Discussions around mental health and wellbeing must continue, following successful community event

10 May 2022

A regular and open dialogue around mental health and emotional wellbeing between the public and health teams must continue to be built upon, following a successful community engagement event.  That is the view of Simon Whitehouse, Chief Executive Designate of the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Integrated Care System (ICS), following on from him speaking at…

Activities to enable healthier mind at special community event

28 April 2022

Activities and attractions ranging from pilates, poetry and crafts are just some of the offerings taking place to encourage people to support their emotional wellbeing at the upcoming Healthier Minds Festival. The Festival, which is taking place on Thursday 5 May between 10am and 5pm at Telford Cultural and Leisure Centre in Hadley, will be…

Jungle-themed vaccination clinic helps put children at ease

14 April 2022

A Covid-19 vaccination clinic has been transformed into a mini jungle in order to put young children at ease when they come for their jab.  The Vaccination Centre at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH) in Oswestry has had its own injection – of colour – in time to make the clinic…

New Dementia Vision to improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers

12 April 2022

The quality of life for people living with dementia and their carers in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin is set to be transformed thanks to a new, more personalised and joined-up service model being launched in the county.  The model aims to provide people living with dementia, the support and resources they need in order to live their…

Encouraging healthier minds at special event aimed at people from diverse backgrounds living in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

4 April 2022

People from a wide range of diverse backgrounds living in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are being invited to attend a special event to find out what services, community groups and activities are available to them locally to encourage and support their emotional wellbeing.  The event called the Healthier Minds Festival is taking place on Thursday 5…

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…

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…

Long Covid Clinics “a lifeline” for patients, says Telford GP

18 February 2022

A Telford GP has hailed Long Covid Clinics “a lifeline” for patients suffering with this debilitating condition and is urging those who are struggling to come forward and get referred to the service. Military veteran, Dr Neil Harris, a GP from Newport, Telford, has praised the Long Covid Clinic service team in Shropshire, Telford and…

Therapy Dogs at RJAH Vaccination Centre to help relax children and young people whilst they have their jabs

18 February 2022

As children and young people across the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are being urged to get their Covid-19 vaccination over February half term, The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt (RJAH) Orthopaedic Hospital vaccination staff and volunteers have enlisted the help of two four legged friends from the charity Therapy Dogs Nationwide to help relax children…

Young people aged 12-17 urged to “grab a jab” during half term to ensure they can safely continue doing the things they love

17 February 2022

Half term is the perfect opportunity for students aged 12 or older to grab a jab, particularly if they have missed an opportunity to get vaccinated in school. In Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, the NHS has increased walk-in appointments across the county to provide opportunity for this age group to get vaccinated against Covid-19 in…

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