Join us in celebrating Black History Month this October

20 September 2022

To proudly mark Black History Month, you are cordially invited to attend the relaunch of the Primary Care Ethnically Diverse Network. This will be a chance to celebrate our dedicated and diverse workforce, as well as acknowledging the continued achievements and contributions of black people in the UK and around the world. The event, which…

Advice on how to access health services this Bank Holiday Monday

15 September 2022

Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Government has confirmed that Monday 19 September, the date of the state funeral, will be a public Bank Holiday. As such your GP practice may be closed on Monday 19 September but a range of NHS services are still available depending on your medical need.…

Over 65s can now book autumn COVID booster

12 September 2022

Press release issued by NHS England. People aged 65 and over will be able to book their autumn COVID booster through the national booking system from today, meaning five million more people can now top up their protection ahead of winter. The NHS Covid vaccine service is also now offering appointments to carers and pregnant…

Autumn Covid-19 booster vaccines open for vulnerable and elderly residents this winter

8 September 2022

The NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme has begun in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin with vaccinations already being given to care homes residents and the National Booking Service now open for Autumn Boosters with appointments starting as early as Monday 12 September for those who are eligible. Eligible people include all those aged 75 and over, people…

Local NHS launches new asthma app for children

7 September 2022

NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are proud to be supporting the national #AskAboutAsthma week beginning Monday 12 September 2022. The week is being marked across the county with the launch of a new app aimed at helping children and young people to better manage their asthma. Around 5,000 children and young people are registered as…

Local NHS team joins Shropshire Goes Green event

NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin will be joining in at ‘Shropshire Goes Green’, Shropshire Council’s first sustainability festival being held later this month. Building on the success of November 2021’s ‘Shropshire Goes Electric’ event, which put the spotlight on sustainable transport and encouraged the use of electric vehicles, Shropshire Council is now focusing on all…

NHS Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin set to begin offering Covid-19 autumn booster vaccinations

30 August 2022

In the latest phase of the covid vaccination programme, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin will join the rest of country and launch the first autumn boosters across the county from early September onwards. The life-saving booster jab will be available from w/c 5th September for those people who are most at risk from Covid-19. The Autumn…

Hardworking Gina awarded Star of the Month

26 August 2022

Gina Groom, Senior Digital Communications Officer, has been awarded the Star of the Month for NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin (NHS STW). Gina was nominated by her colleagues who wanted to recognise for her hardworking attitude, and consistently going above and beyond. One of her nominators, Harriet Hopkins, said “Gina is a highly regarded member of the team who…

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin health and care system declares a critical incident

12 August 2022

The health and care system in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin has declared a critical incident due to continued and unprecedented pressure on its services across all its settings. We are seeing significant and sustained levels of demand for all health and care services across the area.  There are still relatively high numbers of patients in…

Local NHS leader thanks staff for mammoth efforts to reduce the longest waits

10 August 2022

Statement from Simon Whitehouse, Chief Executive Officer for NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin: Following the announcement that the NHS has met its target to reduce the number of people unnecessarily waiting more than two years for planned treatment, I want to offer my heartfelt thanks to all our staff working across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin…

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