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…

NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin launches a ‘Winter Control Room’ in preparation for the challenging winter ahead

1 December 2022

  Today, NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin has launched a seven-day control centre to manage demand and capacity across the county as health and social care services face one of their toughest ever winters. The Winter Control Room will use multi-agency data to respond to pressures across the health and social care system, with staff…

Coming soon – the new Eye-care Electronic Referral System

In Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin we will soon be launching electronic eye-care referrals between optometrists and ophthalmology service providers. The new IT platform, called the Eye-care Electronic Referral System (EeRS) has been procured by NHS England and will launch across the Midlands next year. It will replace traditional paper referrals, such as letters and fax,…

New nursing service launches for Shropshire families living with dementia

This month a new nursing service has been launched to help support families living across Shropshire affected by dementia. The service will consist of a team of four specialist dementia nurses called Admiral Nurses who will provide life-changing support to families affected by all forms of dementia. Their expertise can help people living with dementia…

NHS clinic takes the Covid-19 vaccine to homeless and vulnerable people

30 November 2022

In Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, the NHS is prioritising homeless people by organising bespoke clinics to drive uptake of the Covid-19 vaccine.     The vaccine service recognises that to reach this vulnerable group they need to ramp up their efforts by working closely with shelters and charities in the area, to ensure that homeless…

Keep your medicine cabinet #stockedandlocked this winter say health experts in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

28 November 2022

Get ready for winter by stocking up medicine cabinets at home, is the message from health experts at NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. A new campaign launched this week recommends that medicine cabinets at home are kept #stockedandlocked – stocked with essential medicines and products, as well as locked and out of the reach of…

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