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Keep your medicine cabinet #stockedandlocked this winter say health experts in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

28 November 2022

Get ready for winter by stocking up medicine cabinets at home, is the message from health experts at NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. A new campaign launched this week recommends that medicine cabinets at home are kept #stockedandlocked – stocked with essential medicines and products, as well as locked and out of the reach of…

Charlton Medical Centre receives Green Impact Silver Award

23 November 2022

Charlton Medical Centre, in Oakengates, Telford, is delighted to have received a Green Impact award. Green Impact for Health is a learning and awards programme designed to provide practical advice and tips to General Practices that want to improve their sustainability. Practice Nurse Vivien James was passionate about taking action on climate change and so…

Make a difference to Palliative and End of Life Care

22 November 2022

Palliative and end of life care affects us all, at all ages – the living, the dying and the bereaved. NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin is hosting two events in December to support a conversation about palliative and end of life care and set out how people will be involved in improving this care in…

Improving Care For Everyone – Delivering Excellent Planned Care Throughout The Year

18 November 2022

A key element of plans to upgrade acute hospital services across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales involves the transformation of our Telford site to specialise in the delivery of planned care. The dedicated planned care site will provide benefits for all residents, including: Operations and procedures will be able to take place all…

Patients across Shropshire urged to return unused antibiotics

18 November 2022

An Antibiotic Amnesty is being held this November, with people across Shropshire urged to play their part.   Local healthcare leaders at NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are encouraging members of the public, as well as health and social care staff, to return old or unused antibiotics to their nearest pharmacy Pharmacies throughout Shropshire, Telford…

Shrewsbury Town Football Club CEO gets his COVID-19 jab and encourages local people to get vaccinated

18 November 2022

CEO of Shrewsbury Town Football Club, Brian Caldwell, is backing the NHS campaign urging people to get their Covid autumn booster ahead of winter and got his on Saturday. Bob, the NHS mobile vaccination bus, was given permission from the Club to park at Montgomery Waters Meadow last Saturday for Shrewsbury’s league one fixture against…

Have your say on local outpatient services

18 November 2022

If you have had an appointment in a hospital or clinic in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin but not needed to stay overnight, also known as an outpatient appointment, the NHS wants to hear from you. NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin is asking people to share their experiences and views of outpatient care to help make…

Support on hand to help boost language skills for Shropshire’s young children

17 November 2022

To improve children’s communication skills, Shropshire Council and partners including NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and Public Health England are offering a wide range of support for practitioners, teachers, carers and parents for children with speech and language needs.  Mirroring the national situation, Shropshire has seen an increase in the number of young children in…

Adults at risk from flu and COVID-19 need free vaccinations to stay well

16 November 2022

The local NHS is urging adults with long-term health conditions to take up the offer of a free flu jab and COVID-19 booster as soon as possible to protect them this winter. Those at higher risk of serious symptoms from flu and COVID-19 include people with lung problems including asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary…

SEND reinspection – have your say

14 November 2022

As part of the Shropshire Local Area SEND reinspection, there will be two opportunities for parent carers to meet with inspectors to share their experiences with them. Monday 21 November 7-8pm Shropshire Parent and Carer Council (PACC) will host a virtual meeting via MS Teams. Please email info@paccshropshire.org.uk for the link. Tuesday 22 November 10-11am Shropshire Parent…

Self Care Week reminds us to exercise self care for life

11 November 2022

Self Care Week is an annual national event that raises awareness of what we can all do to improve our physical health and mental wellbeing. This year Self Care Week runs from Monday 14 to Sunday 20 November, and the theme is ‘Exercise Self Care for Life’. Claire Hand, Lead Medicines Optimisation Pharmacy Technician at…

Ofsted and CQC SEND reinspection 2022

10 November 2022

The Shropshire Area SEND Partnership would like to let all parents, carers, children and young people know that we have been notified by Ofsted and CQC that they will complete the SEND Revisit from Monday 21 to Wednesday 23 November 2022. The purpose of the inspection is to evaluate the progress made since the original…

Drive to tackle physical and mental health inequalities through physical health checks for people with severe mental illnesses

9 November 2022

People with severe mental illnesses are being urged to take up free physical health checks, as part of a drive to reduce health inequalities in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. Locally, there are currently around 3,700 people who have been diagnosed with a severe mental illness (SMI), which includes bipolar, schizophrenia and non-organic psychosis. These free,…

Bob the Vaccination Bus set to return to Shrewsbury Town Football Club this Saturday

9 November 2022

Shrewsbury Town fans can help win the fight against COVID-19 this winter as they’re being offered the chance to receive their vaccine at Shrewsbury’s home match against Barnsley FC this Saturday.    Bob will be at Montgomery Waters Meadow from 11am as part Men’s Health week which is a pop-up event organised by NHS Shropshire,…

Pregnant women urged to get the flu and Covid-19 jabs ahead of winter

7 November 2022

  Expectant mothers have a higher chance of developing complications if they get flu or Covid-19. Pregnant women in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are being urged to have both their flu and COVID-19 autumn booster ahead of what is predicted to be a tough winter, in order to get the best protection from the viruses…

£24m boost to improve planned care facilities for local population

4 November 2022

  Press release issued by The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust on behalf of the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Integrated Care System: A new £24 million planned care hub is being purpose-built which will improve services and reduce the time that patients from Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales are waiting for their operations.…

Events to shape the future of local palliative and end of life care

1 November 2022

Palliative and end of life care affects us all, at all ages – the living, the dying and the bereaved. Come along to either our online or face-to-face session to join a conversation about palliative and end of life care and shape our local approach. Ensuring that people get the right care is a priority for…

Memory Service in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin to change name to Dementia Assessment and Support Service (DASS)

1 November 2022

As part of the Dementia Vision in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, a programme of work led by people living with dementia and their carers; a decision was made to change the name of the Memory Assessment Service (MAS), to Dementia Assessment and Support Service (DASS).   The reasoning behind the name change is to raise the…

Patients encouraged to ‘ask your pharmacist’

2 November 2022

It’s national ‘Ask Your Pharmacist Week’ from Monday 31 October to Monday 7 November. The theme this year is ‘now at your local pharmacy’ and highlights the new NHS services that have been introduced in community pharmacy over the past few years, alongside the recent evolution of pharmacy practice. Pharmacies are part of the NHS…

Shropshire Men’s Health Week 7 – 12 November 2022

31 October 2022

From Monday 7 to Saturday 12 November, the local NHS, alongside partner organisations, is hosting its own ‘Men’s Health Week’ to tie in with national ‘Movember’ charity work. The local campaign aims to raise awareness of key health issues such as prostate cancer symptoms, abdominal aortic aneurysm screening and the prevalence of hidden mental health…

Public event to shape outpatient services

26 October 2022

Have you recently attended an outpatient service (a short appointment not requiring an overnight stay) in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin? If you have, we would like to invite you to an online event to share your experience and views and help us improve services. The event will take place over MS Teams on Wednesday, 16…

British Red Cross to deliver new Positive Lives Service

24 October 2022

Following a thorough procurement process, NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin has awarded the contract for the new Positive Lives Service (formerly HISU) to the British Red Cross. The British Red Cross, which has a wealth of experience delivering similar services nationally, began mobilising the service from 1st October 2022. The Positive Lives Service will work…

NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin appoints new Clinical Lead for Personalised Care

21 October 2022

NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin has successfully appointed Dr Jane Povey, former Medical Director at Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust, as its new Clinical Lead for Personalised Care. This is a crucial role for the Integrated Care System and will drive forward the progression of patient and service user centred care. Nick White, Chief Medical…

Black History Month celebrations

19 October 2022

On Thursday 6 October, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin ICS celebrated Black History Month with an event at Shrewsbury Town Football Club. Organised by the ICS Equality, Diversity and Inclusion steering group, this was an inspiring and stimulating evening. It saw the relaunch of our STW ICS Ethnically Diverse Network, which was established in 2020 when…

Macmillan funded project aims to improve the lives of people living with cancer in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

19 October 2022

A new project aimed at improving the experiences of people living with cancer in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin has been funded by a national cancer support charity. The Macmillan Community Care Project, was launched in late 2021 and began in pilot GP practices from January 2022. It is a pilot scheme which involves Macmillan Community…

“If our profession is to survive, we need to work differently.”

18 October 2022

The following words have been taken from a recent speech written by Dr Carla Ingram, GP Partner at Marden Medical Practice, to explain the reasons why the practice has decided to be involved in the Shrewsbury Health and Wellbeing Hub programme, and why the proposal could be the solution to many of the problems faced…

Celebrating Pharmacy Technician Day in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

14 October 2022

Tuesday 18 October is National Pharmacy Technician Day. It is a day that allows us to recognise the invaluable contributions made by Pharmacy Technicians within our county and how they contribute to our health and care services. There are a number of Pharmacy Technicians working in the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Medicines Management Team who…

“Help us help you” – don’t let cancer play on your mind

14 October 2022

NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin is encouraging people to ‘help us help you’ by approaching their GP with any worrying symptoms. Healthcare leaders are hoping to address the barriers which prevent people coming forward early if they are worried about cancer. The hope is to encourage  those who have noticed something in their body that…

People 50 and over urged to book for their COVID-19 Autumn Booster and Flu Vaccinations in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin ahead of winter

14 October 2022

  From today, Friday 14 October, people aged 50 and over can now book their COVID-19 Autumn Booster and flu vaccination in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin with appointments starting from Saturday, 15 October. People aged 50 and over can now book their COVID-19 autumn booster online via the National Booking Service or by calling NHS…

Integrated Care System launches innovative preceptorship programme

12 October 2022

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Integrated Care System (ICS) has launched a new preceptorship programme this month, to support newly qualified nurses, Allied Health Professionals and midwives in their early career journey. There will be a series of events hosted for new colleagues over the coming months, the first of which took place this week. Preceptorship…

Racial Equality Pledges: one year on

11 October 2022

One year on from pledging a shared commitment to racial equality, health leaders in the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Integrated Care System (ICS) continue their efforts to reduce inequalities and create a culture of inclusiveness. The racial equality, diversity and inclusion pledges forcefully reject all forms of racism and discrimination, commit to protecting and promoting…

Working together to improve outpatient services

11 October 2022

NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin is working with people, carers, health professionals and local service providers to improve outpatient services. Outpatients are when someone has an appointment in a hospital or clinic but does not need to stay overnight. COVID-19 had a significant impact on the amount of planned care the NHS across the country…

The potential opportunities and benefits of the proposed Shrewsbury Health and Wellbeing Hub, by Dr Carla Ingram

11 October 2022

Local GP Dr Carla Ingram presents her views on the current pressures faced by GPs, and how the proposed Shrewsbury Health and Wellbeing Hub could well be the answer. Writing this blog was a challenge. Between juggling a huge clinical workload, COVID vaccinations, constant deadlines and four young children; my free time is precious and…

Local events scheduled to shape the future of diabetes care

10 October 2022

Residents in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin who live with, or are affected by, Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes will be given the opportunity to learn more about how to live well with the condition through two scheduled events. Diabetes UK is hosting the first of these two events on Tuesday 18 October between 6-8pm…

Star of the Month, Jessica, is simply amazing!

7 October 2022

Jessica Quilter, Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) Supervisor, has been awarded the Star of the Month for NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin (NHS STW). Jessica was nominated by Lucy Merricks “because she has constantly been a supportive supervisor since coming into the role.” Lucy added “she has a natural caring side that is very appreciated by…

COVID-19 Autumn Booster roll-out off to a good start in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

6 October 2022

  The NHS autumn booster campaign in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin has got off to a great start with over 60,000 vaccines delivered in just over three weeks of the programme and thousands already booked in for the weeks ahead. Steve Ellis, Programme and Service Director for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin’s Vaccination Service, said: “With…

“GPs are under an unprecedented workload pressure, far more than I have seen in my 20 year history as a partner” says local doctor

3 October 2022

A Shropshire GP has spoken of the ‘unprecedented’ pressures which have been placed on surgeries since the pandemic. With medical staff bracing themselves for a challenging autumn and winter, Dr Stefan Waldendorf has reached out to frustrated patients looking for appointments, and urged them to be tolerant, particularly of staff, who have at times faced…

Local NHS launches new asthma app for children

30 September 2022

NHS Shropshire Telford and Wrekin are proud to be supporting the national #AskAboutAsthma week beginning Monday 3 October 2022. The week is being marked across the county with the launch of a new app aimed at helping children and young people to better manage their asthma. Around 5000 children and young people are registered as…

New Timescale for NHS111 Transfer Agreed

29 September 2022

A new timescale for the transfer of the NHS111 West Midlands contract has been agreed to ensure patients are unaffected by the change in provider during the busy winter period. In July it was announced that the current provider, West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS), would be stepping back from the contract and DHU Healthcare, who…

“Make sure your child is up to date with vaccinations” say health bosses

28 September 2022

“Ahead of the winter months, make sure your child is up to date with vaccinations”, say health bosses at NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. If unsure, parents and carers are advised to check the record of immunisations within a child’s red book or call their GP practice to see if vaccinations have been missed. Children…

Vital Transformation Of Acute Care Services Moves Closer

23 September 2022

Vital plans to transform acute hospital services, which will help to improve health and care outcomes for communities across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales, are progressing. This follows formal confirmation of the approval, subject to a number of conditions, of a Strategic Outline Case (SOC) of the Hospitals Transformation Programme at the end…

Diabetes UK local events

22 September 2022

Diabetes UK are holding two local diabetes engagement events called ‘Shaping the future of diabetes care’. All patients are invited to attend, as well as health professionals. Telford event   Tuesday 18 October 6-8pm at Mercure Hotel Shrewsbury event  Thursday 20 October 6-8pm at Shrewsbury Town Football Club  This is a great opportunity for you to…

Over 65s in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin urged to book their COVID-19 Autumn booster

22 September 2022

People aged 65 and over in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are being urged to book their COVID-19 autumn booster online via the National Booking Service or by calling NHS 119 to ensure the best protection against coronavirus through the winter months. The vaccination booster programme has got off to a good start in Shropshire, Telford…

Enhanced Access services at GP practices: What does it mean?

21 September 2022

From October 2022, your GP practice will be offering improved access to appointments and other general practice services. This ‘enhanced access’ means: GP services will be providing appointments until 8pm on weekdays, and from 9am-5pm on Saturdays as a minimum. Appointments will be both bookable in advance and available for same day (and able to…

Local policy to support fair and equitable access to health care

20 September 2022

To support local health providers to manage patient access to certain services, the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Integrated Care System is introducing a system-wide Elective Care Access Policy. The new policy sets out the elective access rules for outpatient and cancer appointments, diagnostics, and elective inpatient or day case treatment, supporting equitable and fair access…

Join us in celebrating Black History Month this October

20 September 2022

To proudly mark Black History Month, you are cordially invited to attend the relaunch of the Primary Care Ethnically Diverse Network. This will be a chance to celebrate our dedicated and diverse workforce, as well as acknowledging the continued achievements and contributions of black people in the UK and around the world. The event, which…

Advice on how to access health services this Bank Holiday Monday

15 September 2022

Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Government has confirmed that Monday 19 September, the date of the state funeral, will be a public Bank Holiday. As such your GP practice may be closed on Monday 19 September but a range of NHS services are still available depending on your medical need.…

Over 65s can now book autumn COVID booster

12 September 2022

Press release issued by NHS England. People aged 65 and over will be able to book their autumn COVID booster through the national booking system from today, meaning five million more people can now top up their protection ahead of winter. The NHS Covid vaccine service is also now offering appointments to carers and pregnant…

Autumn Covid-19 booster vaccines open for vulnerable and elderly residents this winter

8 September 2022

The NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme has begun in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin with vaccinations already being given to care homes residents and the National Booking Service now open for Autumn Boosters with appointments starting as early as Monday 12 September for those who are eligible. Eligible people include all those aged 75 and over, people…

Local NHS launches new asthma app for children

7 September 2022

NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are proud to be supporting the national #AskAboutAsthma week beginning Monday 12 September 2022. The week is being marked across the county with the launch of a new app aimed at helping children and young people to better manage their asthma. Around 5,000 children and young people are registered as…

Local NHS team joins Shropshire Goes Green event

7 September 2022

NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin will be joining in at ‘Shropshire Goes Green’, Shropshire Council’s first sustainability festival being held later this month. Building on the success of November 2021’s ‘Shropshire Goes Electric’ event, which put the spotlight on sustainable transport and encouraged the use of electric vehicles, Shropshire Council is now focusing on all…

NHS Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin set to begin offering Covid-19 autumn booster vaccinations

30 August 2022

In the latest phase of the covid vaccination programme, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin will join the rest of country and launch the first autumn boosters across the county from early September onwards. The life-saving booster jab will be available from w/c 5th September for those people who are most at risk from Covid-19. The Autumn…

Hardworking Gina awarded Star of the Month

26 August 2022

Gina Groom, Senior Digital Communications Officer, has been awarded the Star of the Month for NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin (NHS STW). Gina was nominated by her colleagues who wanted to recognise for her hardworking attitude, and consistently going above and beyond. One of her nominators, Harriet Hopkins, said “Gina is a highly regarded member of the team who…

Community Representative wanted

26 August 2022

NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are on the lookout for a Community Representative to assist the Anticipatory Care Working Group. The volunteer will help make sure that the group considers the views and experiences of people using local services to influence the future of Anticipatory Care. Anticipatory Care is proactive healthcare and support, for people…

Plans to revisit location options for the Shrewsbury Health and Wellbeing Hub

26 August 2022

In response to the statement issued by Shropshire Council regarding the Shrewsbury Health and Wellbeing Hub, please see below a statement from NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin: Gareth Robinson, Director of Delivery and Transformation at NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, said: “We welcome plans to revisit location options for the Shrewsbury Health and Wellbeing Hub.…

Healthier Minds Festival deemed a success

25 August 2022

A detailed report from Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin’s first Healthier Minds Festival has just been published. The full report can be found here.   The festival which has been highly praised by all of those that attended, took place in May earlier this year. The festival aimed to invite different ethnic minority groups from across…

Critical Incident Stood Down by Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Health and Care System

24 August 2022

The Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Health and Care System has stood down the critical incident that was called on the 12th August. Local health and care providers responded to the critical incident by taking swift, extraordinary actions, which resulted in a significant reduction in pressure. Through system working there has been an improvement in waiting…

Vaccination Update: 24.08.22

24 August 2022

The NHS in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin is busy planning for the forthcoming Autumn Booster rollout, which is scheduled to launch next month. The life-saving booster jab will be available from September for those people who are most at risk from Covid-19. The Autumn Booster jab will be offered to everyone aged 50 and over…

County Cancer Champions Launch

23 August 2022

A national programme to encourage more people to take up cancer screening appointments is being rolled out across the county – thanks to a successful bid for national funds and a new partnership between local health organisations. Nationally the NHS as part of its commitment to reducing health inequalities has launched a programme of work…

Shrewsbury Health and Wellbeing Hub: Open letter to councillors 

23 August 2022

Dear Shrewsbury Councillors:  Chris Lemon, Julia Evans, Kate Halliday, Alex Wagner, Julian Dean and Bernard Bentick,  Thank you for your letter that you sent to all the GP practices involved in the proposed Shrewsbury Health and Wellbeing Hub. We hope that this reply will answer some of your questions and provide factual information about the…

A nurse led service developed during the Covid-19 pandemic achieves gold standard for quality.

22 August 2022

The Physical Health Pathway is a nurse led service that developed six physical health clinics during the Covid-19 pandemic, extending its service provision to support secondary mental health services across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. The pathway team has been awarded a Gold Quality Award, presented virtually by Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) Chief Executive,…

Where you can get medical help this Bank Holiday weekend.

22 August 2022

Your GP practice may be closed on Monday 29 August, but a range of NHS services are still available depending on your medical need. Pharmacists are expert health professionals who can provide advice without an appointment and recommend over-the-counter treatments. They can help with issues such as colds, tummy troubles, hay fever, rashes, sexual health…

Partner news: Telford and Wrekin community joins forces to give people hope

19 August 2022

The ‘’Project Hope Telford’’ event on Saturday 10 September (11am-3pm) has been organised by the local suicide prevention action group, Telford & Wrekin Council’s public health and housing teams and partners and those with lived experience.. It marks World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September and also recognises World Homeless Day which takes place a month later…

Shrewsbury Health and Wellbeing Hub: Open letter

18 August 2022

In response to an open letter received from five local retired GPs, Dr Charlotte Hart – Clinical Lead for the Shrewsbury Health and Wellbeing Hub – has addressed the concerns raised. Thank you for your letter regarding the proposed Shrewsbury Health and Wellbeing Hub and for sharing your concerns. The project team (of whom I…

Successful bid to be a wave one implementer for CORE20PLUS Connectors Programme

18 August 2022

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, in partnership with Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Local Authorities, were successful in their bid to be selected as one of 11 sites across the country to become a wave one site to design and implement the NHSE Health Inequalities Core20PLUS Core Connectors programme. Core Connectors are people who are part…

‘Help Us, Help You’ spot the signs of lung cancer

17 August 2022

NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin have launched a ‘Help Us, Help You’ lung cancer campaign, encouraging people with a cough lasting three weeks or more to contact their GP practice. Many people don’t realise that a cough for three weeks or more could be a sign of lung cancer and so it is vital that…

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin health and care system declares a critical incident

12 August 2022

The health and care system in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin has declared a critical incident due to continued and unprecedented pressure on its services across all its settings. We are seeing significant and sustained levels of demand for all health and care services across the area.  There are still relatively high numbers of patients in…

Local NHS leader thanks staff for mammoth efforts to reduce the longest waits

10 August 2022

Statement from Simon Whitehouse, Chief Executive Officer for NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin: Following the announcement that the NHS has met its target to reduce the number of people unnecessarily waiting more than two years for planned treatment, I want to offer my heartfelt thanks to all our staff working across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin…

Shropshire Patient Group (SPG) needs new members

2 August 2022

Each General Practice should have a Practice Patient Group (PPG), which provides a way for patients and the public to have their say on medical services within the county. Set up 12 years ago, the Shropshire Patient Group (SPG) acts as a channel for information to pass between individual PPGs and NHS Shropshire, Telford and…

Plans progress for the Shrewsbury Health and Wellbeing Hub as site now identified

1 August 2022

Plans for a new Health and Wellbeing Hub, led by NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, have taken a step forward as a site has now been identified in the Meole Brace area of Shrewsbury. NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin has developed plans for a new, purpose-built hub aimed to bring a bigger and better range…

Have your say in shaping local outpatient services

1 August 2022

Your local health and care organisations in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are working together to improve outpatient services. Outpatients are when someone has an appointment in a hospital or clinic but does not need to stay overnight. We are looking for members of the public, patients, and carers to join us for a virtual event…

New purpose-built medical centre opens in Shawbirch, Telford

25 July 2022

The brand new, state of the art premises for Shawbirch Medical Centre in Telford has opened its doors today. The project, which has been supported by NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin since March 2021, will open to the public in a new location just half a mile away in Admaston. The brand new building on…

New provider for NHS111 service

20 July 2022

DHU Healthcare are preparing to step-in and run the West Midlands NHS111 service after West Midlands Ambulance Service decides to hand back the contract. West Midlands Ambulance Service has taken the difficult decision as the service develops nationally and becomes an even more important part of the NHS. Part of this development will involve a…

Help shape the future of local health and care services

20 July 2022

Your local NHS is searching for people to join a new NHS committee to ensure the views and experiences of people living in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin influence future health and care services. The Equality and Involvement Committee will also play a key role in making sure that local health and care plans consider the…

Designing local eye-care for the future

19 July 2022

Work to redesign local eye-care services to meet the future needs of Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin is well underway. The eye-care programme is now in the process of using the experiences and feedback from patients and staff to shape the services based on best practice and what’s important to people. Barrie Reis-Seymour, Head of Transformation…

News from our partners: The ‘key to success’ introduced to benefit cancer patients

18 July 2022

A new scheme to help reduce stress and worry for cancer patients in the community has been hailed the ‘key to success’ – thanks to the region’s dedicated cancer charity. As part of its work to fund and deliver meaningful projects throughout Shropshire, Telford and Mid Wales, Lingen Davies Cancer Fund has invested in radar…

Summit throws spotlight on urgent and emergency care challenges

15 July 2022

Health and care leaders in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin have met with local MPs to discuss actions to improve ambulance delays. The delays being faced by ambulances at Shropshire’s two Accident and Emergency Departments in Shrewsbury and Telford have been well publicised in recent months. A two-part summit was therefore called to debate the issues…

Lucy Shines Brightly as NHS STW’s 1st Star of the Month

15 July 2022

Lucy Merricks, Digital Lead Processing Team for the Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) team, has been awarded the first Star of the Month for NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin (NHS STW).   Lucy was nominated by her colleague, Molly Hill, who wanted Lucy to be recognised for her brilliant work ethic and contribution to the service.,  Molly…

Stay safe as temperatures set to soar

11 July 2022

With daytime temperatures set to hit 29 degrees in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin over the next week, and very high UV levels expected, we’re urging people to stay sun safe. Make sure you: Spend time in the shade between 11am and 3pm Make sure you never burn Cover up with suitable clothing and sunglasses Take extra care…

Be Summer Ready – Get Vaccinated and Stay Protected

11 July 2022

As the number of Covid-19 cases continues to rise in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, the NHS is urging those eligible for a Covid-19 vaccination to come forward as soon as possible and get protected. We are all looking forward to warmer weather, or potentially a trip aboard, a festival or perhaps a wedding – things…

NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin celebrates 74 years of the NHS

5 July 2022

On Tuesday 5 July the NHS marks its 74th birthday. The NHS was set up in 1948 to provide everyone in the UK with healthcare based on their needs, and not on their ability to pay. This year we are celebrating the people who work for the NHS and those who are committed to providing…

We got our Covid jabs because our late dad and gramps couldn’t

4 July 2022

Katie Griffiths, 32, who lives in St Martin’s near Oswestry, is calling on people to get vaccinated as she says “Covid is still out there – and those most vulnerable still need protecting”. Her call comes just 16 months after the death of her “fit and healthy” father, Colin Griffiths, who died aged 58 from…

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Integrated Care System becomes statutory body

1 July 2022

Today (Friday 1 July) integrated care systems officially kick in as statutory bodies – marking one of the biggest transformations in health and care since the NHS was founded in 1948. But what does it all mean – both for the public, and for those of us working within health and care organisations? Friday 1…

Have Your Say – Pharmacy Services in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

29 June 2022

A review is currently underway across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin to understand how people use their pharmacists and the services provided by pharmacies. NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and the local councils would like to hear from you to understand how you currently use your local pharmacy, your experiences of using pharmacy services, as well…

Vulnerable people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin urged to get spring booster jab as Covid-19 cases rise

24 June 2022

Vulnerable people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin urged to get spring booster jab as Covid-19 cases rise NHS Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin is urging people aged 75 and over and people aged 12 and over with a weakened immune system who have not yet come forward to get their spring booster as cases of COVID-19…

Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) service under pressure

23 June 2022

Patients across the county are being advised that the Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) service for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin is currently operating at low capacity. Patients will unfortunately experience longer waiting times as a result of this. Stephanie Munro, POD Service Manager at NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, said: “Please be assured that we are…

Local people helping to shape eye care

20 June 2022

The views and experiences of local people are being used to help shape the future of eye care services in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. Earlier this year, the NHS embarked on a programme of work to transform local eye care services.  The aim is to provide effective eye care services that are more joined up…

‘Get yourself checked’ say health bosses in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

14 June 2022

‘Get yourself checked’ is the message from GPs, Clinical Pharmacists and healthcare professionals across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin this Cervical Cancer Screening Awareness Week. To mark the week in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin (Monday 20 to Friday 24 June 2022), patients and members of the public are being encouraged to schedule regular screening check-ups with…

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Integrated Care System (ICS) Celebrates Pride Month

9 June 2022

The Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Integrated Care System (ICS) are celebrating Pride this June. A global celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community, Pride Month commemorates the Stonewall Riots that took place in June 1969 which inspired the historic gay liberation movement and the fight for LGBTQIA+ rights. The NHS in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are joining…

Health and Social Care Careers Event

7 June 2022

Wednesday 22 June 2022 9.30am – 6pm The West Stand, AFC Telford Utd, Watling Street, Wellington, TF1 2NJ The Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Integrated Care System (ICS) is hosting a Health and Social Care Careers Day on Wednesday 22 June in Wellington, to showcase the range of careers available within the sector. People from across…

NHS Doctor urges people eligible for a Spring Booster to come forward for theirs

31 May 2022

Dr Femi Ipadeola, a Medical Prescriber working within the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Covid-19 Vaccination Programme, has issued the relaying call, reminding people that “Covid has not gone away”. His plea comes amidst concern that people, who are eligible for their Spring Booster are choosing to wait until they are called in by their local…

It’s important to know where you can get medical help this Bank Holiday weekend.

31 May 2022

Your GP practice may be closed on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 June, but a range of NHS services are still available depending on your medical need. Pharmacists are trained health professionals who can provide advice without an appointment and recommend over-the-counter treatments. They can help with issues such as colds, tummy troubles, hay fever,…

NHS urges people to lower their risk of Type 2 diabetes

23 May 2022

This week (23 – 29 May) is Diabetes Prevention Week and is a joint campaign from NHS England and Diabetes UK. The NHS in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are encouraging people across the county to know their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and act now. What is diabetes? Every two minutes someone finds out…

Do you know the healthcare professionals of the future?

19 May 2022

When: Thursday 19 May 4.30pm and Tuesday 24 May 4.30pm For: All young people aged 14-19 Where: Virtual event Organised by: ICS People Team  The Integrated Care System for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin have partnered with Springpod to host live events for students aged 14-19. The aim is to inspire our young people to consider…

Local Ukrainian GP praises new NHS resources for refugees

18 May 2022

Specialised advice and guidance is now available online to support the health needs of Ukrainian refugees, as well as information for host families based in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. Working in partnership to provide important and easy-to-access information, the NHS in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, as well as the local councils and charity organisation Shropshire…

Pilot mental health project launched in Oswestry

18 May 2022

The Health Equalities Partnership (HEP) Programme, funded by NHSE/I, is a collaboration between , Shrosphire Telford and Wrekin CCG, Shropshire Mental Health Support (MHS), Designs in Mind, Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust and We are With You, and is designed to improve the wellbeing and mental health of Oswestry residents. Oswestry has the second largest population…

New nursing recruitment event launched to mark International Nurses Day

12 May 2022

As part of celebrations to mark this year’s International Nurses Day (Thursday 12 May), NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin has announced the launch of a new careers event, showcasing the diverse range of roles available to aspiring healthcare professionals in the county. The careers event will take place on Wednesday 22 June at the Ramada…

Handwritten thanks, ward visits and special gifts to mark International Nurses Day

12 May 2022

An annual global celebration, International Nurses Day takes place today (12 May 2022) and is held to acknowledge and celebrate the commitment and bravery of those in the nursing profession around the world. The day commemorates the birth of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale, and provides an opportunity to celebrate and thank all…

“Hardworking Heather” awarded Star of the Month

11 May 2022

“Hardworking” Heather Cotton, a Finance Assistant at NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), has been awarded this month’s Star of the Month. The Star of the Month Award was launched last year as a way of recognising the commitment and dedication of staff members who go over and above what is expected…

Discussions around mental health and wellbeing must continue, following successful community event

10 May 2022

Discussions around mental health and wellbeing must continue, following successful community event A regular and open dialogue around mental health and emotional wellbeing between the public and health teams must continue to be built upon, following a successful community engagement event.  That is the view of Simon Whitehouse, Chief Executive Designate of the Shropshire, Telford…

Stay sneeze-free this summer with our hay fever top tips

3 May 2022

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 fever is an allergic reaction to pollen; the fine powder produced by trees, flowers and weeds. Symptoms include sneezing, itchy eyes, a runny…

Online resources launched to help Ukrainian refugees access medical care

3 May 2022

Specialised advice and guidance is now available online to support the health needs of Ukrainian refugees, as well as information for host families, in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. Working in partnership to provide important and easy-to-access information, the NHS in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, as well as the local councils, have created dedicated resources on…

People eligible for a Spring Booster urged to come forward and not wait

3 May 2022

Health leaders in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are urging those that are eligible for the spring booster to come forward and book an appointment. This call comes amidst concern that some people, particularly those aged 75 and over, who are eligible now for their next vaccination are choosing to wait until they are called in…

Support to talk about death and dying

29 April 2022

This Dying Matters Awareness Week, 2-6 May 2022, local organisations are working together with Shropshire Libraries to provide a safe space for people to talk about death, dying, and bereavement. Experts with specialist knowledge about preparing for the end of a life and dealing with death will be available in local libraries across Shropshire and…

Activities to enable healthier mind at special community event

28 April 2022

Activities and attractions ranging from pilates, poetry and crafts are just some of the offerings taking place to encourage people to support their emotional wellbeing at the upcoming Healthier Minds Festival. The Festival, which is taking place on Thursday 5 May between 10am and 5pm at Telford Cultural and Leisure Centre in Hadley, will be…

Where to go if you’re feeling unwell this Bank Holiday

27 April 2022

Just in case you need medical help this May Bank Holiday weekend, it’s important to know which service is best suited to your needs. Your GP practice may be closed on Monday 2 May, but a range of NHS services are still available depending on your medical need. Pharmacists are trained health professionals who can…

Updated guidelines for diabetes patients on glucose monitoring

27 April 2022

On Thursday 31 March 2022, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) updated the recommendations in their diabetes guidance in relation to glucose monitoring. This applies to patients with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group are aware of this updated guidance and patients should be…

Share your views on the Shrewsbury Health and Wellbeing Hub

27 April 2022

  The NHS in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin is calling on local communities to share their views on a brand-new, state-of-the-art health and wellbeing hub in Shrewsbury. The health and wellbeing hub would bring a new approach to providing local health and wellbeing services that work together to offer high-quality care for local communities. The…

Temporary closure of the children’s eye-care service

26 April 2022

A joint statement from the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust and Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group: “Due to staffing issues, the very difficult decision has been taken to temporarily close the Paediatric Ophthalmology service at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) to new patients until further notice. “The Paediatric Ophthalmology…

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Integrated Care System stands down ‘system critical incident’ status

20 April 2022

  Speaking on behalf of the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Integrated Care System, Patricia Davies, Chief Executive of Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust, said: “Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Integrated Care System have stood down the ‘system critical incident’ status, meaning local health and care services are no longer facing pressure that directly threatens patient care. “Despite…

Jungle-themed vaccination clinic helps put children at ease

14 April 2022

Jungle-themed vaccination clinic helps put children at ease A Covid-19 vaccination clinic has been transformed into a mini jungle in order to put young children at ease when they come for their jab.  The Vaccination Centre at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH) in Oswestry has had its own injection – of…

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin ICS system critical incident remains in place.

14 April 2022

The incident is in relation to increasing numbers of patients with covid in our hospitals and extremely high levels of staff sickness across our health and care system along with high levels of service demand across the sector. There are three issues: We currently have 135 covid positive patients in hospital. This is causing significant…

New Dementia Vision to improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers

12 April 2022

New Dementia Vision to improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers The quality of life for people living with dementia and their carers in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin is set to be transformed thanks to a new, more personalised and joined-up service model being launched in the county.  The model aims…

Health and care services in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin continue to face unprecedented pressure

12 April 2022

A range of health services will be available to patients in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin during the upcoming Easter Bank Holiday to ensure they get the most appropriate care for their needs. With unprecedented pressures across local NHS and social care services, the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin health and care system continues to ask the…

Green flag of approval for Shifnal and Priorslee Medical Centre

8 April 2022

The green flag of approval has been granted for Shifnal and Priorslee Medical Centre as final funding is secured for construction to commence. The project, which has been supported by NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), will now enter the next exciting phase of development with ground work to begin on the…

NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin offers Covid-19 vaccine to children aged 5 to 11

8 April 2022

Parents and carers of five to 11-year olds in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin can now book a Covid-19 vaccine for their children.  With schools across the county breaking up for the Easter holidays next week, sites – including the Vaccination Centre at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH) in Oswestry, Coral House…

Local health and care providers launch new inclusive online experience

6 April 2022

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin integrated Care System (ICS) partners have launched a new inclusive online tool to enable website visitors to access online content and services barrier-free. The ICS have signed up alongside Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group, Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust and Shropshire Partners in Care to the accessibility tool, Recite…

Encouraging healthier minds at special event aimed at people from diverse backgrounds living in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

4 April 2022

Encouraging healthier minds at special event aimed at people from diverse backgrounds living in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin People from a wide range of diverse backgrounds living in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are being invited to attend a special event to find out what services, community groups and activities are available to them locally to…

Eid al-Fitr: the Feast of Breaking the Fast approaches for Muslims

2 April 2022

The Rurality and Equalities Team at Shropshire Council spoke to Sohayb Peerbhai, Imam at the Craven Arms mosque, who explains all about Eid and what it means to him. The exact timing of Eid is based on the sighting of the moon. This year, Sohayb tells us that Ramadhan is expected to end on the evening…

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