402 total results. Showing page 1 out of 41
When to Have a COVID-19 Test
18 September 2020 2:50pm
There is now very high demand for COVID-19 tests and it is vital we test people with symptoms to help stop the spread of the virus. We all need to play our part to protect the NHS Test and Trace service for those who really need it. If you have COVID-19 symptoms, you must get a test. If you don’t have symptoms, don’t get a test. By following these simple rules, we can ensure people who need a test can get one.
Car Parking at William Farr House, Shrewsbury
18 September 2020 2:32pm
Please note that from Monday, 21 September, the Car Park Management System will be back in operation for both staff and visitors coming onto the William Farr House (WFH) site in Shrewsbury. All visitors to the site will also need to register their vehicle to avoid a Parking Charge Notice (PCN).
Should I Send My Child to School?
17 September 2020 4:03pm
Update from Shropshire Council: If you are unsure whether you should send your child to school during Coronavirus, Shropshire Council has developed a helpful flowchart.
Information on COVID-19
17 September 2020 3:23pm
What to do if you think you have coronavirus If you have any of the following symptoms, you must get a test and self-isolate: a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back; a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly; a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal. You should not go to your GP, pharmacy or hospital. If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do. You can also call NHS 111 direct.
Important Information On Blood Testing Due To COVID-19
15 September 2020 4:13pm
Important information has been released on blood testing due to COVID-19. Appointment only blood tests in Shropshire and Telford are now being provided at Elizabeth House, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Mallings Health Building at the Princess Royal Hospital, having been temporarily suspended during Covid-19. Patients are reminded that this service is by appointment only in order to maintain a socially distanced Covid safe environment. Alongside the two main hospitals, appointments continue to be available at Bridgnorth and Whitchurch Community Hospitals.
Reminder: GP Practices are Safe and Have Adapted to Meet Patient Needs Say Health Bosses
15 September 2020 3:27pm
GP practices across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are open for business and providing a variety of different appointments to meet patient needs during the pandemic.
Healthwatch Survey on 'Out of Hours' Palliative Care
15 September 2020 1:40pm
Healthwatch Telford & Wrekin and Healthwatch Shropshire are working together to gather patient, family and carer experiences of those who have received 'out of hours' palliative care since the beginning of March 2020. We would like to gain an understanding of the needs and experiences of palliative care patients and their carers in order to ensure that out-of-hours care is both effective and efficient. If you have used the ShropDoc Palliative Care Helpline, NHS 111 or any other service and might be interested in sharing your experience to help improve services pleasetake part in an online survey.
Flu and Coronavirus: Spot the Symptoms and Take Action say Health Leaders
14 September 2020 11:25am
Message from health leaders at Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs): Flu and coronavirus symptoms can be very similar and it is important to take appropriate action to prevent further spread.
Coronavirus Testing in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin
11 September 2020 2:08pm
Please note if you have symptoms and need to book a test, you can do this online or by ringing 119. You should not contact your GP Practice. A spokesperson from Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) said: “Across the country we are seeing a high demand for COVID-19 testing. "We’re asking residents to follow guidance and only to book a test if they are displaying symptoms of COVID-19: high temperature; a new continuous cough; a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste."
Healthwatch Would Like to Hear Your Views About Hospital Discharge During COVID-19
10 September 2020 2:56pm
Healthwatch is gathering people’s experience of discharge under the current arrangements and have worked with local hospital trusts, the Clinical Commissioning Groups and Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Councils to develop a short questionnaire. They want to hear about what is working well and where things could be improved so that lessons can be learnt and changes made to improve the process and patient experience of leaving hospital.