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

9 June 2021

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”

8 June 2021

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…

What is the national data use opt out?

4 June 2021

NHS Digital have rolled out a national data opt out that allows patients to choose how their confidential patient information can be used. This is due to plans to use patient data for purposes beyond their individual care and treatment – specifically for research and planning across the NHS. If patients do not want their…

Call for kindness in General Practice

1 June 2021

GP practices and patients in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin have come together to encourage mutual respect and understanding between patients and practice staff.  Whilst the majority of patients have understood the challenges created by the pandemic and appreciate the care provided by their practice, some practices are sadly seeing an increase in incidents of verbal abuse directed at their staff.  Dr Deborah Shepherd, Medical Director for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning…

Emergency Department at RSH expanded to improve patient care

1 June 2021

Issued by Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) Clinical space in the ED is being increased to include a new and improved Majors department, as well as a new designated Emergency Zone for Children and Young People and provision for vulnerable patients. There will also be a new Clinical Decisions Unit. The capital investment…

Visiting extended for antenatal and postnatal wards

1 June 2021

Issued by Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) Visiting will be extended at the antenatal and postnatal wards at the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford after the Trust which runs the hospital eased restrictions introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. From today, a single, named person will be able to stay on…

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