Local doctors give advice to parents on common respiratory illnesses

26 January 2023

Local doctors are today offering advice to parents, amidst an increase in common respiratory illnesses in children this winter. Illnesses on the rise this winter include coughs, colds, flu, covid and bronchiolitis. Children under 2 or those with existing medical conditions are at a particular risk of severe infections from common seasonal illnesses. Parents are…

NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin supports charity to help make cervical cancer a thing of the past

24 January 2023

To mark Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (23 -29 January), NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are encouraging women and people with a cervix to check they know what symptoms to look for, and to make sure they have had their regular screening test. National charity Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is leading the call to work towards…

Ambulance Industrial Action – Monday 23 January 2023

20 January 2023

  Industrial action is planned to take place at West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) on Monday 23 January 2023, from 00.01 hours to 23.59 hours: Find out more on the WMAS website  NHS ambulance services in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are working hard to keep people safe during the planned strikes, while delivering the best…

Targeted engagement activity for the Shrewsbury Health and Wellbeing Hub launched

18 January 2023

  NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are carrying out targeted engagement with Shrewsbury residents to hear their views on the Shrewsbury Health and Wellbeing Hub proposal. The Hub would provide a wide range of health and wellbeing services provided by the NHS, local council, voluntary and community organisations, all under one roof. This engagement activity…

A&E self-service kiosks launched in pilot scheme at county hospital

17 January 2023

  Self-service kiosks have been launched in a pilot scheme at one of the county’s acute hospitals’ Accident and Emergency departments to ensure that patients are directed to the most appropriate place for their care. The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) has introduced the urgent care self-service tool, also known as the streaming…

Local GP offers advice to beat norovirus this winter

16 January 2023

GPs across Shropshire are advising residents on how to prevent the spread of norovirus this winter. Norovirus, commonly known as the winter vomiting bug, is highly infectious and causes vomiting and diarrhoea, but usually passes in a couple of days. It is easily transmitted through contact with infected individuals or contaminated surfaces. Local GP Dr…

Support available to help make Blue Monday brighter

16 January 2023

Blue Monday is on 16 January 2023 and is known for being the day when people feel most down during the year. Although feelings aren’t dictated by a date, January can be a hard month and cold weather, Christmas bills and shorter days can have an impact on your mental health.  It’s important that those…

Barrie and Caroline shine brightly over the winter months as Stars of the Month

12 January 2023

Caroline Salisbury and Barrie Reis-Seymour have been awarded the Star of the Month for NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin (NHS STW) for December 2022 and January 2023. Caroline was nominated by Frances Sutherland and Laura Clare. Laura said: “she is a true example of how finance business partnering can really work and benefit the whole…

Industrial Action Update

12 January 2023

  The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has announced that strike action will be taking place on Wednesday 18 January and Thursday 19 January. This action will be taking place only at employers where the threshold was met as part of the RCN ballot. Employers who met the threshold in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin include:…

Health leaders urge pregnant women and children aged two and three to get their vaccines as flu cases rise

11 January 2023

Health and care leaders across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are urging pregnant women and children aged two and three to come forward and get their flu vaccine to help protect themselves and the NHS, as flu cases rise. Data published by NHS England on 6 January 2023, shows that flu infection and hospital admission rates…

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