Update on Woodside Medical Practice, Telford

22 July 2021

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

22 July 2021

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…

Recruitment of patient volunteers to shape future of Phlebotomy Service

21 July 2021

Two enthusiastic patient volunteers are being recruited to help shape the future of Phlebotomy in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning  Group (CCG) is seeking volunteers for the roles of Patient Representative for the Phlebotomy Clinical Design Group and also for the Phlebotomy Steering Group. The volunteers will oversee and assure…

Information on Woodside Medical Practice, Telford

21 July 2021

For patients of Woodside Medical Practice, Telford, please be aware that due to staff shortages related to COVID-19 the practice is running at low capacity which will unfortunately impact our service today (Wednesday 21 July). We are working hard to resolve the issue and will keep patients updated of any developments. Thank you for your…

Language survey launched by the NHS Race and Health Observatory

20 July 2021

The NHS Race and Health Observatory has launched an important public survey to gather the views on the kind of language they use when talking about race and ethnicity. The aim of the survey is to determine what terminology means something to the people who come in contact or work within the NHS – whether that’s…

Stay safe this weekend as temperatures set to soar

16 July 2021

Please be advised that a Level 2 Heatwave Alert from Public Health England and the Met Office has been issued today (Friday 16 July 2021). The alert indicates that there is a 70% probability of hot weather between Saturday 17 and Tuesday 20 July in parts of England. Daytime temperatures will be very warm or…

COVID-19 measures to remain in place at Shropshire’s acute hospitals

16 July 2021

The requirements to wear a face covering and social distance at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) and the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford will remain in place after Monday 19 July, as will the restrictions on visiting, to help control the spread of COVID-19. The announcement from The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH),…

NHS patients, staff and visitors must continue to wear face coverings in healthcare settings

16 July 2021

England’s Chief Nurse has today reminded the public that everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules. Covid restrictions will end in many settings in England from Monday. However, Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are set to remain in…

Amazing day for nurse Jilly at St Paul’s Cathedral Service

8 July 2021

Jilly Hassall, Acting Senior Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Lead at Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) was nominated to attend St Paul’s Cathedral in London, on Monday 5 July, for a special service to commemorate 73 years of the NHS along with other NHS staff, volunteers, patients and carers.  The service, attended by…

Online booking system for patients requiring a blood test

6 July 2021

A new online booking system is to be launched for patients in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin requiring a blood test. The new self-book system is being introduced by The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH), which provides the blood testing service.  From 19 July, patients aged 16-years-old or over will be able to…

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