Have Your Say – Pharmacy Services in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

29 June 2022

A review is currently underway across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin to understand how people use their pharmacists and the services provided by pharmacies. NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and the local councils would like to hear from you to understand how you currently use your local pharmacy, your experiences of using pharmacy services, as well…

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…

Residents asked to ‘plan ahead when ordering prescriptions’ this Christmas

22 December 2021

The Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) team will be available for patients to order any repeat prescriptions until 4pm on Christmas Eve (Friday 24 December) and will re-open on Wednesday 29 December. The team will also be available between 8am – 5pm on Wednesday 29, Thursday 30 and Friday 31 December, then returning to regular service…

Patients encouraged to return unused pills to local pharmacies as part of ‘Antibiotic Amnesty’ campaign

17 November 2021

As part of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW), taking place between Thursday 18 and Wednesday 24 November, health experts at NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are encouraging all patients to play their part. Each year the campaign aims to remind us that antimicrobials need to be handled with care and to…

‘At risk’ people in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin urged to get the flu jab

At a time of increased publicity around cases of Covid-19 and the vaccination programme, clinicians in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are warning those eligible not to forget to get their free flu jab when invited by their GP practice or by going to a community pharmacy to increase their protection against this winter disease. On…

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…

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