Routine blood tests in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin resume

5 October 2021

Routine blood tests for patients in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin have resumed as the shortage of blood test tubes has eased. Work is now taking place to clear the backlog of non-urgent blood tests which were paused on NHS England (NHSE) guidance. Patients who are already waiting for blood tests can now book routine appointments,…

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…

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…

Recruitment of patient volunteers to shape future of Phlebotomy Service

21 July 2021

Two enthusiastic patient volunteers are being recruited to help shape the future of Phlebotomy in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning  Group (CCG) is seeking volunteers for the roles of Patient Representative for the Phlebotomy Clinical Design Group and also for the Phlebotomy Steering Group. The volunteers will oversee and assure…

Amazing day for nurse Jilly at St Paul’s Cathedral Service

8 July 2021

Jilly Hassall, Acting Senior Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Lead at Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) was nominated to attend St Paul’s Cathedral in London, on Monday 5 July, for a special service to commemorate 73 years of the NHS along with other NHS staff, volunteers, patients and carers.  The service, attended by…

Online booking system for patients requiring a blood test

6 July 2021

A new online booking system is to be launched for patients in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin requiring a blood test. The new self-book system is being introduced by The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH), which provides the blood testing service.  From 19 July, patients aged 16-years-old or over will be able to…

Introducing Edna Boampong, Director of Communications and Engagement  

23 June 2021

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Edna Boampong, who has joined the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Integrated Care System (ICS) and Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) as our new Director of Communications and Engagement. Edna first joined us on an interim basis in April 2021, but has recently been appointed to the substantive post.…

NHS invites all adults to get a COVID jab in final push

18 June 2021

Issued by NHS England: All adults can now book a life-saving COVID jab vaccine, NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens announced today. Everyone aged 18 and over is being urged to arrange a jab if they have not had one as the NHS COVID Vaccination Programme, the biggest in health service history, begins the final…

Walk-in COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics for 40-year olds and over in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

18 June 2021

Issued by the COVID-19 Vaccination Service The clinics are open to all local people and no appointment is needed. People who are aged 40 and above across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are being urged to go to a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic if they haven’t been vaccinated already or if they’re due for their second…

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