People across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin urged to use NHS services wisely

16 June 2023

Health leaders across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are urging people to use services wisely to ensure critical NHS services are available for those most in need. The industrial strike action by the British Medical Association, which means junior doctors are striking until 7am on Saturday 17 June, coupled with the hot weather has meant there…

NHS gears up to boost diagnostic testing

Work on Shropshire’s first Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) is close to completion, ready to open for patients later this year. The new facility, located in Telford, will boost diagnostic capacity across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and provide quicker and more convenient access to important tests for conditions such as cancer, heart and lung disease. Karla Jennings-Preece, Project…

Latest Update on the Industrial Action planned for June

9 June 2023

The NHS and local councils in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are working hard to keep people safe during the planned strikes, while delivering the best care possible. The next planned industrial action is from West Midlands Ambulance Service on Monday 12 June, between 6am – 12noon and 6pm – 12 midnight, as well as junior…

Beat the heat and stay safe this weekend as temperatures set to soar

With an amber weather alert announced and temperatures set to become ‘very warm’ to ‘hot’ between Saturday and Monday across the Midlands, we’re urging everyone across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin to beat the heat and stay safe this weekend. Hot weather can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, lung problems and other diseases. Older…

Local NHS teams up with TV Personality, Dr Ranj Singh, to launch a new mental health awareness podcast

19 May 2023

This week, 15 to 21 May 2023, is Mental Health Awareness Week, to mark the occasion, Dr Ranj Singh, NHS doctor and national TV personality, has teamed up with healthcare professionals at NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin to record a new ‘Think which service?’ podcast to talk about mental health, how it affects our daily…

Jeremy’s ‘heart, soul and passion’ for work in cancer care wins him Star of the Month

18 May 2023

At the NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin’s Staff Huddle, Simon Whitehouse, Chief Executive Officer, awarded May’s Star of the Month  to Jeremy Roberts, Macmillan Community Care Project Manager. The Star of the Month Award recognises the commitment and dedication of staff members who go above and beyond what is expected of them to make a…

NHS donates children’s book to promote diversity of nursing and inspire new generations

11 May 2023

A book written by a nurse and her granddaughter is being donated to libraries across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin ahead of International Nurses Day on 12 May. ‘Ella’s Grandpa goes Hippity Hop!’ aims to reflect the diverse and varied roles that make up nursing teams in today’s hospitals. The book is being distributed as part…

“Come to us for UTIs, skin infections and conjunctivitis” say local pharmacists.

9 May 2023

Pharmacies across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are now offering a range of extended services to help people gain access to medical advice and treatment at a place more convenient to them. The new Community Pharmacy Extended Care Service allows people to visit a local pharmacy instead of their GP practice for a range of minor…

NHS 111 now first port of call for emergency repeat medication

4 May 2023

NHS 111 is now the first port of call for emergency repeat medication, say health leaders in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. From April 2023, patients who are in immediate need or require emergency repeat medications will need to visit www.111.nhs.uk or call 111. This may include running out of medication, losing or damaging medicines, or…

Chief Nurse urges people to order their repeat prescriptions ahead of the upcoming May Bank Holidays

20 April 2023

People across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are being encouraged to get ready for the upcoming May Bank Holidays by planning repeat prescriptions and knowing where to go if they need help. Every bank holiday, NHS 111 sees an increase in people contacting the service having run out of essential medication and needing an urgent repeat…

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