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SEND: Our priority and everybody’s business

Issued on behalf of Shropshire Parent and Carer Council (PACC) A new strategy developed in partnership with Shropshire families and a wide range of local organisations has been launched, which will create more opportunities for children and young people with extra support needs or disabilities. The Shropshire SEND strategy is being introduced to create a…

Healthcare leaders stress importance of COVID-19 second dose vaccine

Healthcare leaders across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are urging people to attend their second dose vaccination appointment when they are invited so they can join the millions of people who are helping to protect themselves and others. Over 384,432 doses (including second doses) of the COVID-19 vaccination have been given to people in Shropshire, Telford…

Partners continue to attend Greenway Polymers fire

Issued by Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service  Fire crews remain on site at the fire at Greenway Polymers site in Ketley, Telford, which began on Monday, 26 April. Assistant Chief Fire Officer Dan Quinn said; “We continue to work hard on site to extinguish the fire. Although this is a complex incident, it is under…

Medical help is available this May Bank Holiday

Choose the most appropriate NHS service for medical help this Bank Holiday, and ensure you request any repeat prescriptions ahead of the weekend, urge health leaders at NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). With some GP practices closed on Monday 3 May, residents are reminded that different NHS services are available over…

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Every 15 Minutes

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. Every 15 minutes someone is diagnosed with bowel cancer and it is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer. But it shouldn’t be as it is treatable and curable, especially if diagnosed early. Nearly everyone survives bowel cancer if diagnosed at the earliest stage, however, this drops significantly as the…

Stop Smoking

You don’t have to wait for the annual Stoptober campaign to quit smoking. Quitting is the best thing you can do for your health, even if you have an existing smoking-related disease. It’s never too late to stop. Smoking causes damage to the lungs and airways and harms the immune system, reducing your ability to…

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin CCG

NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin CCG was created as a single commissioning organisation for the county of Shropshire on 1 April, 2021. We are responsible for planning and buying a wide range of health services for the whole of Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.