Online booking service for blood tests to be paused because of global blood bottle shortage

31 August 2021

Patients in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are being advised that the online booking service for blood tests is temporarily unavailable. NHS England (NHSE) has requested all providers take action to reduce the use of blood bottles because of a global shortage. The online booking service is operated by The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust…

E-zec Medical awarded patient transport contract for Shropshire and North Powys

26 August 2021

  E-zec Medical Transport Services (E-zec), England’s largest independent provider of Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services (NEPTS), is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the NEPTS contract to supply services across Shropshire by NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and for Powys residents accessing hospital services in Shropshire. The two commissioners…

Innovative ‘Champion Programme’ launched to create more positive GP experiences

26 August 2021

As part of Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG’s) commitment to creating a more positive experience for our GP colleagues, we are delighted to announce the launch of two exciting new opportunities to become a GP Champion. Our ‘Newly-Qualified GP Locum Champion’ and ‘Ethnically Diverse GP Champion’ are two important new roles that…

Proposal for exciting new health and wellbeing hub in Shrewsbury

23 August 2021

NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is calling on the local community to share its views on an exciting, new proposed health and wellbeing hub in Shrewsbury. The hub will pilot a new approach to providing local health and wellbeing services that work seamlessly together to offer high quality care for the…

Where to go if you’re feeling unwell this Bank Holiday

23 August 2021

Just in case you need medical help this August Bank Holiday weekend, it’s important to know which service is best suited to your needs. There are a lot of different services to choose from, so health leaders in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are explaining the advice and treatment available for each. They are also urging…

Local 16 and 17-year-olds encouraged to grab their COVID-19 jab this weekend

12 August 2021

Young people living in Shropshire Telford and Wrekin aged 16 and 17 are now able to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at one of our local vaccination clinics as part of the national “Grab a Jab” campaign from this weekend. This news comes as the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI)…

Partnership working to support Adult Nursing course places in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

10 August 2021

More places have been made available to study Adult Nursing at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) from September 2021 thanks to a drive to support people who live and aspire to work in and around Shropshire to consider Nursing as a career. The Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Integrated Care System (ICS) is working with Health Education…

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

4 August 2021

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

3 August 2021

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…

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