Smokers urged “it’s never too late to quit”

9 January 2023

Healthcare leaders at NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are encouraging people across the county to quit smoking this New Year. Smoking remains the single biggest behavioural cause of preventable illness and death in the UK. Around 50,000 adults in Shropshire smoke, and between 2019-2020 there were 3,443 smoking-related hospital admissions. Dr Nick White, Chief Medical…

All the little things you do together can help your children learn

3 January 2023

A child’s development begins the moment they are born. As a parent, the simple activities you do at home, or out and about, prepare them well for school. And it’s not just the kids who will enjoy it, you’ll see the benefit too. The Start for Life campaign provides lots of ideas that can help…

Stay safe as temperatures set to soar

11 July 2022

With daytime temperatures set to hit 29 degrees in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin over the next week, and very high UV levels expected, we’re urging people to stay sun safe. Make sure you: Spend time in the shade between 11am and 3pm Make sure you never burn Cover up with suitable clothing and sunglasses Take extra care…

Stay sneeze-free this summer with our hay fever top tips

3 May 2022

Hay fever is a common condition also known as seasonal allergic rhinitis. It affects around 1 in 5 of us in the UK and can affect people between March and September. Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen; the fine powder produced by trees, flowers and weeds. Symptoms include sneezing, itchy eyes, a runny…

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