“If our profession is to survive, we need to work differently.”

18 October 2022

The following words have been taken from a recent speech written by Dr Carla Ingram, GP Partner at Marden Medical Practice, to explain the reasons why the practice has decided to be involved in the Shrewsbury Health and Wellbeing Hub programme, and why the proposal could be the solution to many of the problems faced…

Celebrating Pharmacy Technician Day in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

14 October 2022

Tuesday 18 October is National Pharmacy Technician Day. It is a day that allows us to recognise the invaluable contributions made by Pharmacy Technicians within our county and how they contribute to our health and care services. There are a number of Pharmacy Technicians working in the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Medicines Management Team who…

“Help us help you” – don’t let cancer play on your mind

14 October 2022

NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin is encouraging people to ‘help us help you’ by approaching their GP with any worrying symptoms. Healthcare leaders are hoping to address the barriers which prevent people coming forward early if they are worried about cancer. The hope is to encourage  those who have noticed something in their body that…

Integrated Care System launches innovative preceptorship programme

12 October 2022

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Integrated Care System (ICS) has launched a new preceptorship programme this month, to support newly qualified nurses, Allied Health Professionals and midwives in their early career journey. There will be a series of events hosted for new colleagues over the coming months, the first of which took place this week. Preceptorship…

The potential opportunities and benefits of the proposed Shrewsbury Health and Wellbeing Hub, by Dr Carla Ingram

11 October 2022

Local GP Dr Carla Ingram presents her views on the current pressures faced by GPs, and how the proposed Shrewsbury Health and Wellbeing Hub could well be the answer. Writing this blog was a challenge. Between juggling a huge clinical workload, COVID vaccinations, constant deadlines and four young children; my free time is precious and…

Local events scheduled to shape the future of diabetes care

10 October 2022

Residents in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin who live with, or are affected by, Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes will be given the opportunity to learn more about how to live well with the condition through two scheduled events. Diabetes UK is hosting the first of these two events on Tuesday 18 October between 6-8pm…

“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…

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