“Think which service” during the upcoming industrial action

10 March 2023

  The Chief Medical Officer at NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin has urged people to attend their appointment if they have one booked during the coming days of industrial action and to ‘think which service’ before action when deciding on which service is right for their healthcare needs. The British Medical Association (BMA), the Hospital Consultants…

Industrial action update

The NHS and Local Authorities in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are working hard to keep people safe during the planned strikes, while delivering the best care possible.  The next planned industrial action is from junior doctors, with strike action planned at a number of NHS trusts on Monday 13 March, Tuesday 14 March, and Wednesday…

Call for children and young people, parents/carers and practitioners to complete SEND inspection surveys

8 March 2023

The Telford and Wrekin area is about to undergo a Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Inspection by Ofsted and Care Quality Commission (CQC). Ofsted and CQC jointly inspect local area partnerships to see how well they work together to improve the experiences and outcomes of children and young people with SEND. These inspections are important…

Do you know about neurodiversity? Watch our new video series to learn more

6 March 2023

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Integrated Care System (ICS) is excited to release a new neurodiversity awareness video series this month (March 2023). These videos have been produced to help us all understand the basics of neurodiversity issues and build genuine and empathetic relationships with neurodivergent people. Neurodiversity describes the differences in how all our brains…

Parents encouraged to check children are fully protected from serious illness

17 February 2023

NHS leaders in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are encouraging parents across the county to check their children are fully up to date with routine immunisations this February Half Term. Recent data suggests that one in ten children in England are not up to date with their vaccinations, which is a worrying statistic. The local NHS…

National industrial action update

16 February 2023

  The NHS and Local Authorities in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are working hard to keep people safe during the planned strikes, while delivering the best care possible.  The ambulance services’ next planned industrial action is on Friday 17 February, Monday 6 March and Monday 20 March while nurses’ strikes are planned for Wednesday 1…

Advice offered to reduce the stress of weaning

“Weaning needn’t be a stressful time for parents, as there’s lots of support available” is part of the reassuring message being shared by Health Visitors across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. Local healthcare professionals are offering advice to parents on introducing solid food to their baby’s diet. A national NHS campaign has re-launched this week to…

Local NHS gets ready to ramp up lifesaving tests

13 February 2023

Shropshire patients will soon benefit from quicker access to tests, checks and scans when a brand-new community diagnostic centre opens in Telford later this summer. The government has approved the community diagnostic centre (CDC), one of four in the Midlands region, providing tests and treatments away from the acute hospitals. Led by Shropshire, Telford and…

Have your say on local health and care services – join the Big Health and Wellbeing Conversation

Healthcare leaders at NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are encouraging people across the county to join the Big Health and Wellbeing Conversation. Residents are invited to have their say to help improve local health and care services, and to get involved by attending upcoming public meetings. The Big Health and Wellbeing Conversation aims to understand…

Hospitals Transformation Programme – Latest News

10 February 2023

Can you help us improve hospital services? Following a formal public consultation, we are now developing and moving forward with plans to improve our hospital services through the Hospitals Transformation Programme (HTP). We want you, our local communities and patients, to have the opportunity to get involved and give your views and feedback to help…

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