Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Covid-19 testing sites to close in April

31 March 2022

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Covid-19 test sites will be closing in line with the Government’s ‘Living with Covid’ plan from the start of April.  This means that free testing at the walk-through PCR sites for people with Covid symptoms at all sites across the county (including Oswestry and Shrewsbury’s sites, mobile testing units in Ludlow…

Responding to the publication of the final report of the Independent Review of Maternity Services

30 March 2022

Responding to the publication of the final report of the Independent Review of Maternity Services – the ‘Ockenden Report’, Zena Young, Executive Director of Nursing and Quality for NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG),said: “We deeply regret the horrific experiences these families went through and that we failed to provide the care they deserved. “As…

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin ICS declares a system critical incident

29 March 2022

The Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Integrated Care System has today (Tuesday 29 March 2022) declared a system critical incident. This is in relation to increasing numbers of patients with covid in our hospitals and extremely high levels of staff sickness across our health and care system. There are two issues: At the time of writing,…

Increased levels of pharmacy appointments launched to improve GP access in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

18 March 2022

The NHS GP referral to Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) has been introduced to the county to improve access to appointments and provide more convenient treatment closer to patients’ homes. The county’s local healthcare commissioners are now rolling out the service where patients with minor illnesses, such as skin rashes, aches and pains, will be…

Spring booster available for extremely high-risk groups

18 March 2022

The NHS will contact those who are eligible to make a Spring booster appointment, so people should wait until they hear from the NHS – this will be by letter or text – please do not contact your GP practice about your Spring booster. Those eligible for the Spring booster are: adults aged 75 years and over…

Opening up vaccination bookings and walk-ins to ‘at risk’ 5 to 11-year-olds “means all the family are safe and protected”, say Shropshire family

10 March 2022

Parents and carers of children aged 5 to 11 years old, who are at high risk of being very unwell from Covid-19 or who live with someone who has a weakened immune system, are being encouraged to get their child booked or walk-in for their vaccine at the earliest opportunity. Last week it was confirmed that parents…

“Going above and beyond” Berni awarded Star of the Month

10 March 2022

  “Going above and beyond” Berni Williams who is the Primary Care Lead for contracting and delegated commissioning at NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been awarded this month’s Star of the Month. The Star of the Month Award was launched last year as a way of recognising the commitment and dedication…

Get involved in shaping local eye-care services

10 March 2022

The health and care system in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin is working together to transform eye-care services and is looking for local people to get involved. The aim is to provide effective eye-care services that are more joined-up so that adults and children get the best care possible when and where they need it. Dealing…

Progress Update for the Hospital Transformation Programme

7 March 2022

  Mark Brandreth, Interim Accountable Officer of NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “We received a letter from the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on 9 February 2022 enquiring into the progress of our Hospital Transformation Programme. “We are working with all partners in our health and care system…

Parents of ‘at risk’ 5 to 11-year-olds can now book COVID-19 vaccinations appointments at RJAH

4 March 2022

Parents or carers of 5 to 11-year-old children who are at high risk of being very unwell from Covid-19, or who live with someone who has a weakened immune system are now able to book a Covid-19 vaccination appointment at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt (RJAH) Orthopaedic Hospital Vaccination Centre. Appointments at RJAH vaccination…

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