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Healthcare workers recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours for COVID-19 response in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

Three healthcare workers who have demonstrated extraordinary efforts to help people through the coronavirus pandemic in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Dr Martin Allen, a consultant respiratory physician from University Hospitals of North Midlands and a secondary care clinician on the NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning…

Shrewsbury Town Manager Steve Cotterill encourages local people to get vaccinated

Shrewsbury Town Football Club’s Manager, Steve Cotterill, advises people living in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin to have the COVID-19 vaccination as soon as they can. Steve has experienced the serious effects of COVID-19 first-hand and is very aware of the benefits of being vaccinated. Steve said: “There is a big push at the moment to…

Respected CEO appointed new health leader for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin 

Mark Brandreth Respected Chief Executive Mark Brandreth has been appointed to lead the development of integrated health services in Shropshire Telford and Wrekin (STW). The experienced leader has come through a “rigorous and competitive” recruitment process to be named Interim Accountable Officer for the STW Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Alongside that post, he will continue…

Health bosses urge: “Don’t fear, get a smear”

This Cervical Screening Awareness Week (14 – 19 June 2021), health bosses at Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are urging people to ‘don’t fear, get a smear’ and attend their routine cervical screening appointments when invited. Five million women and people with a cervix are invited for screening every year.  It is…

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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.