Spring Booster Campaign launched across Shropshire

18 April 2023

The NHS kicked off the latest phase of its world renowned covid vaccination programme last week with a spring campaign to protect the most vulnerable. In Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, around 70,000 people will be eligible for a spring covid jab, including aged 75 and over, those with a weakened immune system and residents in…

Do you know about the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service?

17 April 2023

Our GP practices work closely with local pharmacists to support you with certain minor health conditions. It may be more appropriate to have your NHS consultation with a pharmacist instead of at the GP practice. You can choose to have your consultation with any pharmacy convenient to you, where you will have a confidential pre-booked…

NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Appoints New Chief People Officer

11 April 2023

NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin has appointed Alex Brett as the new Chief People Officer for the Integrated Care System (ICS). Alex joins the organisation alongside her existing role as Chief People Officer at Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (MPUFT). She started her career originally as a nurse, was Professional Lead for District Nursing…

TV personality, Dr Ranj Singh, teams up with local NHS, urging residents to ‘Think Which Service’

5 April 2023

Dr Ranj Singh, NHS doctor and national TV personality, has teamed up with healthcare professionals at NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin to encourage local people to ‘Think Which Service’ before deciding which local health service is right for their medical need. Through a brand-new four-part podcast series, launched this week, Dr Singh – famous for…

The Duchess of Edinburgh officially opens UK’s first dedicated veterans’ orthopaedic centre

The UK’s first dedicated Veterans’ Orthopaedic Centre at Shropshire’s specialist orthopaedic hospital has officially been opened by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Edinburgh. The Duchess was at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital for an official visit, that saw her unveil a plaque marking the official opening of the pioneering Headley Court…

Industrial action update

4 April 2023

The NHS and Local Authorities 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 junior doctors with strike action planned at a number of NHS trusts from 7am on Tuesday 11 April to 7am on…

The Hewitt Review: an independent review of integrated care systems published

  An independent review of integrated care systems, announced by the Chancellor in the Autumn Statement and chaired by The Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt, has concluded, and published its final report. The review set out to consider the oversight and governance of integrated care systems (ICSs). Each ICS has an integrated care board (ICB), a statutory…

NHS issues hay fever guidance to help cut unnecessary prescription costs

27 March 2023

Health bosses at NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin have issued guidance to people who experience hay fever symptoms, along with information on where to find help and cut prescription costs. This spring, residents across the county are being encouraged to visit their local pharmacy for advice and treatment as it is not usually necessary to…

Stay sneeze-free this spring and summer with our top tips for hay fever symptoms

23 March 2023

When the sun comes out, trees grow new leaves and flowers start to bloom. However, many of us start to experience hay fever. Hay fever is a common condition also known as seasonal allergic rhinitis. It affects around 1 in 5 of us in the UK and can affect people between March and September. Hay…

Aaran goes above and beyond as Star of the Month

Aaran West, Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) supervisor, has been awarded this month’s Star of the Month by our Chief Executive Simon Whitehouse. Aaran was nominated by Phoebie Taylor and Milly Anderton. Phoebie said: “As a supervisor for the team he not only does jobs that fall within this remit he also undertakes other roles such…

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