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Racial equality placed front and centre for the county’s Integrated Care System (ICS)

A firm commitment to racial equality, diversity and inclusion has been placed front and centre today by health leaders at the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Integrated Care System (ICS) – the partnership which brings together health and care organisations across the county. As important steps towards reducing inequalities and creating an atmosphere of inclusiveness, a statement of…

Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) under pressure due to staff shortage

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 due to staff shortages. To remedy the situation, additional members of staff are being brought in to work through the backlog of requests but patients will unfortunately experience longer waiting…

Update on Woodside Medical Practice, Telford

Due to staff shortages relating to COVID-19, Woodside Medical Practice in Telford will be closing today at 4pm. Members of the team will be available remotely but services will be running at low capacity. The CCG and practice staff are working closely with agencies to restore services as quickly as possible and will keep patients…

Call for Government action from Diabetes UK

A new campaign launched by Diabetes UK is calling on the Government to understand just how serious diabetes is. One in 14 people in the UK are now living with diabetes, and the number of people diagnosed with the condition has doubled in the last 15 years. As highlighted by the charity, the pandemic has…

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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.