New Basil the Covid-19 vaccination Bus hits the road

26 January 2022

A third Covid-19 vaccination bus is on the road in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin in a bid to ensure more remote areas of the county are visited. Many local people will be familiar with Bob the Bus – the mobile vaccination service that has been parking up at a number of locations during the pandemic…

People urged to ‘grab a jab’ in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin as NHS launches week of walk-ins

19 January 2022

People in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are being urged to grab a jab this week with at least 16 walk-in sites available across the county.  The NHS is launching a week of walk-ins which means that many people are now closer than ever to a walk-in vaccination site and getting protected from the dangers of the Covid-19 variant, Omicron and…

Trailblazing Telford pharmacy celebrates one year of delivering Covid-19 vaccines

18 January 2022

A Telford pharmacy which became one of the first pharmacies in the country to start vaccinating people against Covid-19 is celebrating the milestone of administering more than 50,000 vaccines to local people.  This time last year, Woodside Pharmacy in Telford had just started vaccinating people against Covid-19.  Reflecting on the past 12 months, Sanjeev Samrai, Pharmacy Manager and Director,…

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin ICS encourages women to check health during Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

17 January 2022

Health chiefs at Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Integrated Care System (ICS) want women and people with a cervix to be aware of the dangers of cervical cancer and to know how to access help if it is needed. Last month (December 2021) the national charity Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust raised concerns over NHS England data…

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin punching well above the average with booster jabs – it’s still not too late to get a COVID-19 vaccination!

13 January 2022

This follows a monumental effort from all involved over the past three to four weeks, over the Christmas period, where many people have given up their time to deliver the vaccine rather than spend it with their loved ones. Steve Ellis, Deputy Senior Responsible Officer for the vaccination programme in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, said:…

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin’s 12-17 year olds can get a second dose of Covid-19 vaccine at their school

13 January 2022

Students aged 12 to 17 years old living in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin will be offered a second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at their school from this week. Prior to the Christmas break, all schools in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin had been visited at least once, when 12-15 year olds were offered their first…

Transformation of musculoskeletal services temporarily slowed in response to increasing system pressures

12 January 2022

This means that we are temporarily slowing down the pace of the MSK programme to enable our staff to concentrate their efforts on ensuring the system is able to meet the needs of our patients safely, now and in the coming weeks. Kerry Robinson, Senior Responsible Officer for the MSK Transformation Programme, said: “Staff across…

Homeless people in Shropshire receive Covid booster jabs at Shrewsbury Ark

10 January 2022

Since December, more than 24 people experiencing homelessness in Shrewsbury have received extra protection against COVID-19 after attending an outreach clinic provided by Riverside Medical Practice at the Shrewsbury Ark, a charity that provides ongoing support and day centre facilities for the homeless and vulnerable in our community. Six homeless people attended a vaccination clinic…

Telford to launch new service for children with autism and their families

10 January 2022

The Children’s Autism Hub, shaped by the views of parents through Parents Opening Doors (PODS), and funded by Telford and Wrekin Council and Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group, will be officially launched on the 8th March. This new service sits together with the existing Telford’s Autism Hub for adults, at Hazeldine House in…

National cancer survey finds 95% of children under 16 feel well looked after

7 January 2022

The Under 16 (U16) Cancer Patient Experience Survey launched by NHS England is the first-ever national survey of cancer patients aged between 8 and 15. Dr Julie Davies, Director of Performance at Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin CCG, said: “Children and young people have very different experiences of cancer to adults, so a personalised approach to…

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