Features from the ICS

Check out the latest features from our ICS (Integrated Care system) partners to learn more about our teams, work and impact across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.

Windrush Day 22nd June 2024: Celebrating Windrush: reflecting on history, hardship and the future

Written by Shropshire Council Within this week, we celebrate the anniversary of national Windrush Day, commemorating the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks in London. The Windrush generation, named after the ship, refers to the thousands of Caribbean people who travelled to the United Kingdom between 1948 and 1971, seeking better opportunities and... Continue reading

International nursing day – WithYou Director of Nursing Ariella commemorates the annual event with the opening of a new office in Shrewsbury

Nurses are an integral part of drug and alcohol treatment both in the community and in-patient setting and is a speciality area within the nursing career framework.  Working in drug and alcohol services nurses can provide a range of interventions, including supporting people’s physical health needs. WithYou Director of nursing Ariella joined Shropshire Council colleagues... Continue reading

Shropshire’s Public Health Nursing Service

Shropshire Council’s Public Health commission health visiting and school nursing across the county. Health visitors and school nurses are essential health resources in our neighbourhoods and schools. They have a crucial role in detecting needs, enhancing and maintaining health, preventing disease and tackling inequalities – supporting our children to flourish. At a time of rising... Continue reading

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust continually strive to improve services for staff and the community

Following the most recent National Cancer Patient Experience Survey, The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) had several areas that required improvement. Actions are now being put into place to enhance patient experience for the patients and their loved ones. This includes supporting our Cancer Care Navigator workforce by enabling and encouraging learning development... Continue reading

“Supporting people living with cancer to find their feet again”: Social Prescribing in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

Many things that affect our health can’t be fixed by a medical prescription. People living with cancer have varied needs, and cancer can affect all aspects of a person’s life; from relationships, to work to financial pressures. Cancer can have a huge emotional impact on the individual and those around them.   However, by talking to... Continue reading

Children and Young People Mental Health Support in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

 Across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin there is support available to support children and young people. Some of these services includes:  Healthier Together online information for young person’s mental health including information about anxiety, depression, anger, eating difficulties, bullying, self-harm and more  Beam is an emotional wellbeing drop-in service for young people aged 5 to 18... Continue reading

Mental Health Support Teams working with schools to make a difference to pupils in need

Trailblazing Mental Health Support Teams are working with 79 primary, secondary and specialist schools across Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin to promote the early detection and prevention of mental health problems among pupils. There are currently four teams working alongside participating schools in the county – covering North Telford, South Telford, North East Shropshire, and... Continue reading

Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust working with partners on falls prevention

Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) is working with partners across health, education and tech to pilot new falls prevention methods. The Trust has identified opportunities to pilot innovative support and technology to enhance its offer to patients and help minimise the impact falls have on quality of life and health along with the... Continue reading

Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Talking Therapies Service providing support for people struggling with their mental health

The Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Talking Therapies Service at Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) offers support to people who are struggling with their mental health. This may include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), counselling and self-help techniques, among other support. Alongside the support provided by the service, the 5 Ways to Wellbeing are... Continue reading

Lovelyn Nwodo: International recruitment Trainee Mammographer (Senior Radiographer) supporting women’s health and wellbeing

On Saturday, 14 October, The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust celebrated Allied Health Professions (AHP) Day, a chance to celebrate and thank AHP colleagues who play a key role at the Trust, supporting doctors and nurses in every department. Across The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, AHP colleagues work in many different specialities... Continue reading

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion event shines a light on Black heritage

Within the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Integrated Care System, we recognise that the black community has played a pivotal role in shaping the healthcare landscape; from pioneering doctors and nurses to healthcare researchers.   Black History Month affords us the opportunity to celebrate these contributions and continue our commitment to creating an inclusive healthcare environment for... Continue reading

Trailblazer, Michelle Cox, on discrimination in the workplace and moving towards a culture of anti-racism

To embrace the theme of ‘Saluting Our Sisters’ this Black History Month, trailblazer Michelle Cox recently joined colleagues at a system EDI event to share her personal experiences and to inspire others to create change for the better. Speaking at the event, Michelle who is a registered general nurse from Liverpool, spoke of her difficult... Continue reading

Telford & Wrekin Council is joining in the celebrations of the Black History Month

This October our council is celebrating and commemorating Black History Month, which was first held in 1987 on the year of the African Jubilee and the 150th anniversary of Caribbean emancipation. This year's chosen theme revolves around honouring and 'saluting our sisters', acknowledging and applauding the invaluable contributions that black women have made throughout the diaspora. .... Continue reading

Health and care staff across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin coming together to celebrate cultural diversity at Equality, Diversity and Inclusion event

Health and care staff across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin coming together to celebrate cultural diversity at Equality, Diversity and Inclusion event In Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin we are committed to creating an inclusive, supportive, and welcoming culture for our staff and patients. This will be achieved by continuing to learn from the experience of our... Continue reading

Over 300 health checks for the farming community delivered since January

Shropshire Council’s health checks for the farming community have gone from strength to strength since they launched at Shrewsbury livestock auctions in January 2023, with over 300 health checks now delivered.  The programme has been led by the council’s public health team (including animal welfare and community wellbeing outreach teams) and Shropshire Rural Support. Health... Continue reading

BLOG: Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, Sam, provides advice on how to prevent low mood and anxiety

My name is Sam and I am a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner with the Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Talking Therapies teams at Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT). My job is to provide low-intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to support people with common mental health conditions, such as low mood and anxiety. We can all... Continue reading

Mental health support making a difference to people sleeping rough and homeless

Mental health support making a difference to people sleeping rough and homeless A team of Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) staff are working with local authorities, housing associations and voluntary and community organisations in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin to offer mental health support to those for whom a roof over their heads... Continue reading

InHIP Community Blood Pressure Checks Project

InHIP Community Blood Pressure Checks Project An innovative Community Blood Pressure Check project has been successfully rolled out over the summer in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin as part of the National Innovation for Healthcare Inequalities Programme( InHIP). The project builds on existing cardiovascular Disease (CVD) prevention work focused on hypertension where common pathways for detection,... Continue reading

Over 130 Cancer Champions are driving forward our mission for earlier cancer diagnosis

The Cancer Champions project is being rolled out throughout Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin (STW) as part of a national initiative known as Core Connectors. The project aims to increase the uptake of cancer screening invitations, and help drive early cancer diagnosis and prevention, particularly within underserved communities. The project formally launched in August 2022 and... Continue reading

Senior healthcare leaders donned their original uniforms and went ‘back to the floor’ to celebrate 75 years of the NHS

Last week, Executives and Directors from Shropshire Community Health Trust (ShropCom) and NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin (NHS STW), revisited the roles that kick-started their NHS careers This was part of a series of special anniversary shifts to celebrate 75 years of the National Health Service. Chief Executive of NHS STW, Simon Whitehouse and Claire... Continue reading

Pride at SaTH

Pride at SaTH Pride awareness helps to recognise the difficulties LGBTQIA+ colleagues and patients/service users may experience in their lives both within and outside the workplace. These may be in the forms of discrimination at work, harassment in their community, or limited rights in society. Pride awareness opens opportunities for our LGBTQIA+ colleagues and patients/service... Continue reading

News from our partners on important Equality, Diversity and Inclusion work for our system

News from our partners on important Equality, Diversity and Inclusion work for our system Colleagues at Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital (RJAH) recently ran an important Staff Listening Event, to invite discussions and feedback on developing staff networks across the system, as well as the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy and Action Plan. Guest... Continue reading

Help and support for unpaid carers

Telford & Wrekin Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) offer services to family and friend carers of all ages, from five years old and up. If you look after someone who couldn’t manage without you, maybe someone who is physically or mentally ill, disabled, frail, has an alcohol or substance addiction, and you live in Telford... Continue reading

Carers Week 2023

Carers Week runs from 5 to 11 June, shining a spotlight on caring, highlighting the challenges family and friend carers face, and acknowledging the huge contribution they make. Nationally, unpaid carers save the economy £132 billion per year. The theme this year is recognising and supporting carers in the community. As a partnership, our aim... Continue reading

New domestic abuse service launched in Telford and Wrekin

Telford and Wrekin's new specialist Domestic Abuse Support Service launched on June 1. Two charities - Cranstoun and West Mercia Women's Aid - with expertise in supporting domestic abuse victims will deliver the service. This new partnership with domestic abuse specialists Cranstoun and West Mercia Women's Aid will enable anyone suffering from domestic abuse to...

Trust celebrates its colleagues for Nurses’ Day

Colleagues at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) are being celebrated to mark Nurses’ Day. The Trust that runs Shropshire’s two acute hospitals is saying a big thank you to its 2,100 nurses and will be rewarding their dedication by hosting its first Joint Nursing/Allied Health Professionals (AHP)/Midwifery Conference. Key speakers, treats including... Continue reading

RESET Project – Drug and alcohol treatment service for rough sleepers launches in Shropshire

Following Shropshire Council being awarded £1.4 million following a successful bid for funding to support rough sleepers and those at risk of rough sleeping via the Rough Sleepers Drug and Alcohol Treatment Grant provided by the Office of Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) commissioned partners have worked together to establish the RESET project. The project... Continue reading

Community Mental Health Nurse’s gesture to make life better for Dementia patient

Beth Pink is a Community Mental Health Nurse working in the Dementia Assessment and Support Service in Oswestry, Shropshire. The service is run by Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (MPUFT) and provides a Dementia Care Pathway across Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin that delivers specialist assessment, diagnosis and treatment for people with cognitive problems... Continue reading

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust awarded University Trust status   

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) has been awarded University Trust status from Keele University in a move that will help patients, students and colleagues in local communities. The newly named Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust will continue to provide high quality evidence-based care while building on its strategic links with Keele University to... Continue reading

Mental health support to be integrated into new approach to help those who suffer domestic abuse in Telford and Wrekin

Telford & Wrekin Council and partners have underlined their commitment to prevent and tackle all forms of domestic abuse with the launch of a new strategy. The Domestic Abuse Strategy 2023-25 was approved at the council's cabinet meeting and the borough’s health and wellbeing board in March, and a new integrated domestic abuse service was... Continue reading

Elevating the role of the Voluntary Sector within the ICS to a transformational partnership of equals

Hi, for those who don’t know me, I’m Marianne Grant. I’m the new Voluntary Sector Engagement and Partnership Lead, and alongside colleagues across the sector, I will be working to embed the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector firmly within the Integrated Care System – no mean feat, I’m sure you’ll agree. Since signing... Continue reading

Nurse champions collaborative system working

This International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating a nurse who champions collaborative working between Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust (Shropcom) and The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH).  Sam Young, who works across both organisations as Associate Director of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), described her dual role as “rewarding and beneficial to the... Continue reading

Shropshire Council’s Laura Fisher shortlisted for LGC award

Shropshire Council is proud to announce that Laura Fisher, its hardworking, solution-delivering, team-leading, council-inspiring, caring and collaborative Head of Housing, Resettlement and Independent Living, has just made the shortlist at the prestigious Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards 2023. The annual awards are the biggest celebration of excellence in local government, offering those involved the chance... Continue reading

Meet Ashia Miah, founder of Shropshire and Telford United Women’s Association and equalities champion

As we’re marking International Women’s Day, we took the opportunity to talk to Ashia Miah, Founder and Chair of the Shropshire and Telford United Women’s Association and member of our newly formed Equality and Involvement Committee*. Ashia, tell us a little about yourself? I was born in Bangladesh but came to Birmingham when I was... Continue reading

The Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin School Aged Immunisation Service And The Importance Of Childhood Vaccinations

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin School Aged Immunisation service offers vaccinations to all children aged 4 (in reception year) to 16 and up to 18 year olds in special educational needs schools. The service works with schools across the county to deliver its vaccination programmes throughout the school term-time. In addition, the service also offers community... Continue reading

Transformation Of Asthma Services For Children And Young People

NHS Shropshire Telford and Wrekin has recently been successful in securing NHS England funding to support the transformation of asthma services for children and young people. This exciting programme includes Annual Asthma Reviews, 48 Hour Asthma Reviews for children post-hospital discharge, specialist training and partnership working. A number of GP practices are currently involved in... Continue reading

Pharmacy, optometry and dentistry services to be planned locally from April

On 1 April 2023, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Integrated Care Board (ICB) will become responsible for the commissioning of community pharmacy, community optometry and NHS dental care services across our system. These services have previously been commissioned and managed by NHS England in the Midlands.  However, delegation in April 2023 will allow Shropshire, Telford and... Continue reading

Recognition for Shropshire’s brilliant Early Intervention in Psychosis team

Staff working in Shropshire’s Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) team are celebrating becoming the first EIP service nationally to be accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The Early Intervention in Psychosis Pathway supports people aged between 14-65 and their families/carers, who are experiencing – or at risk of experiencing – their first episode of... Continue reading

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