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Additional Drop-in Testing at Craven Arms this Weekend
7 August 2020 11:07am
The latest update from Shropshire Council on the coronavirus outbreak in Craven Arms.
Local Healthcare Partners Unite to Discharge Patients Safely From Hospital in Record Time
3 August 2020 2:54pm
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, local healthcare partners have joined up to improve the hospital discharge process for patients, reducing the time patients wait for discharge support services by an average of two-and-a-half days. In March, the Government published new discharge guidance for NHS Trusts to follow until the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidance set out the immediate actions that had to be taken to enhance discharge arrangements and the provision of community support to deliver safe and rapid discharge for people who no longer need to be in a hospital bed. The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH), Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust (Shropcom), and Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Councils have united to enable a successful multiagency and multi-disciplinary process for the people of Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.
Chair of CCG Praised for Contribution to Local Health Care
31 July 2020 10:09am
Dr Jo Leahy leaves Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) today (Friday, 31 July, 2020) after four years as Chair of the organisation.
Coronavirus: Update on Outbreak at Craven Arms Caravan Site
31 July 2020 10:01am
Update from Shropshire Council and Public Health England (PHE) Midlands as they continue to work with key partners to contain an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Long Lane travellers site in Craven Arms. The total number of positive cases linked to the outbreak is now 29. Testing is still available to all residents at the site.
New NHS Website to Help with Coronavirus Effects
29 July 2020 2:02pm
Your Covid Recovery is a new NHS website designed to help people recover from the long-term effects of coronavirus, otherwise known as Covid-19. If you have had Covid-19, you may still have some physical symptoms, such as, breathlessness, a cough and a lack of energy. You may also have psychological symptoms, such as feeling scared or anxious, depressed, having trouble sleeping and struggling to remember or concentrate.
Call to Fight Judicial Review to Save GP Practices in Whitchurch
29 July 2020 11:27am
A fight is being launched to safeguard the future of GP practices in Whitchurch as plans for a new modern health centre are at risk, say local health bosses. Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) warns that if the latest plans for a modern health centre at Pauls Moss, Whitchurch, are overturned by an appeal through a judicial review then the town potentially faces a future with no GP health centre.
Coronavirus: Update (Tues, 28 July, 5pm) on Outbreak at Caravan Site in Craven Arms
28 July 2020 5:48pm
Shropshire Council, along with Public Health England (PHE) Midlands, local NHS, West Mercia Police and other key partners continues to work with residents at the Long Lane site Traveller site in Craven Arms, and the wider community, to contain a coronavirus outbreak at the site. Officers from Shropshire Council have been in Craven Arms daily, both onsite and in the town, to offer support to residents, local businesses and the wider community.
New Board Members Join Shropshire CCG and Telford and Wrekin CCG
28 July 2020 8:34am
NHS Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) announce the appointment of five new board members to join its Joint Governing Body.
Coronavirus: Update (Mon, 27 July, 5.30pm) on outbreak at caravan site in Craven Arms
27 July 2020 6:03pm
Shropshire Council, along with Public Health England West Midlands, local NHS and other key partners, continues to work with residents at the Long Lane travellers site in Craven Arms, and the wider community, to contain a coronavirus outbreak at the site. As of today (Monday, 27 July, 2020, 5.30pm), there have been two further positive cases identified, bringing the total number of cases on the site to 23. Offers of testing to all residents at the site continue, so we may see some further cases in the coming days, before infection control measures and social distancing start to take effect.
People at Risk of Diabetes Can Sign Up to Life-changing Programme
27 July 2020 4:22pm
It is estimated that one in three people will be obese by 2034, and one in 10 will develop Type 2 diabetes. As people with diabetes have a significantly higher risk of dying with COVID-19, there has never been a better time to take control of your health and reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme can support you to improve your diet get more physically active and lose weight. Access to trusted information and support is key to helping people manage their diabetes.