Local NHS braces for severe disruption due to first consultant strikes in a decade

19 July 2023

The NHS is bracing itself for one of the toughest strikes in its history beginning on Thursday morning, say health bosses at NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. Consultant doctors and hospital-based dentists will be taking strike action from 8am on Thursday until 8am on Saturday, with consultants only providing staffing levels to cover emergency care.…

Residents in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin urged to use health and care services wisely ahead of planned industrial action

11 July 2023

Health care leaders across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin say they expect significant disruption for patients during the latest round of strike action and are urging people to think wisely, use NHS 111 online (if they are unsure on where to go), and only attend an Emergency Department if it’s absolutely necessary to ensure that care…

Report highlights positive impact of Telford SEND services

3 July 2023

The ‘passion and determination’ of local organisations is leading to positive outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) in Telford and Wrekin, according to an Ofsted and Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection report. The inspection report goes on to highlight that children and young people with SEND are visible,…

Draft Healthier Weight Strategy for Shropshire – residents and stakeholders urged to give their views

30 June 2023

At the Shropshire Health and Wellbeing Board (HWBB) held on 15th June 2023, members supported the launch of a consultation on Shropshire’s draft Healthier Weight strategy. Two-thirds of adults are an unhealthy weight in Shropshire, as well as almost one-third of 10-11 year olds. The draft strategy has been written following a survey that launched…

Construction of £24 million planned care hub at Princess Royal Hospital is progressing well

Construction is well underway for a new £24 million planned care hub, which will provide more theatres and recovery areas as part of plans to transform patient care at Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford. The new hub will provide day case surgery for patients across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and mid Wales, supporting communities…

Ambulance hub in operation at county acute hospital

27 June 2023

A freestanding ambulance hub is in operation at Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford to provide a better experience for patients. The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH), which runs PRH, secured £1.2 million to create the ambulance hub. This freestanding building adjacent to the Emergency Department opened in April 2023, providing eight spaces,…

Charity supporting people with health and social care needs celebrates Learning Disability Week

23 June 2023

Taking Part, an independent charity for people with health and social care needs in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, is celebrating this year’s Learning Disability Week, 19 to 26 June, by thanking all their experts by experience volunteers for their hard work and commitment.  Michael Ratcliffe, a leader representative at Taking Part, said: “We are celebrating…

More people with learning disabilities are getting their annual health checks 

21 June 2023

GP practices in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin have exceeded national targets for the Learning Disability Annual Health Check (LDAHC).   The NHS Long Term Plan1 commits to improve uptake of the annual health check in primary care for people aged over 14 years old with a learning disability, so that at least 75% of those eligible…

How you make a complaint about primary care services is changing on 1 July 2023

From 1 July 2023 the way members of the public make a complaint about primary care services is changing.   By primary care services we mean GPs, dentists, opticians or pharmacy services.  There are two ways you can make a complaint:     You can complain to the healthcare provider: this is the organisation where you received the…

Services for adults and children and young people with high support needs

19 June 2023

This week marks Learning Disability Week, 19 – 25 June. This video tells the story of Luke, a young man with learning disabilities and complex care needs. It describes his family’s experience and the impact of the Shropshire Intensive Support Team (IST). To watch Luke’s story, click here. Read on to learn more about some…

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