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Covid-Vaccine Walk-in Clinic Times

Which is the Right Vaccine for me? Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Intergrated Care System have published and asked organisations to share the message about getting the right vaccine and where to get them.

  • People aged 40 and above who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19, can get their first vaccination at an AstraZeneca vaccination clinic.
  • Anyone who has already had their first vaccine dose at least eight weeks ago, is now being encouraged to get their second vaccination.
  • People should have the same type of vaccine for their second dose as for their first dose unless there are exceptional circumstances.
  • People should wait 28 days after a positive PCR test to have a Covid vaccination. 
  • People aged 18 and over are eligible to have their first Pfizer (or Moderna) vaccination.
  • Women who are pregnant are advised to have the Pfizer (or Moderna) vaccination.  
  • People under the age of 40 who would like to have the Astra Zeneca vaccination may be able to, after a discussion with a clinician.

Walk-in vaccination clinics are available for those eligible at the following sites:

The clinics are open for walk-in appointments for anyone 18 or over. Booking is not necessary, you do not need to be registered with a GP, proof of address, immigration status, ID or an NHS number. A few personal details may be taken so that we have a record of who has been vaccinated.

Some clinics aren’t open to everyone – for instance, some are open just for people within a certain age group – so please read the clinic details carefully before you decide to go. Please do not turn up to a walk-in clinic site for a vaccination if a clinic is NOT being advertised.

All Pfizer and AstraZeneca clinics are for both first and second doses (at least 8 weeks after the first dose)

Turreff Hall – Turreff Avenue, Donnington, Telford TF2 8HG

  • Monday, 2nd August, 1.30pm-6.30pm. Vaccine available: Pfizer 1st & 2nd doses available (age 18 and over)
  • Wednesday, 4th August, 8.30am to 1pm. Vaccine available:  AstraZeneca 1st & 2nd doses available (40 and over)
  • Thursday, 5th August, 8.45am to 4.30pm. Vaccine available: Pfizer 1st & 2nd doses available (age 18 and over)
  • Friday, 6th August, 9am to 2pm. Vaccine available: Pfizer 1st & 2nd doses available (age 18 and over)
  • Saturday, 7th August, 9am to 12 noon. Vaccine available:  AstraZeneca 1st & 2nd doses available (40 and over)

Teldoc, Malinslee – TF3 2JZ

Pfizer Clinics (1st and 2nd doses) for 18 and over

  • Friday, 6th August, 8.30am to 6pm
  • Saturday, 7th August. 8.30am to 5.30pm
  • Sunday, 8th August, 8.30am to 2pm

(Further Pfizer clinics are planned at Teldoc for the following dates in August, including 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th. The timing of the clinics will be confirmed ASAP. Please keep checking back at this link https://stwics.org.uk/our-priorities/covid-19-vaccination-programme/walk-in-clinic-times?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term= ).

AFC Telford United, the Bucks Way, Wellington TF1 2TU (delivered by Wellington Pharmacy)

  • Tuesday 3rd August 10:00am-5:00pm. Vaccine available Pfizer 1st and 2nd doses (age 18+)

Station Drive Surgery, Ludlow SY8 2AB

  • Tuesday 3rd August, 6:00pm-8:00pm. Vaccine available: AstraZeneca 1st and 2nd doses available (40 and over)

Shrewsbury Indoor Bowls Centre – Shrewsbury Sports Village, Sundorne Road SY1 4RQ

AstraZeneca Clinics (1st and 2nd doses) for 40 and over

  • Monday 2nd August, 8am-6pm
  • Tuesday 3rd August, 8am-6pm
  • Wednesday 4th August, 8am-6pm
  • Sunday 8th August, 8am-6pm
  • Monday 9th August, 8am-6pm
  • Tuesday 10th August, 8am-6pm
  • Sunday 15th August, 8am-6pm
  • Monday 16th August, 8am-6pm
  • Tuesday 17th August, 8am-6pm
  • Sunday 22nd August, 8am-6pm
  • Monday 23rd August, 8am-6pm
  • Tuesday 24th August, 8am-6pm
  • Wednesday 25th August, 8am-6pm
  • Monday 30th August, 8am-6pm
  • Tuesday 31st August, 8am-6pm

Pfizer Clinics (1st and 2nd doses) for 18 and over

  • Thursday 5th August,  8am-6pm
  • Friday 6th August, 8am-6pm
  • Saturday 7th August, 8am-6pm
  • Wednesday 11th August, 8am-6pm 
  • Thursday 12th August, 8am-6pm
  • Friday 13th August, 8am-6pm
  • Saturday 14th August, 8am-6pm 
  • Wednesday 18th August, 8am-6pm
  • Thursday 19th August, 8am-6pm 
  • Friday 20th August, 8am-6pm
  • Saturday 21st August, 8am-6pm
  • Thursday 26th August, 8am-6pm
  • Friday 27th August, 8am-6pm
  • Saturday 28th August, 8am-6pm
  • Sunday 29th August, 8am-6pm

Covid-19 Vaccination Pop-Up Clinics

All Pop-Up clinics will have Pfizer 1st and 2nd doses available for those aged 18 and over

Hollinswood Neighbourhood Centre, 7 Downemead, Hollinswood, Telford TF3 2EW

  • Wednesday, 4 August. 9.30am to 4pm

Shrewsbury Town Football Club, Montgomery Waters Meadow, Oteley Rd, Shrewsbury SY2 6ST

  • Saturday, 7 August. 9.30am to 3pm

Brookside Central, Bembridge, Telford TF3 1LP

  • Tuesday, 10 August. 9.30 to 2.30pm

Louise House, Meole Village, Roman Road Shrewsbury SY3 9JN

  • Friday, 13 August. 10am to 2pm

Telford Balloon Festival, Telford Town Park, Hinkshay Road Telford Shropshire TF3 4EP

  • Friday, 27th August. 12 noon to 5pm
  • Saturday, 28th August. 12 noon to 6.30pm 
  • Sunday, 29th August. 12 noon to 5pm  

Please, if you have not had your first or second jab, please consider going to one of the above walk-in vaccination clinics

Covid19 Telford & Wrekin Update

Coronavirus cases in Telford and Wrekin have risen for the second week running.

89 new cases have been reported between 31st May  and 6th June. 40 more than the previous seven-day period. Telford & Wrekin are above the regional average but below the national average!

No residents have died within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test in the past week. One patient with Covid-19 was in a local hospital as of 6 June.

Local health leaders warn that Coronavirus has not gone away, and we must all play our part to keep cases low and everyone safe.

They say “We are starting to see the beginnings of a third wave in our borough. This is happening because cases are rising across the country.

It is understandable that after months of sacrifices, seeing cases rise like this can be dispiriting.

However, it is thought that the vaccine continues to be effective against the Delta Variant, also known as the Indian Variant. Hospital admissions remain very low. Even with the vaccine rollout, we still need to follow current restrictions. We still need to keep doing the right things. Coronavirus has not gone away. We must all play our part to keep cases low and everyone safe.

It’s important that we continue to play our part so we can keep ourselves, our loved ones and local communities safe”.

What can you do?

Please make sure you continue to:

This is to help you access home test kits to Check for Covid twice a week.

Even if you have no symptoms and even if you have been vaccinated, you can still carry the virus without knowing and spread it to others. Around 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 do not have symptoms.

HOME TEST KITS COLLECTION POINTS:

ASSISTED TESTING:

  • Assisted testing will continue to be provided at a range of local pharmacies by appointment only Book an appointment

From 12 June, assisted testing will close at the following sites:

  1.   The Place, Oakengates 
  2.   The Anstice, Madeley
  3.   Cosy Hall, Newport

Anyone with main or precautionary Covid-19 symptoms, however mild, should book a free PCR test.

You can also order FREE Covid19 Rapid Lateral Flow Tests at this link,  https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests  they will be delivered in packs of 7 directly to your home.

If you have any of these COVID-19 symptoms:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

or if you’re asked to by NHS Test and Trace, you must isolate immediately and book a COVID-19 test online or by ringing 119, and remain in isolation until you receive your test result. You can book a FREE PCR Test at this link https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test it will be delivered directly to your home.

 

Have you used Pain Management services in the county of Shropshire?

Start Date:
13th July 2021

End Date:
31st August 2021

Start Time:
0001

End Time:
2359

What a pain? If you have used Pain Management services in Shropshire in the last 2 years?  Healthwatch Shropshire want to hear from you.

Healthwatch Shropshire are currently looking at pain management services within the county, in the context of the ongoing transformation of MSK services.  Connect Health currently deliver pain management services within Shropshire through face-to-face clinics held in Shrewsbury but at the moment mainly using phone or online appointments.

Healthwatch Shropshire want to hear about your experiences of using the pain management service.  If you have ongoing pain issues which you have been unable to get help for, either due to the pandemic or because of other barriers, they would like to hear about this too.

Steve Trechard, Executive Director of Transformation for Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin CCGs said ‘Across our communities we’re keen to hear peoples’ experiences of the Pain Management Services to help inform our future service developments.  Hearing directly from people who have used services is the best way to understand how well we’re doing, but more importantly where we need to make improvements.  The NHS and Local Care has been significantly impacted by the Covid Pandemic.  We want to hear from you about a range of issues, from how you would like to best access services, how information is best delivered, how we might use digital technology and how we can make our services more joined up.  We’d be grateful if you could spare some time to complete the Healthwatch survey or tell them about your experience.’

Lynn Cawley, Chief Officer for Healthwatch Shropshire, told us ‘We really want to hear from people who have been using pain management services as we know that the health system is listening. This is an opportunity for your voice to count and be heard as services are developed.’

How to tell of your experience on pain management services in Shropshire.

  • People can go online to https://healthwatchshropshire.uk.engagementhq.com/pain-management-services to complete the survey, join the discussion in the online forum or leave a story about their experiences with ongoing pain and pain management services.
  • Telephone: You can also telephone Healthwatch Shropshire on 01743 237884 to speak to a member of the team and complete the survey over the phone if you wish.

Healthwatch Shropshire is the independent consumer champion for health and social care in Shropshire. It gathers the views and experiences of patients, service users, carers, and the general public about services including hospitals, GPs, mental health services, community health services, pharmacists, opticians, residential care and children’s services.  It also has statutory powers that it can use to influence service provision by encouraging improvements.

Views and experiences of using local taxi services

Healthwatch Telford & Wrekin have recently received feedback regarding people’s views and experiences of using local taxi services, and are now keen to explore what is working well and what requires improvements.

They have produced a very short survey which can be completed in minutes and invite you to take part. If you have a disability and/or sight or hearing impairment or are a wheelchair user and use taxis in the Telford & Wrekin area, it would help Healthwatch Telford & Wrekin learn more about the problems people experience.

To take part in the on-line survey, click on the link below:  https://www.healthwatchtelfordandwrekin.co.uk/disability-and-sight-impairment-taxi-survey

Alternatively, if you would like to speak to someone or would prefer to email you can contact Healthwatch Telford & Wrekin using the details below: 

  • Telephone: 01952 739540
  • Email: info@healthwatchtelfordandwrekin.co.uk

 

May Bank Holiday-The NHS is here for you.

The NHS is still available for you to use this Bank Holiday weekend. Some GP practices will be closed on Monday 31 May 2021, but there are other NHS services available over the Bank Holiday to ensure we all get the care we need.

If you are unwell and you are not sure what to do contact NHS 111 online at: 111.nhs.uk or call 111 free from a landline or your mobile phone.

A trained NHS 111 professional will be able to assess you and, if you should need it, book a time slot at an Accident and Emergency (A&E) department to make sure you can be seen safely. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

If you have a minor illness such as a sore throat, tummy trouble or an ache or pain,  your local pharmacy can offer you clinical advice and over-the-counter treatments. Some community pharmacies will be open on Monday 31 May – to check opening times please visit the NHS website. You will need to key in your postcode on the NHS website, to find where your nearest Pharmacy.

Minor Injuries Units (MIUs) are available in Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Oswestry and Whitchurch and treat minor injuries such as bites, cuts, foreign bodies in the eyes, nose and ears, minor burns and scalds, sprains and bruises, and wound infections. For opening hours, visit the Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust website.

Urgent Treatment Centres (UTCs) are located at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford and treat injuries that do not need emergency treatment. For opening hours, please visit the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust website.

For life-threatening emergencies, such as a stroke or heart attack, call 999 straight away.

COVID-19 information: If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 such as a high temperature, new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell you must stay at home and book a test as soon as possible. You can book a test at this link: book a test online

If you have problems, or cannot use the online service, call 119. You and anyone you live with should stay at home until you get your test result and only leave your home to have a test. For more coronavirus advice, visit www.111.nhs.uk/covid-19.

Views and experiences of using local taxi services

Start Date:
28th May 2021

End Date:
30th June 2021

Start Time:
1115

End Time:
2359

Healthwatch Telford & Wrekin have recently received feedback regarding people’s views and experiences of using local taxi services, and are now keen to explore what is working well and what requires improvements.

They have produced a very short survey which can be completed in minutes and invite you to take part. If you have a disability and/or sight or hearing impairment or are a wheelchair user and use taxis in the Telford & Wrekin area, it would help Healthwatch Telford & Wrekin learn more about the problems people experience.

To take part in the on-line survey, click on the link below:  https://www.healthwatchtelfordandwrekin.co.uk/disability-and-sight-impairment-taxi-survey

Alternatively, if you would like to speak to someone or would prefer to email you can contact Healthwatch Telford & Wrekin using the details below: 

  • Telephone: 01952 739540
  • Email: info@healthwatchtelfordandwrekin.co.uk

Have your say in how your hospitals work

The trust that runs Shropshire’s acute hospitals is asking members of the public to get more involved in the way services are delivered.

From 21st April, for four weeks, The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is giving people the opportunity to share their ideas on how it can involve them more in what happens at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford.

Julia Clarke, Director of Corporate Services and lead for the Public Participation Team at SaTH, said: “We know that local hospitals are really important to our communities and we take this responsibility very seriously. 

“We believe hospital services improve when we listen carefully to what people tell us and we respond to what they say. We want to give our communities a much bigger say in how we work and we think people will have lots of brilliant ideas to help us involve them more.

“We recognise it’s not always easy to get your voice heard and this is why we’re holding an open, honest and anonymous online conversation. This is an opportunity for everyone in our communities to share their ideas with us.

“You will also be able to read and comment on what others have shared, and vote on what you agree or don’t agree with.

“We will use the insight generated from this online conversation to inform our Public Participation Plan, which will be published in July 2021. We know some things need to change, and we need your help to tell us what we should be striving for and what we can do together to involve you more.”

Watch a short video at this link: 

Get Involved Video

How it works

The online conversation is similar to a physical workshop but it’s more inclusive and transparent: everyone can read what is shared and we can involve more people, not just those who can fit in a physical room. This is particularly important when want to hear from people across all of our communities. This helps us to make sure that everyone has a voice.

  • The online conversation is anonymous – your name is not attached to anything you share
  • Everyone is welcome to join the online conversation    
  • You can join from wherever you are – on any computer, tablet or smartphone
  • You can visit as many times as you like, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at a time that suits you
  • Everyone can read, rate and comment upon the ideas of others 

We want to hear from everybody so please share this information with your networks and ask them to share it too.

If you have any questions or queries please contact the Public Participation Team email: sath.engagement@nhs.net   Telephone 01743 492390

The online conversation opens on Wednesday 21st April 2021. Visit www.sathgetinvolved.org to register your interest in joining this conversation.

Lip reading for beginners

Start Date:
1st June 2021

End Date:
1st June 2021

Start Time:
1115

End Time:
1245

Event title: Lip reading for beginners
Venue: On-line
Weblink: https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/
Name: WEA-Adult Learning within Reach
Email: N/A
Telephone: 0300 3033464
Event description: This course is aimed at people with hearing loss and their partners. It will help you to learn and practice basic lip reading. You will get the chance to meet others who are also coping with a hearing loss and learn from each other as well as from the experienced and friendly tutor. This course will be conducted online due to current situations.

Who is this for: This course is open to Telford and Shropshire NHS audiology patients only. It starts on Tuesday 4th May 2021 and ends on Tuesday 27th May 2021

Aim of the course: To empower a person with an acquired hearing loss so that they can become an active member of society again. To help themselves and their partner to understand the implications of their impairment.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Recognise at least 2 different speech movements
  • List at least 2 ways to make others aware of my needs
  • Be able to recognise numbers and the difference between them
  • Learn about why we confuse different words and phrases

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning.

Length of sessions: Each session is 1 1/2 hours. Cost: Free

To enrol on the course click this link: https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/Online/2020/CourseInfo.aspx?r=C3128450

Your tutor will be Sally Joyner.

Lip reading for beginners

Start Date:
4th May 2021

End Date:
27th July 2021

Start Time:
1115

End Time:
1245

Event title: Lip reading for beginners
Venue: On-line
Weblink: https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/
Name: WEA-Adult Learning within Reach
Email: N/A
Telephone: 0300 3033464
Event description: This course is aimed at people with hearing loss and their partners. It will help you to learn and practice basic lip reading. You will get the chance to meet others who are also coping with a hearing loss and learn from each other as well as from the experienced and friendly tutor. This course will be conducted online due to current situations.

Who is this for: This course is open to Telford and Shropshire NHS audiology patients only.

Aim of the course: To empower a person with an acquired hearing loss so that they can become an active member of society again. To help themselves and their partner to understand the implications of their impairment.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec

This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Recognise at least 2 different speech movements
  • List at least 2 ways to make others aware of my needs
  • Be able to recognise numbers and the difference between them
  • Learn about why we confuse different words and phrases

Download a PDF of the course information sheet at this link: 390558_CourseInfoSheet

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning.

Length of sessions: Each session is 1 1/2 hours. Cost: Free

To enrol on the course click this link: https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/Online/2020/CourseInfo.aspx?r=C3128450

Your tutor will be Sally Joyner.

Where to Get Medical Help During Easter Bank Holiday

GP practices will be closed over the Easter bank holiday (Friday 2nd, April to Monday 5th, April 2021), NHS Shropshire and NHS Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) say NHS services including GP appointments are available.

“The NHS is here for you if you need us, and different services are available depending on the medical help required.

For non-emergency health concerns, contact NHS 111 online athttps://111.nhs.uk or call 111, free from landlines and mobile phones. This service is available 24 hours a day, including bank holidays. Callers will be directed to where they can get the medical help and advice they need.

Pharmacies also offer health advice and over-the-counter treatments. To check if your local pharmacy is open as normal, or for limited times over the Easter bank holiday, visit the NHS website.

The Minor Injuries Units in Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Oswestry and Whitchurch treat minor injuries such as bites, cuts, foreign bodies in the eyes, nose and ears, minor burns and scalds, sprains and bruises, and wound infections. For opening hours, visit the https://www.shropscommunityhealth.nhs.uk/

Urgent Treatment Centres (UTC), which are located at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford, treat injuries which don’t need emergency treatment. For opening hours, visit the https://www.sath.nhs.uk/wards-services/urgent/

For life threatening emergencies, such as a stroke or heart attack, contact 999.

If you are showing any signs of COVID-19 symptoms such as a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or loss of taste or smell, please stay at home and use the dedicated NHS 111 COVID-19 service online at www.111.nhs.uk/COVID-19 for advice.

For more information, visit: