BBC Breakfast’s Louise Minchin to host talk marking World Menopause Day

24 September 2021

BBC Breakfast’s well-known journalist and news presenter, Louise Minchin, will be joining staff from the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Integrated Care System (ICS) to mark World Menopause Day 2021. Taking place on Monday 18 October, between 12pm and 1pm, a dedicated session on the menopause will be delivered virtually by Louise as part of a…

Public urged to speak to pharmacies about minor illnesses to help ease NHS pressures

23 September 2021

People across the Midlands are being urged to speak to their local community pharmacy as one of the NHS’s “most trusted, accessible and underestimated services” to get the medical attention they need for minor illnesses – and to help the NHS to manage current pressures. The plea is being made to avoid people suffering with…

“It’s time to put self-care first” say health leaders in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

20 September 2021

“It’s time to put self-care first” say health experts at the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Integrated Care System (ICS) who are encouraging residents across the county to take steps to look after their physical and mental health. Self-care is about staying healthy, understanding when and how you can look after yourself, and what service is…

Watch the progress on the new Veterans’ Orthopaedic Centre in this time-lapse video

16 September 2021

Building work to develop the new Headley Court Veterans’ Orthopaedic Centre is now well underway and you can watch the progress so far on the time-lapse video below. Back in June, The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital held an official ground-breaking ceremony for the facility, which will be dedicated to treating service personnel…

Improving health and wellbeing in Shropshire – please give your views

16 September 2021

Shropshire’s Health and Wellbeing Board (HWBB) has drafted a Joint 2022-2027 Health and Wellbeing Strategy. It outlines the identified priorities based on local evidence and data, and explains how the Board will work together to action these priorities. The final strategy will be based on feedback received from people living in Shropshire and stakeholders. That’s why…

Reminder: Patients should not turn up for blood tests if they have been cancelled

13 September 2021

Patients in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are being reminded that only urgent clinical blood tests are going ahead because of a global shortage of blood bottles. They should not turn up for blood test appointments if they have been cancelled. NHS England (NHSE) has requested all providers take action to reduce the use of blood…

Shropshire residents turn out in force for successful Type 2 diabetes event

7 September 2021

Fifty Shropshire residents have attended an event to help people reduce their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The webinar, organised and delivered by regional healthcare provider Living Well Taking Control on Thursday 2 September, took attendees through the lifestyle choices which can increase a person’s risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and crucially gave…

Comedy star, Ruby Wax, to headline first ever Health and Care Wellbeing Festival

2 September 2021

Famous comedian, best-selling author and mental health advocate, Ruby Wax, will be headlining the first ever virtual Health and Care Wellbeing Festival for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. The festival will run between Monday 6 to Friday 10 September 2021 with day and evening sessions available. It is open to all health and care staff from…

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