Practice News

15th Jun

Cancer Screening Week

‘Get yourself checked’ say health bosses in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin
‘Get yourself checked’ is the message from GPs, Clinical Pharmacists and healthcare professionals across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin this Cervical Cancer Screening Awareness Week.

To mark the week in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin (Monday 20 to Friday 24 June 2022), patients and members of the public are being encouraged to schedule regular screening check-ups with their GP practice to help catch the early signs of cancer.

‘Get yourself checked’ is about cervical screening (a smear test), tying into the national campaign, but will also focus on bowel and breast screening checks too. The week aims to raise awareness of the importance of regular screenings and help to banish any concerns that people might have about getting themselves checked over.

To spread the message, two pop-up events are taking place on Wednesday 22 June at Anstice Park in Telford TF7 5BB and Thursday 23 June at Tesco Extra in Harlescott, Shrewsbury SY1 4HA, from 10am until 4pm.

GPs, cancer specialists and healthcare professionals will be available to offer informal advice and guidance on how to book a screening, what to expect, as well as the opportunity to have a blood pressure check.  

Dr Jess Harvey, GP and Clinical Lead for South East Shropshire, said: “I cannot stress enough the importance of regular screening checks and how these help in the early detection of cancer. According to national statistics, UK screening programmes for cervical, bowel and breast cancer save an estimated 9,000 lives a year. Screening saves lives, it really is as simple as that.

“The decision to pull together our own local screening campaign came about to spread this very important message and to help people overcome any hesitancy they may have about attending a screening.

“There really is absolutely nothing to worry about when attending a screening appointment – your GP or healthcare professional is only concerned in checking your overall health and picking up on any signs that might need further investigation.

“If we check ourselves regularly, we stand a better chance of catching illnesses quicker and making full recoveries.

“Health checks are available, free of charge, to help detect cervical cancer, bowel cancer and breast cancer, and I’d encourage everyone to take them up. If you’ve missed an appointment or have not taken up a screening invite, please speak with your GP practice today.”
30th May

Dental Advice Line

6th May

Patient Notice

As Ukrainian refugees start to arrive in the county, the NHS and local councils are gearing up to provide specialised support. Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has created a dedicated page on its website to help Ukrainian refugees access important healthcare information. The page will act has a hub for guidance on using NHS services as well as signposting to other organisations that can help. Click here to take a look. 

It is important that refugees arriving in the UK register with their local GP practice as soon as possible, and not wait until they are ill.

Refugees do not need ID, proof of address or immigration status to register with their local practice – access is available for all.

GP practices are being asked to provide an initial health consultation for all arriving refugees. This consultation will include discussion about medical needs, update immunisations, issue any necessary medication and referrals to specialists if required.

Pregnant women are being urged to book an appointment with either a doctor or midwife at practices, to ensure the right antenatal care is provided for both mother and baby.

Please call the practice on 01743 231817 to register and book an initial appointment.
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Keep on Moving Shropshire

21st Apr

The proposal for a Health and Wellbeing Hub for Shrewsbury 

The local NHS and Shropshire Council have joined forces to develop plans for a new, state-of-the-art health and wellbeing hub in the Meole Brace area of Shrewsbury.  

This exciting new centre would include a range of services under one roof, helping to prevent illness and encourage people to lead longer, healthier lives.  

As part of these plans, our practice has expressed its intention to remain in its current location.  However, as we are part of the Shrewsbury Primary Care Network (PCN), we will be able to deliver certain services to our patients from the hub once it is completed.