COVID-19 Autumn Booster roll-out off to a good start in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

6 October 2022

  The NHS autumn booster campaign in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin has got off to a great start with over 60,000 vaccines delivered in just over three weeks of the programme and thousands already booked in for the weeks ahead. Steve Ellis, Programme and Service Director for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin’s Vaccination Service, said: “With…

“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…

New Timescale for NHS111 Transfer Agreed

29 September 2022

A new timescale for the transfer of the NHS111 West Midlands contract has been agreed to ensure patients are unaffected by the change in provider during the busy winter period. In July it was announced that the current provider, West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS), would be stepping back from the contract and DHU Healthcare, who…

“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…

Vital Transformation Of Acute Care Services Moves Closer

23 September 2022

Vital plans to transform acute hospital services, which will help to improve health and care outcomes for communities across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales, are progressing. This follows formal confirmation of the approval, subject to a number of conditions, of a Strategic Outline Case (SOC) of the Hospitals Transformation Programme at the end…

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…

Over 65s in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin urged to book their COVID-19 Autumn booster

People aged 65 and over in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are being urged to book their COVID-19 autumn booster online via the National Booking Service or by calling NHS 119 to ensure the best protection against coronavirus through the winter months. The vaccination booster programme has got off to a good start in Shropshire, Telford…

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…

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…

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