“GPs are under an unprecedented workload pressure, far more than I have seen in my 20 year history as a partner” says local doctor

3 October 2022

A Shropshire GP has spoken of the ‘unprecedented’ pressures which have been placed on surgeries since the pandemic. With medical staff bracing themselves for a challenging autumn and winter, Dr Stefan Waldendorf has reached out to frustrated patients looking for appointments, and urged them to be tolerant, particularly of staff, who have at times faced…

Local NHS launches new asthma app for children

30 September 2022

NHS Shropshire Telford and Wrekin are proud to be supporting the national #AskAboutAsthma week beginning Monday 3 October 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 5000 children and young people are registered as…

“Make sure your child is up to date with vaccinations” say health bosses

28 September 2022

“Ahead of the winter months, make sure your child is up to date with vaccinations”, say health bosses at NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. If unsure, parents and carers are advised to check the record of immunisations within a child’s red book or call their GP practice to see if vaccinations have been missed. Children…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

Local NHS team joins Shropshire Goes Green event

7 September 2022

NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin will be joining in at ‘Shropshire Goes Green’, Shropshire Council’s first sustainability festival being held later this month. Building on the success of November 2021’s ‘Shropshire Goes Electric’ event, which put the spotlight on sustainable transport and encouraged the use of electric vehicles, Shropshire Council is now focusing on all…

Shrewsbury Health and Wellbeing Hub: Open letter to councillors 

23 August 2022

Dear Shrewsbury Councillors:  Chris Lemon, Julia Evans, Kate Halliday, Alex Wagner, Julian Dean and Bernard Bentick,  Thank you for your letter that you sent to all the GP practices involved in the proposed Shrewsbury Health and Wellbeing Hub. We hope that this reply will answer some of your questions and provide factual information about the…

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