An Open Letter to the people of Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin

30 September 2021

GPs are the backbone of the NHS – and right now they need our support and understanding more than ever.  The pressure on all areas of the health and care system has been almost unprecedented over the recent period and when we hear patients and members of the public expressing frustration, we understand.   But, as…

Brilliant Brett wins inaugural Star of the Month award

29 September 2021

Brett Toro-Pearce leads the Individual Commissioning Team at the organisation, which is responsible for commissioning health services across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin. His role involves helping to arrange individual patient packages of care for everything from Continuing healthcare to Mental Health, Learning Difficulties and children’s case management. The Star of the Month Award has been…

NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin offers Covid-19 vaccine to 12 to 15-year-olds

27 September 2021

It comes as all children and young people aged 12-15 years are now being offered a single dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine after the Government accepted advice from the four UK Chief Medical Officers (CMOs). The NHS in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin is now working with the local School Aged Immunisation Service (SAIS) to deliver this…

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…

People Aged 16 and 17 Urged to Get Lifesaving Covid Vaccine As NHS Bookings Open

24 September 2021

People aged 16 and 17 are able to book their Covid-19 jabs through the National Booking Service from today as the NHS vaccination programme pulls out all the stops to protect people ahead of winter. Almost three quarters of a million young people in England – around 60% – have already received their vaccine thanks…

Shrewsbury care home residents among the first to receive their Covid-19 booster jabs

23 September 2021

Residents in a Shrewsbury care home were among the very first patients to receive their Covid-19 booster vaccines in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. Isle Court Nursing Home in Bicton, Shrewsbury was the first home in the area to have had its residents vaccinated with their booster doses. A number of residents were also given their flu vaccines at the same…

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…

Covid-19 booster vaccinations to be rolled out to patients via appointment only in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin from this week

20 September 2021

The NHS in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin will start delivering Covid-19 booster vaccinations to people in eligible groups as of this week via appointment only, as the biggest and most successful vaccination programme in health service history progresses to the next stage.  In line with new guidance set out by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), the NHS Vaccination Programme will now…

“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…

British youth weightlifting record holder Emily encourages 16 year olds and over to get vaccinated

17 September 2021

A six-time British record holder and youth weightlifting champion is encouraging those 16 and over to get their Covid-19 vaccine, in order to allow them to do the things they love and for life to return to normal. Emily Sweeney, a member of the Team GB Weightlifting team, who has competed across the UK and…

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