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Two weeks left to get spring covid jab as NHS rolls out joint appointment booking

  Update from Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust: With only two weeks left of this year’s spring covid vaccine programme, Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust (ShropCom) are urging people at increased risk from severe illness, including those aged 75 or over (on 30 June 2024) and people with a weakened immune system or who live…

NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin appoints new Chief Medical Officer

  Following an open and competitive recruitment process, NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Integrated Care Board is delighted to announce that Dr Lorna Clarson has been appointed as the new Chief Medical Officer. Dr Clarson will join the Board, bringing her extensive experience and passion for clinical leadership and population health management to the organisation.…

‘Open up’ campaign launched to help prevent loneliness in children

To mark Loneliness Awareness Week (10-16 June), NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin has unveiled a new initiative aimed at addressing the issue of loneliness among children in the region. The ‘Open Up’ campaign seeks to raise awareness about the signs of loneliness and provide practical guidance and support to parents, carers, and children on how…

Hospitals Transformation Programme Full Business Case approved

  Update from The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust: The Trust has received national approval of its Full Business Case (FBC) for the Hospitals Transformation Programme (HTP), which is the final stage of approval. This releases the full £312million investment in local services and means implementation of a new model of healthcare in the…

Confirmation of Hospitals Transformation Programme (HTP) plans for a 24/7 enhanced urgent care service at Princess Royal Hospital to be named Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC)

  Update from The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust: In December 2023, an Independent Reconfiguration Panel (IRP) re-affirmed that the Hospitals Transformation Programme (HTP) is the best way forward to improve acute hospital services for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and mid-Wales. This includes the plans for the 24/7 enhanced urgent care service at the…

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