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Introduction to Mindfulness.

Start Date:
3rd May 2019

End Date:
3rd May 2019

Start Time:

End Time:

Event title: Introduction to Mindfulness.
Venue: TBC
Name: Macmillan in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin
Email: leah.morgan2@nhs.net
Telephone: 01743 492424
Event description: An introduction to the principles of Mindfulness. This awareness session will help
you understand if Mindfulness is something for you to pursue further; which may
help your own personal resilience.
Mindfulness should not replace any medical or clinical care that has been
recommended by your healthcare professional.

Let’s Prevent Breast Cancer

Start Date:
27th July 2018

End Date:
27th July 2018

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Event title: Let’s Prevent Breast Cancer
Venue: Oswestry Library, Arthur Street, Oswestry SY11 1JN
Name: Breast Cancer UK
Email: oswestry.library@shropshire.gov.uk
Telephone: 01743 250351
Event description: Breast Cancer Awareness and how you can protect yourself: A talk by Jackie Vaughan (Breast Cancer UK)

Breast Cancer UK believes that breast cancer prevention is possible and wants you to know what you can do to reduce your risk.

FREE entry, but please book with library staff.

Let's Prevent Cancer

The Jungle Bunch (Relaxed Showing)

Start Date:
24th October 2017

End Date:
24th October 2017

Start Time:
12 noon

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Event title: The Jungle Bunch (Relaxed Showing)
Venue: Old Market Hall Cinema, The Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH
Weblink: www.oldmarkethall.co.uk
Name: Old Market Hall Cinema
Email: info@oldmarkethall.co.uk
Telephone: 01743 281281
Event description: The Old Market Hall regularly schedules RELAXED SCREENINGS, to create a more comfortable and less formal environment in which to enjoy a film. The sound is lowered, and lighting levels are raised, alongside unreserved seating. You are welcome to move around the cinema during the film, and bring your own food and drink. Relaxed Screenings are Autism Friendly and open to all.

About the film: Maurice may look like a penguin but he’s a real tiger inside! Raised by a tigress, he’s the clumsiest Kung-Fu master ever. Along with his friends he intends to maintain order and justice in the jungle, as his mother did before him. But Igor, an evil koala, wants to destroy the jungle once and for all, helped by his army of silly baboons.

David Alaux (2017) FRA
John Lithgow, Donald Leary, Stan Hanks

To book tickets please contact the Box Office on 01743 281281 between 10 am and 7 pm, Monday to Saturday.

For more information about access click here: https://www.oldmarkethall.co.uk/your-visit/access

When booking remember to ask about concessions. To book Wheelchair/Disabled concessions and groups of 10 or more, please contact the Box Office on 01743 281281 between 10 am and 7 pm, Monday to Saturday.
Full Price £8.50 Child under 16, State Pension, Student, Income Support and Unemployed cost £6.50

Macmillan Cancer Information Support Bus at Various locations in Shropshire

Start Date:
22nd August 2017

End Date:
25th August 2017

Start Time:
9 am and 10 am

End Time:
3 pm and 4 pm

Event title: Macmillan Cancer Information Support Bus at Various locations in Shropshire
Venue: See Content for venues
Weblink: www.macmillan.org.uk
Name: Jean Garner-Macmillan Cancer Information Support Bus
Email: JGarner@macmillan.org.uk
Telephone: 0800 808 00 00
Event description: Macmillan Cancer Information Support Bus will be in your area on these dates, no appointment necessary. Come along and talk to Macmillan friendly specialists.

Your opportunities:

  • Tuesday 22nd August there will be a stand at Wellington Market, Market Street, TF1 1DT from 9 am to 4 pm.
  • Wednesday 23rd August there will be a stand at Oswestry Indoor Market, The Guildhall, SY11 1PZ from 9 am to 4 pm.
  • Thursday 24th August the Macmillan bus will be at Telford ASDA, Malinsgate, Telford, TF3 4HZ from 9 am to 3 pm and
  • Friday 25th August the information bus will be in Shrewsbury, The Square, SY1 1LA from 10 am to 4 pm.

For more details click on this poster: Shropshire August poster

Calling all under-represented “voices” in cancer caregiving

Research Assistant Katie Bell from the De Montfort University, Leicester is seeking some help with a piece of work with Macmillan Cancer Support Collaboration who are currently carrying out a series of research studies looking at the accounts of what “we” are calling under-represented voices in cancer caregiving. Katie says “This project has 3 strands and so the people we are keen to reach are:

  • Identify as LGBT and have supported or cared for their spouse/partner with cancer;
  • Are from a South Asian background and have supported or cared for their spouse/partner with cancer;
  • Are over the age of 60 and have supported or cared for their spouse/partner with cancer

Taking part in this study would involve being interviewed by a member of the team. They will be able to travel to a location that suits you, so they can conduct this interview at your home (if that’s the most convenient place). For the interview itself, both the person who has had cancer and their partner are able to attend but the questions will focus more on the partner and their caring role”.

Any answers that you give are strictly confidential.”


If you are interested in taking part in this research, please get in contact by email or telephoneKatie.bell@dmu.ac.uk /0116 201 3881). Katie can answer any questions you have and arrange a date for the interview to take place if you would like to take part.


Thanks again for your support

Katie Bell

BSc, MSc


Research Assistant
De Montfort University

3.38 Edith Murphy House

The Gateway




0116 201 3881




Design a greetings card

How would you like to brighten up a patient’s stay in hospital?

Now you can – by designing a greetings card for patients at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford.

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is running a competition for people to create new designs for its popular eCards.

eCards are electronic greetings cards which can be created online and which are then delivered by volunteers from our IT Department to patients staying on our Wards. They are free, but anyone sending a card also has the option of adding a donation to SaTH’s charity which will help improve the lives of patients living with dementia.

Julia Clarke, Director of Corporate Governance at SaTH, said: “The eCards are very popular, and a great way for someone to let a friend or relative who is in hospital know that they are thinking of them, especially if they live far away and can’t get to our hospitals to visit them in person.

“We recently re-launched our website with a fresh new look and, at the same time, took the opportunity to freshen up the designs of our eCards. We have some very nice stock images available at the moment, but we wanted to make them more unique – and that is where you come in!

“We would like you to send us your photos, animations or designs for a new eCard. The winners will then be included as choices on our website.

“Your entry could be an image for any of our categories, such as get well soon, new baby, or birthday, or it could be a more neutral image that allows the sender to personalise their card completely – the choice is yours.”

Entries will be grouped into two categories: ages 5-16 years and ages 16+.

Information about how to enter, including terms and conditions, can be found on our website at www.sath.nhs.uk

Entries close at 4pm on Wednesday 15 March 2017 and winners will be announced on Wednesday 29 March 2017.

Study shows Shropshire’s Colorectal Surgery Unit is one of the biggest in the country

Shropshire has one of the largest colorectal cancer units in the country – and the service could grow even further if plans to transform health facilities in the county go ahead, surgeons vowed today.

A total of 936 planned Colorectal Cancer operations for potential cure were carried out in the past five years at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) according to data from The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland. Only nine other units carried out more procedures during this time.


Mr Trevor Hunt, Senior Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at RSH, who was the first specialist colorectal surgeon to be employed at the hospital in 1994, said: “We see a large number of patients with colorectal cancer referred from Shropshire and Powys, and I’m pleased to say that overall their outcomes are good.

“This is contributed to by the fact that we consolidated colorectal surgery on one site over 12 years ago. Having the services on one site is good for our patients as we can offer more specialised services. This contributes to services staying in the county and enables us to continue to recruit the best surgeons.

“We started the service with just three Colorectal Surgeons and we now have eight and are seen as one of the biggest units in the country for the number of procedures we carry out and for positive outcomes for our patients.”

Over the years the service has grown and not only have the numbers of surgeons grown, but there is now a lot of interest from trainee Colorectal Surgeons who want to complete part of their training in Shropshire.

“Many senior trainees want to spend time with us before they qualify because of the reputation we have as a unit, and they are particularly seeking training in laparoscopic surgery,” added Mr Hunt.

“Laparoscopic surgery, also known as keyhole surgery, allows us to access the abdomen and pelvis without making large incisions. We currently have three trainees who are with us because of our reputation for this as well as our broader reputation for colorectal cancer surgery. Senior trainees also learn colonoscopy here, a procedure which allows us to look at the inside of the large bowel.

“This is great news for the county as we’re seen as one of the best places in the country for these procedures and it means we’re helping to train the next generation of Colorectal Surgeons.”

Mr Hunt says Colorectal Surgery is a great example of the benefits of consolidating services on one site, which is what is proposed for some other services in the Sustainable Services Programme which is being developed by The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, which runs RSH and the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford.

“Our team demonstrates the benefits of consolidating services on one site as it has helped our service to grow, led to better outcomes for our patients, seen us able to provide more specialised services such as the development of a pelvic floor service, and ultimately led to a better experience for our patients,” said Mr Hunt.

“The Sustainable Services Programme provides an excellent opportunity to help improve other services in the same way and for our service it also provides an opportunity for us to grow further and treat and care for even more patients in the county.”

Patients and staff have also shared their experiences of the service and how they feel the Sustainable Services Programme could bring further benefits.

Julie Powell, 49, a Colorectal Nurse Specialist at SaTH who lives in Shrewsbury, was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer eight years ago and knows how important changes to the service have been. She said: “It was difficult to see how the colorectal service would work when it was amalgamated over 12 years ago; however, it has proven to be a successful move.

“The service has since developed and the team comprises of experienced, dedicated and motivated  consultants, clinical nurse specialists , theatre staff and nurses on the surgical wards – all of which help in providing a safe and sustainable service for our patients for the future.

“Although colorectal surgery is performed at Shrewsbury, patients where possible have their routine follow up appointments at their local hospital, either RSH or PRH.”

Les McCrory, 61, of Marchamley Wood near Hodnet, was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer in 2014. He said: “A period of about 18 months was difficult, at times it was terribly hard for my family and I, but the care I received was incredible throughout. Without being under the people I was under at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital I wouldn’t be alive today, and that is why I nominated Paula Brayford, my Colorectal Clinical Nurse Specialist, for the Gary Logue Colorectal Nurse Award from the charity Beating Bowel Cancer. Frankly though, if I could have nominated the whole team I would have done.

“I’ve seen first-hand the benefits of bringing services together on one site. I had surgery at Shrewsbury, and was then treated on a Shrewsbury ward. This was supported by community satellite services, where I’ve been able to receive follow-up care closer to my home.

“The care throughout has been excellent and it is so much better for patients if they can have their treatment and follow-up in the same hospital, and then be supported by community services once they’re discharged, rather than having to travel between hospitals. I can’t thank the staff who cared for me enough.”

Autumn Fayre

Start Date:
8th September 2012

End Date:
8th September 2012

Start Time:

End Time:
12 noon

Event title: Autumn Fayre
Start date: 08/09/2012
End date: 08/09/2012
Start time: 9am
End time: 12 noon
Venue: Senior Club, Chapel Street, Wem, SY4 5ER
Event description: Come along to the Autumn Fayre at Wem Senior Club on 8th September 2012. There will be numerous stalls including a tombola, hand crafted cards, home made cakes, books & dvds. Doors open at 9am and the 60p admission includes refreshments. The event is in aid of Lingen Davies, a local cancer charity raising funds to improve cancer services for the people of Shropshire and Mid Wales.

Contact details

Name: Louise Cliffe
Contact email: lingendavies@sath.nhs.uk
Contact number: 01743 492396