Collaborating for people with sight loss

18 September 2023

This week marks National Eye Health Week, 18 to 24 September 2023, and Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin is getting ready to launch a brand new learning resource for staff working in health and care services to help improve the lives of people living with sight loss.  The ‘Understanding and Supporting People Living with Sight Loss…

Health leaders plea to the local community to ‘think which service’ due to extreme pressure

12 September 2023

  Health and care services across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are under extreme pressure. Local health and care leaders are urging people to ‘think which service’ and choose the right service for their needs to help reduce the pressure and make sure everyone can get the care they need as quickly as possible. We are…

Junior Doctor and Consultant Industrial Action Update

8 September 2023

The British Medical Association (BMA) is taking strike action involving consultants and junior doctors at a number of NHS trusts, including the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital and Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust, as follows: In September, for the first-time consultants and junior doctors will be taking…

Community pharmacies across the county now offering oral contraception

30 August 2023

Community pharmacies across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are now offering oral contraception, previously prescribed by a GP, to local people. The new service is available in 26 community pharmacies in the county and is part of a new initiative to improve access, manage demand, and allow our highly skilled pharmacists to do more. Patients who…

NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin warns of ‘significant disruption’ as consultant strike ahead of the bank holiday

23 August 2023

As we head into the August bank holiday, the NHS is bracing itself for further disruption and asking the public to plan ahead as consultants, who are the most senior clinicians, plan for a second round of industrial action. Consultant doctors who are members of the British Medical Association (BMA) are set to take industrial…

National campaign launched on the changing role of General Practice (GP) professionals

17 August 2023

Patients and members of the public will now be able to read about the changing role of professionals in GP practices across the UK within the national press. GP practices have changed and there are now more health experts available to help you. Your GP practice has been joined by additional highly trained and qualified…

New sub-acute and rehabilitation wards for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

15 August 2023

  Following the announcement from the Department of Health and Social Care: £250 million to boost NHS capacity with 900 new beds – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk), NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin have released the following statement: Dr Nick White, Chief Medical Officer for NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, said: “We are delighted to announce that we…

Work Continues to Improve People’s Experiences of Outpatient Services

As part of the local Outpatients Programme, new initiatives are being put in place to improve people’s experiences of services in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. The focus of the Outpatients Programme is on planned care happening in a hospital or clinic where people do not need to stay overnight. Mr Andrew Elves, Clinical Lead for…

Important Industrial Action Update from The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals

14 August 2023

Parents and carers of children who require medical help during industrial action by junior doctors are being advised to contact NHS 111 online or NHS 111 by phone first. Please also consider attending Minor Injury Units in Bridgnorth, Oswestry, Ludlow and Bridgnorth, which are not impacted by the strike action taking place until 7am on Tuesday…

Midlands soon to get Digital Boost for Eye Care Referrals

25 July 2023

Exciting changes to eye care referrals in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin will be rolled out later this year. The new Electronic Eye Referral Service (EeRS) is coming to the Midlands, as part of an NHS-led regional implementation programme. EeRS is a digital platform that allows optometrists to refer patients directly to secondary care for eye…

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