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…

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin health and care system declares a critical incident

12 August 2022

The health and care system in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin has declared a critical incident due to continued and unprecedented pressure on its services across all its settings. We are seeing significant and sustained levels of demand for all health and care services across the area.  There are still relatively high numbers of patients in…

Local NHS leader thanks staff for mammoth efforts to reduce the longest waits

10 August 2022

Statement from Simon Whitehouse, Chief Executive Officer for NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin: Following the announcement that the NHS has met its target to reduce the number of people unnecessarily waiting more than two years for planned treatment, I want to offer my heartfelt thanks to all our staff working across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin…

Have your say in shaping local outpatient services

1 August 2022

Your local health and care organisations in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are working together to improve outpatient services. Outpatients are when someone has an appointment in a hospital or clinic but does not need to stay overnight. We are looking for members of the public, patients, and carers to join us for a virtual event…

Help shape the future of local health and care services

20 July 2022

Your local NHS is searching for people to join a new NHS committee to ensure the views and experiences of people living in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin influence future health and care services. The Equality and Involvement Committee will also play a key role in making sure that local health and care plans consider the…

Designing local eye-care for the future

19 July 2022

Work to redesign local eye-care services to meet the future needs of Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin is well underway. The eye-care programme is now in the process of using the experiences and feedback from patients and staff to shape the services based on best practice and what’s important to people. Barrie Reis-Seymour, Head of Transformation…

Summit throws spotlight on urgent and emergency care challenges

15 July 2022

Health and care leaders in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin have met with local MPs to discuss actions to improve ambulance delays. The delays being faced by ambulances at Shropshire’s two Accident and Emergency Departments in Shrewsbury and Telford have been well publicised in recent months. A two-part summit was therefore called to debate the issues…

Temporary closure of the children’s eye-care service

26 April 2022

A joint statement from the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust and Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group: “Due to staffing issues, the very difficult decision has been taken to temporarily close the Paediatric Ophthalmology service at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) to new patients until further notice. “The Paediatric Ophthalmology…

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