Faster diagnosis for patients as new service launched

27 March 2024

News from our partners at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust. A new teledermatology service has been launched at the Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) in Telford, helping patients to have a faster diagnosis and treatment for skin cancer. The service, run by The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, involves a qualified professional clinical…

Patient Choice

12 March 2024

The NHS Constitution gives most people living in England the right to choose where to receive treatment. This also means you can choose the organisation that provides your NHS care when you’re referred for your first appointment with a consultant. So, if your GP recommends that you see a specialist, you can choose where and…

NHS communications team clinches prestigious UK award

8 March 2024

We are delighted to announce that NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin (NHS STW) communications team has received a prestigious national award for the ‘Think Which Service’ campaign with judges describing their entry as “a standout submission delivering brilliant cost savings to the NHS.” The NHS Communicate Awards were hosted by NHS Confederation and NHS Providers…

Families continue to shape the future of SEND services in Shropshire

6 March 2024

  Partners from the NHS and Shropshire Council are working together, listening to the feedback from parent carers and their children and young people, to improve the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) support available in the local area. Last summer, parent carers were invited to complete a short survey, following a reinspection of SEND…

New Whitchurch GP practice progressing at a healthy pace say health bosses

1 March 2024

Progress continues at a healthy pace for the brand-new Clayton Health Centre, part of the huge regeneration of Pauls Moss in Whitchurch, with August 2024 set for the grand opening, say health bosses at NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. The state-of-the-art new Clayton Health Centre will see the existing GP practices located in the town…

Residents urged to ‘Think Pharmacy First’ as new improved service launches across the county

15 February 2024

Health chiefs at NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are urging residents to ‘Think Pharmacy First’ to access appropriate treatment and advice for common illnesses, as a brand-new pharmacy service launches across the county. All community pharmacies across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin have signed up to the Pharmacy First scheme which, where appropriate, will enable pharmacists to…

The NHS in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin has declared a system critical incident

31 January 2024

  Please help us to help those with the most urgent health needs, by choosing the care most appropriate for your needs. Please only call 999 or go to A&E in life threatening emergencies. We are seeing high levels of admissions and attendances at A&E at both The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Princess Royal…

NHS searching for volunteers to help ensure local people are involved in service changes

23 January 2024

Do you have the skills and qualities to support the local NHS to ensure it properly involves local people in service changes? Do you have an awareness and understanding of the diverse communities of Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin? NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin is searching for volunteers to join a committee made up of members…

NHS launches new e-Learning to improve the lives of people living with sight loss

22 January 2024

A new e-Learning resource for staff working in health and care services has been launched in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin to help improve the lives of people living with sight loss. The ‘Understanding and Supporting People Living with Sight Loss e-Learning’ is a collaboration between people with lived experience of sight loss, sight loss experts…

New Rehabilitation and Recovery Units help reduce health and care pressures across the county

18 January 2024

  Two Rehabilitation and Recovery Units have opened at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, adding additional bed capacity on each hospital site (Princess Royal Hospital, Telford and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital) for people who no longer need to be in an acute hospital bed but can’t be supported safely at home. The care…

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