Urgent and Emergency Care winter pressures research launched

19 December 2022

NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin wants to support people to access the right services and understand how to make the right choice.  A survey has been launched to help the NHS gain a better understanding of public awareness of the range of urgent and emergency services available to them, and how they choose to access…

Carers, including unpaid carers, encouraged to get COVID-19 booster and flu vaccine

14 December 2022

The COVID-19 Booster and Flu vaccine programmes are now well underway and carers, including those that are unpaid, in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are being urged to take up the offer of immunisation, to protect themselves and those they care for. This year anyone aged 16 and over who receives carer’s allowance, or who is…

Residents across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin encouraged to order prescriptions ahead of festive period

12 December 2022

Get ready for Christmas by ordering your prescriptions early, is the message from health experts at NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. With Christmas and New Year fast approaching, NHS leaders are keen to ensure that people across the county have enough of their routine medication and prescriptions. With some pharmacies and GP practices closed over…

POD Festive Period Opening Times

8 December 2022

Our Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) service processes medication requests for a number of GP practices across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. Dedicated and fully trained prescription clerks can deal with your prescription request and any queries that you may have. Here are the POD opening times over the festive period: Friday 23 December – Open as…

Local GP describes symptoms of strep A and scarlet fever to reassure parents

7 December 2022

Local Shrewsbury-based GP Dr Charlotte Hart has spoken out this week on the upsurge in cases of Group A Strep and scarlet fever. Speaking in a live interview on local radio station BBC Radio Shropshire yesterday, Dr Hart explained the symptoms parents should watch out for, and signposted to the most appropriate NHS service. Dr…

Stay warm this winter to keep health risks at bay

6 December 2022

As a cold spell approaches the UK, residents across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are being encouraged to prepare. Nick White, Chief Medical Officer at NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, said: “Winter conditions can be bad for our health, especially for people aged 65 or older, and people with long-term conditions such as heart or kidney…

Health leaders encourage people to get vaccinated and choose well as services face extreme pressures

Health leaders encourage people to get vaccinated and choose well as services face extreme pressures Health and care leaders across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are encouraging people to help their NHS, by getting vaccinated against flu and Covid-19 if they are eligible and choosing the right service for their needs. This follows extremely high demand…

Online appointments recommended for busy lifestyles this winter

5 December 2022

Patients across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are being reminded that there are a variety of appointment types available via their GP practice this winter, with online consultation being a helpful tool for those people with busy lifestyles. Pressures on healthcare services are likely to increase over the coming months due to demand, so healthcare professionals…

ICP meeting to take place on 21 December 2022

The next meeting of the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) will take place on Wednesday, 21 December 2022, 2.00 pm. It will be held at the Council Chamber, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND. The ICP is a statutory committee responsible for producing an integrated care strategy on how to meet the…

UKHSA update on Scarlet Fever and invasive Group A strep

  The latest data from UKHSA show that scarlet fever cases continue to remain higher than we would typically see at this time of year. There were 851 cases reported in week 46, compared to an average of 186 for the preceding years. Scarlet fever is usually a mild illness, but it is highly infectious. Therefore, look out for…

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