Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin ICS welcomes Dr Masood Ahmed as new Deputy Chief Medical Officer

8 February 2023

Dr Masood Ahmed will be joining NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin as the System Chief Clinical Information Officer and Deputy Chief Medical Officer this month. He will lead the digital clinical strategy and collaboration with clinical leaders across the county. Dr Ahmed is a respected and accomplished NHS leader with a strong focus on innovation,…

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Falls Emergency Service Pilot Project

7 February 2023

NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council have been working together to develop a pilot programme to support people across the county who are at risk of falls or have fallen and need a response service. Every month around 850 people who have fallen are conveyed to hospital by ambulance,…

National industrial action update

2 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 Monday 6 February and Monday 20 February, while nurses’ strikes are planned for Monday 6 February and Tuesday…

New video series launched to increase awareness of LGBTQIA+

1 February 2023

To provide an informative and empathetic insight into the lived experiences of LGBTQIA+ people working within our system, the Integrated Care System (ICS) is delighted to launch a series of awareness-raising videos to celebrate LGBT+ History Month. (For those not familiar, LGBTQIA+ is used to signify Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual and others…

Last chance for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin residents to get their Covid-19 booster jab

Eligible Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin residents yet to receive their Covid-19 booster have less than two weeks left to get the jab, with boosters being available until Sunday, 12 February 2023. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has now advised that, thanks to the success of the programme, the offer of a seasonal booster dose…

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…

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