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Racial equality placed front and centre for the county’s Integrated Care System (ICS)

4 August 2021

A firm commitment to racial equality, diversity and inclusion has been placed front and centre today by health leaders at the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Integrated Care System (ICS) – the partnership which brings together health and care organisations across the county. As important steps towards reducing inequalities and creating an atmosphere of inclusiveness, a statement of…

Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) under pressure due to staff shortage

3 August 2021

Patients across the county are being advised that the Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) service for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin is currently operating at low capacity due to staff shortages. To remedy the situation, additional members of staff are being brought in to work through the backlog of requests but patients will unfortunately experience longer waiting…

Update on Woodside Medical Practice, Telford

22 July 2021

Due to staff shortages relating to COVID-19, Woodside Medical Practice in Telford will be closing today at 4pm. Members of the team will be available remotely but services will be running at low capacity. The CCG and practice staff are working closely with agencies to restore services as quickly as possible and will keep patients…

Call for Government action from Diabetes UK

22 July 2021

A new campaign launched by Diabetes UK is calling on the Government to understand just how serious diabetes is. One in 14 people in the UK are now living with diabetes, and the number of people diagnosed with the condition has doubled in the last 15 years. As highlighted by the charity, the pandemic has…

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…

Information on Woodside Medical Practice, Telford

21 July 2021

For patients of Woodside Medical Practice, Telford, please be aware that due to staff shortages related to COVID-19 the practice is running at low capacity which will unfortunately impact our service today (Wednesday 21 July). We are working hard to resolve the issue and will keep patients updated of any developments. Thank you for your…

Language survey launched by the NHS Race and Health Observatory

20 July 2021

The NHS Race and Health Observatory has launched an important public survey to gather the views on the kind of language they use when talking about race and ethnicity. The aim of the survey is to determine what terminology means something to the people who come in contact or work within the NHS – whether that’s…

Stay safe this weekend as temperatures set to soar

16 July 2021

Please be advised that a Level 2 Heatwave Alert from Public Health England and the Met Office has been issued today (Friday 16 July 2021). The alert indicates that there is a 70% probability of hot weather between Saturday 17 and Tuesday 20 July in parts of England. Daytime temperatures will be very warm or…

COVID-19 measures to remain in place at Shropshire’s acute hospitals

16 July 2021

The requirements to wear a face covering and social distance at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) and the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford will remain in place after Monday 19 July, as will the restrictions on visiting, to help control the spread of COVID-19. The announcement from The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH),…

NHS patients, staff and visitors must continue to wear face coverings in healthcare settings

16 July 2021

England’s Chief Nurse has today reminded the public that everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules. Covid restrictions will end in many settings in England from Monday. However, Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are set to remain in…

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…

Video created by inspiring young learners encourages others to book an annual health check

30 June 2021

A group of inspiring young people from Derwen College have created an important educational video to raise awareness of annual health checks for people with learning disabilities. Students at the specialist residential school in Gobowen, near Oswestry, produced the video as part of a work experience project with NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning…

Health chiefs call for community’s views on new health hub pilot

24 June 2021

Shropshire has been selected as one of the first places in the country to launch a pioneering community diagnostic health hub. Health experts are now calling on local people to share their views on the new diagnostic health centre that will offer multiple tests at the same time, making it much easier for people 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, but has recently been appointed to the substantive post. She…

Walk-in COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccination Clinics offer vaccines to 18 to 39-year olds in STW

22 June 2021

To make vaccination easier new walk-in clinics are open and no appointment is needed. All 18 to 39-year olds across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are now able to go to a walk-in COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine clinic. The walk-in clinics make it easier and more convenient for eligible people who haven’t had their vaccine to come…

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…

People with no ID or address can register with a GP practice

17 June 2021

Health bosses at NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are encouraging people who do not have ID or a fixed address to register with a GP practice to ensure they access healthcare. Everyone in England is entitled to register with a GP however some people may feel excluded if they don’t have any…

A new vision for people living with a learning disability and autistic people has launched across Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin

14 June 2021

The health care system in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin has developed a new vision and set of principles to enhance learning disability and autism care for local people living with a learning disability and autistic people living with or without a learning disability across all ages. The new vision and principles are being launched during…

Healthcare workers recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours for COVID-19 response

12 June 2021

Three healthcare workers who have demonstrated extraordinary efforts to help people through the coronavirus pandemic in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Dr Martin Allen, a consultant respiratory physician from University Hospitals of North Midlands and a secondary care clinician on the NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning…

Shrewsbury Town Manager Steve Cotterill encourages local people to get vaccinated

10 June 2021

Shrewsbury Town Football Club’s Manager, Steve Cotterill, advises people living in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin to have the COVID-19 vaccination as soon as they can. Steve has experienced the serious effects of COVID-19 first-hand and is very aware of the benefits of being vaccinated. Steve said: “There is a big push at the moment to…

Respected CEO appointed new health leader for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin 

9 June 2021

Mark Brandreth Respected Chief Executive Mark Brandreth has been appointed to lead the development of integrated health services in Shropshire Telford and Wrekin (STW). The experienced leader has come through a “rigorous and competitive” recruitment process to be named Interim Accountable Officer for the STW Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Alongside that post, he will continue…

Health bosses urge: “Don’t fear, get a smear”

8 June 2021

This Cervical Screening Awareness Week (14 – 19 June 2021), health bosses at Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are urging people to ‘don’t fear, get a smear’ and attend their routine cervical screening appointments when invited. Five million women and people with a cervix are invited for screening every year.  It is…

What is the national data use opt out?

4 June 2021

NHS Digital have rolled out a national data opt out that allows patients to choose how their confidential patient information can be used. This is due to plans to use patient data for purposes beyond their individual care and treatment – specifically for research and planning across the NHS. If patients do not want their…

Call for kindness in General Practice

1 June 2021

GP practices and patients in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin have come together to encourage mutual respect and understanding between patients and practice staff.  Whilst the majority of patients have understood the challenges created by the pandemic and appreciate the care provided by their practice, some practices are sadly seeing an increase in incidents of verbal abuse directed at their staff.  Dr Deborah Shepherd, Medical Director for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning…

Emergency Department at RSH expanded to improve patient care

1 June 2021

Issued by Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) Clinical space in the ED is being increased to include a new and improved Majors department, as well as a new designated Emergency Zone for Children and Young People and provision for vulnerable patients. There will also be a new Clinical Decisions Unit. The capital investment…

Visiting extended for antenatal and postnatal wards

1 June 2021

Issued by Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) Visiting will be extended at the antenatal and postnatal wards at the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford after the Trust which runs the hospital eased restrictions introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. From today, a single, named person will be able to stay on…

The NHS is here to help you this May Bank Holiday

28 May 2021

During the bank holiday weekend, health leaders at NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are reminding people that the NHS is still here for them. Some GP practices will be closed on Monday 31 May, so other NHS services are available over the Bank Holiday to ensure we all get the care…

Why fresh air is important to reduce the spread of COVID-19

18 May 2021

The ‘hands, face, space’ guidance for reducing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) was recently updated to include ‘fresh air’. This is because COVID-19 is an airborne transmitted virus, and research shows the risk of infection is significantly lower in well-ventilated spaces. An infected person releases COVID particles into the air by coughing, talking and breathing.…

Message of thanks from our Executive Director of Nursing and Quality on International Nurses Day

12 May 2021

  Message from Zena Young, Executive Director of Nursing and Quality The International Council of Nurses hosts International Nurses’ Day each year on 12 May to mark the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth and to celebrate the achievements of the nursing profession. Over the last 12 months and in the wake of COVID-19, many nurses…

Electronic system One Health and Care for health records is being extended to Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. It will help you get the care you need.

11 May 2021

Patient records in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin will soon be available electronically for health and social care practitioners to view. These records will be ready to go live in summer 2021. This means a doctor in a hospital, or a paramedic who attends a 999 call will be able to access the same crucial information…

SEND: Our priority and everybody’s business

4 May 2021

Issued on behalf of Shropshire Parent and Carer Council (PACC) A new strategy developed in partnership with Shropshire families and a wide range of local organisations has been launched, which will create more opportunities for children and young people with extra support needs or disabilities. The Shropshire SEND strategy is being introduced to create a…

Healthcare leaders stress importance of COVID-19 second dose vaccine

4 May 2021

Healthcare leaders across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are urging people to attend their second dose vaccination appointment when they are invited so they can join the millions of people who are helping to protect themselves and others. Over 384,432 doses (including second doses) of the COVID-19 vaccination have been given to people in Shropshire, Telford…

Partners continue to attend Greenway Polymers fire

30 April 2021

Issued by Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service  Fire crews remain on site at the fire at Greenway Polymers site in Ketley, Telford, which began on Monday, 26 April. Assistant Chief Fire Officer Dan Quinn said; “We continue to work hard on site to extinguish the fire. Although this is a complex incident, it is under…

Medical help is available this May Bank Holiday

26 April 2021

Choose the most appropriate NHS service for medical help this Bank Holiday, and ensure you request any repeat prescriptions ahead of the weekend, urge health leaders at NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). With some GP practices closed on Monday 3 May, residents are reminded that different NHS services are available over…

Changes announced for women and support partners accessing maternity services run by acute trust

21 April 2021

Issued by Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust (SaTH) The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is pleased to welcome one support partner for all women attending antenatal appointments and ultrasound scans at hospital sites from Monday 19 April onwards. With the support of Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin councils, maternity services users and their…

Next steps for the NHS blood taking services in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

14 April 2021

As part of the work to improve blood taking services in the county, NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) recently conducted a comprehensive engagement exercise to gather patient and public feedback. The survey for the phlebotomy services received over 3,500 responses, and more than 3,000 individual comments, plus eight focus groups were…

Shropshire communities urged to keep coming forward to receive jabs during Ramadan

13 April 2021

Local health leaders in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are urging people observing the holy month of Ramadan not to delay having their covid vaccine if they are eligible. Having the vaccine when it is offered by the NHS is the safest and most effective way to protect ourselves, our families and those most at risk…

Welcome to our new website!

29 March 2021

This website was launched on 1 April 2021, when we became NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (STW CCG). The website contains a wide range of health advice, information about our organisation and about the health and care services we commission. We have tried to provide information which is useful and easy to…

The Lord-Lieutenant visits Shrewsbury Indoor Bowls Centre to meet Vaccination Teams

30 March 2021

The Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, Mrs Anna Turner JP, visited one of the four coronavirus vaccination centres in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin last week. The Lord-Lieutenant visited the vaccination centre at Shrewsbury Indoor Bowls Centre in Shrewsbury and has paid tribute to the volunteers and staff for their hard work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, working round-the-clock…

Where to get medical help during Easter bank holiday

30 March 2021

Although GP practices are closed over the Easter bank holiday (Friday, 2 April to Monday, 5 April), NHS services including GP appointments are available, say health leaders at NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The NHS is here for you if you need us, and different services are available depending on the…

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin’s Vaccination Service

26 March 2021

Update from the COVID-19 Vaccination Service: A temporary change in the opening hours will be put in place at the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin COVID-19 vaccination centres due to the well-publicised reduction in national vaccine supply. Supplies are said to be reducing from Thursday, 1 April for a period of 3-4 weeks and Shropshire, Telford…

Urgent Treatment Centre to return to PRH

24 March 2021

Issued by The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH): Urgent Care will return to the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford on Monday, 29 March, 2021. The Urgent Treatment Centre at PRH was temporarily relocated to Bridgnorth Minor Injury Unit (MIU) as part of Shropshire’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the number of…

Smallest inland fire service administers 10,000 COVID-19 vaccinations

22 March 2021

Issued by Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service: Firefighters from one of the country’s smallest fire and rescue services have now administered 10,000 vaccinations into the arms of Shropshire residents since mid-February. Around 60 Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service staff – both operational and support – have worked with NHS partners to train and be redeployed…

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Integrated Care System confirmed by NHS England

19 March 2021

NHS England has today announced the roll out of 13 Integrated Care Systems (ICS) nationally, with effect from 1 April, 2021.This represents a major milestone in the NHS Long Term Plan. As part of this, Shropshire Telford and Wrekin will become an ICS from 1 April, 2021, providing a joined up approach to planning and…

Some patient visiting to resume at RJAH from Monday

19 March 2021

Issued by The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RJAH): Some inpatients at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH) are to be allowed a “named visitor” under refreshed rules, in order to give them greater contact with their loved ones. The Oswestry-based hospital took the difficult but necessary…

Shropshire Fire supporting partners in the fight against COVID-19

18 March 2021

  Issued by Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service: Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has once again stepped up its efforts to support partners in the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting the NHS with patient transfers. NHS Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Telford and Wrekin CCG – the bodies responsible for local healthcare services -…

NHS text drive to invite millions at risk for lifesaving COVID jab

16 March 2021

Update from NHS England and Improvement: The NHS is texting millions of vulnerable people urging them to get a life-saving COVID jab as the vaccination programme, the biggest in health service history, continues to accelerate. The messages are part of a renewed drive to protect those with underlying conditions such as diabetes and some forms…

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