British Red Cross to deliver new Positive Lives Service

24 October 2022

Following a thorough procurement process, NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin has awarded the contract for the new Positive Lives Service (formerly HISU) to the British Red Cross. The British Red Cross, which has a wealth of experience delivering similar services nationally, began mobilising the service from 1st October 2022. The Positive Lives Service will work…

NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin appoints new Clinical Lead for Personalised Care

21 October 2022

NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin has successfully appointed Dr Jane Povey, former Medical Director at Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust, as its new Clinical Lead for Personalised Care. This is a crucial role for the Integrated Care System and will drive forward the progression of patient and service user centred care. Nick White, Chief Medical…

Black History Month celebrations

19 October 2022

On Thursday 6 October, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin ICS celebrated Black History Month with an event at Shrewsbury Town Football Club. Organised by the ICS Equality, Diversity and Inclusion steering group, this was an inspiring and stimulating evening. It saw the relaunch of our STW ICS Ethnically Diverse Network, which was established in 2020 when…

Macmillan funded project aims to improve the lives of people living with cancer in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

A new project aimed at improving the experiences of people living with cancer in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin has been funded by a national cancer support charity. The Macmillan Community Care Project, was launched in late 2021 and began in pilot GP practices from January 2022. It is a pilot scheme which involves Macmillan Community…

Celebrating Pharmacy Technician Day in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

14 October 2022

Tuesday 18 October is National Pharmacy Technician Day. It is a day that allows us to recognise the invaluable contributions made by Pharmacy Technicians within our county and how they contribute to our health and care services. There are a number of Pharmacy Technicians working in the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Medicines Management Team who…

“Help us help you” – don’t let cancer play on your mind

NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin is encouraging people to ‘help us help you’ by approaching their GP with any worrying symptoms. Healthcare leaders are hoping to address the barriers which prevent people coming forward early if they are worried about cancer. The hope is to encourage  those who have noticed something in their body that…

Integrated Care System launches innovative preceptorship programme

12 October 2022

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Integrated Care System (ICS) has launched a new preceptorship programme this month, to support newly qualified nurses, Allied Health Professionals and midwives in their early career journey. There will be a series of events hosted for new colleagues over the coming months, the first of which took place this week. Preceptorship…

Racial Equality Pledges: one year on

11 October 2022

One year on from pledging a shared commitment to racial equality, health leaders in the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Integrated Care System (ICS) continue their efforts to reduce inequalities and create a culture of inclusiveness. The racial equality, diversity and inclusion pledges forcefully reject all forms of racism and discrimination, commit to protecting and promoting…

Working together to improve outpatient services

NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin is working with people, carers, health professionals and local service providers to improve outpatient services. Outpatients are when someone has an appointment in a hospital or clinic but does not need to stay overnight. COVID-19 had a significant impact on the amount of planned care the NHS across the country…

Local events scheduled to shape the future of diabetes care

10 October 2022

Residents in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin who live with, or are affected by, Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes will be given the opportunity to learn more about how to live well with the condition through two scheduled events. Diabetes UK is hosting the first of these two events on Tuesday 18 October between 6-8pm…

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