanced Access services at GP practices: What does it mean?

21 September 2022

From October 2022, your GP practice will be offering improved access to appointments and other general practice services. This ‘enhanced access’ means: GP services will be providing appointments until 8pm on weekdays, and from 9am-5pm on Saturdays as a minimum. Appointments will be both bookable in advance and available for same day (and able to…

Local policy to support fair and equitable access to health care

20 September 2022

To support local health providers to manage patient access to certain services, the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Integrated Care System is introducing a system-wide Elective Care Access Policy. The new policy sets out the elective access rules for outpatient and cancer appointments, diagnostics, and elective inpatient or day case treatment, supporting equitable and fair access…

Join us in celebrating Black History Month this October

20 September 2022

To proudly mark Black History Month, you are cordially invited to attend the relaunch of the Primary Care Ethnically Diverse Network. This will be a chance to celebrate our dedicated and diverse workforce, as well as acknowledging the continued achievements and contributions of black people in the UK and around the world. The event, which…

Advice on how to access health services this Bank Holiday Monday

15 September 2022

Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Government has confirmed that Monday 19 September, the date of the state funeral, will be a public Bank Holiday. As such your GP practice may be closed on Monday 19 September but a range of NHS services are still available depending on your medical need.…

Over 65s can now book autumn COVID booster

12 September 2022

Press release issued by NHS England. People aged 65 and over will be able to book their autumn COVID booster through the national booking system from today, meaning five million more people can now top up their protection ahead of winter. The NHS Covid vaccine service is also now offering appointments to carers and pregnant…

Autumn Covid-19 booster vaccines open for vulnerable and elderly residents this winter

8 September 2022

The NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme has begun in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin with vaccinations already being given to care homes residents and the National Booking Service now open for Autumn Boosters with appointments starting as early as Monday 12 September for those who are eligible. Eligible people include all those aged 75 and over, people…

Local NHS launches new asthma app for children

7 September 2022

NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are proud to be supporting the national #AskAboutAsthma week beginning Monday 12 September 2022. The week is being marked across the county with the launch of a new app aimed at helping children and young people to better manage their asthma. Around 5,000 children and young people are registered as…

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