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NHS Improvement

Vaccine Hesitancy -A short film

NHS England and NHS Improvement have produced a short film which describes what is a vaccine is, how vaccines are made, why you should get a vaccine, whether a vaccine can make you ill and how to decide whether to have a vaccine.

This film shows Katie Matthews, Learning Disability and Autism Manager ask Dr Roger Banks, National Clinical Director of Learning Disability & Autism questions about vaccines.

Watch/Listen to the short video here: https://youtu.be/M3Wh23PDnfE?t=12

You can download an easy read document that shows all the questions and answers from the video above: Vaccines ER Final Version 8-12-20 (2)

Vaccine hesitancy, also known as anti-vaccination or anti-vax, is a reluctance or refusal to be vaccinated or to have one’s children vaccinated against contagious diseases. It was identified by the World Health Organization as one of the top ten global health threats

Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin STP

Covid-19 vaccination roll-out in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

Kate Manning, Communications and Engagement Manager at Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Sustainability and Transformation Partnership has asked that we share with you the following information on the Covid-19 vaccination roll-out in this county.

  •  The NHS vaccination programme is underway in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin as part of the national rollout.
  •  The NHS will contact people in the priority groups when it is their turn to receive the vaccine. People are being called forward who meet the criteria based on the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation’s recommendations.

The public have an important part to play:

  •  please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine, the NHS will contact you;
  •  when we do contact you, please attend your booked appointments; and
  •  please continue to follow all the guidance to control the virus and save lives.
  •  The vaccine cannot give you COVID-19 infection, and it will reduce your chance of becoming seriously ill. We do not yet know whether it will stop you from catching and passing on the virus. So, it is important to follow the guidance in your local area to protect those around you.

Whether or not you have had the vaccine you still need to:

  •  practice social distancing
  •  wear a face mask
  •  wash your hands carefully and frequently
  •  follow the current guidance

Vaccination started in the county on 8th December and as of 7th January the following vaccination centres are in operation:

o   Hospital Hub at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital run in partnership with Shrewsbury Primary Care Network

o   Local Vaccination Centre at Bridgnorth Medical Centre being delivered by GPs from the South East Shropshire Primary Care Network (group of local GP practices)

o   Local Vaccination Centre at Malinslee Healthcare Centre being delivered by GPs from the Teldoc Primary Care Network (group of local GP practices)

o   Hospital Hub at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital run in partnership with North Shropshire Primary Care Network

  •  Care home residents are also now receiving the vaccine in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin with the ambition that all older person care home residents and staff will have had the vaccination by the end of January. GP practices will contact care homes directly to plan the rollout as soon as they are ready. 
  •  The vaccine will be offered to more people and at other locations as soon as possible. These will include local vaccine services provided by GPs and pharmacists, in people’s homes for those who are housebound and new dedicated vaccination centres to make sure that everyone who needs a vaccine is able to get one.
  •  By the middle of February, in line with the Prime Minister’s announcement on 4th January, it is our ambition to deliver the vaccine to the four top priority groups. These include all residents in a care home for older adults and their carers, everyone over the age of 70, all frontline health and social care workers, and everyone who is clinically extremely vulnerable.

For more information about the Covid-19 vaccine please visit:  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/

Below are a number of helpful documents to read and/or download to print:

Covid19 Easy Read Leaflet: Covid-19_Easy-read_leaflet

Covid19 Vaccination -A guide for adults in large print PHE_Covid19Vaccination_AGuideForAdults_LargePrintLeaflet_WebAccessible_2020_FINAL3

Why do I have to wait for my jab leaflet:  PHE_11920_Covid-19_AZ_Why_do_I_DL_leaflet_02_WEB

Covid19 Priority List Poster: PHE_11895_COVID_vaccine_priority_poster

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A & E signage at RSH and PRH Hospitals-Have your say

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust. are reviewing the signage in their A&E departments. They would like to know what you think of the signage and information displayed in the Emergency Departments at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Princess Royal Hospital in Telford. 

By signage, they mean any type of sign displayed on the wall or overhead to help point you in the right direction.
By patient information, they mean any type of information displayed in the waiting room, such as:

 

  • - posters
  • - leaflets
  • - booklets
  • - TV screens

Click here to take part in the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TP983LT

If you wish to take part in the survey but would prefer easy read version click on this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VHKTL6T

This surveys above has been designed by the Patient Experience Team. If you require this survey in an alternative format, please email [email protected] or call 01743 261000 ext: 3032 / 2503 or write to Patient Experience Team, Stretton House, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Mytton Oak Road, Shrewsbury, SY3 8XQ

 

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Ask for Ani (Attention Needed Immediately)

Victims of domestic abuse will be able to escape perpetrators by using a code-word in thousands of pharmacies across the UK, including here on the Isle of Wight.

The new scheme, entitled ‘Ask for ANI’, allows those at risk or suffering from abuse to discreetly signal that they need help and access support. By asking for ANI, a trained pharmacy worker will offer a private space where they can ascertain further information.

Depending on the situation, the staff member can then alert the Police or help the victim access support services such as a national or local domestic abuse helpline.

As an essential retailer based on high streets across the country, and with specifically trained staff, pharmacies can provide a safe space for victims to sound an alarm if they are isolated at home with their abuser and unable to get help in another way.

The Prime Minister committed to launch this scheme at the Hidden Harms summit last year in recognition of the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on the ability of victims to reach out for help and support. The scheme was initially proposed by survivors as something that would have helped them.

Boris Johnson has said:

“As we once again have to ask people across the country to stay at home to tackle this virus, it’s vital that we take action to protect those for who home is not a safe space.

That is why we have launched this scheme, supported by pharmacies up and down the country, to give some of the most vulnerable people in society a critical lifeline – making sure they have access to the support they need and keep them safe from harm.”

The codeword scheme will be promoted using discreet social media adverts and paid search. Pharmacies will be given promotional material to display in-store to signal to victims that they are participating. Health professionals, social workers and Job Centres will also be asked to promote the scheme, alongside police, local authorities and specialist support services for victims.

The scheme will be initially available through the 2,300 Boots stores across the UK as well as 255 independent pharmacies. More pharmacies are expected to join the scheme.

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Be Alert to Vaccine Fraud

Action Fraud is warning the public to be alert as criminals beginning to take advantage of the rollout of the Covid19 vaccines to commit fraud.

Pauline Smith, Head of Action Fraud, said:
“The vaccine is a crucial tool in fighting the coronavirus and keeping people safe. Thankfully, the number of reports into Action Fraud are relatively low but we have seen an increase in the last two months, particularly around scam text messages. 

“Remember, the vaccine is only available on the NHS and is free of charge. The NHS will never ask you for details about your bank account or to pay for the vaccine. If you receive an email, text message or phone call purporting to be from the NHS and you are asked to provide financial details, this is a scam.”

Action Fraud has received reports from members of the public who have been sent text messages claiming to be from the NHS, offering them the opportunity to sign up for the vaccine. The texts ask the recipient to click on a link which takes them to an online form where they are prompted to input personal and financial details. In some cases the online form has looked very similar to the real NHS website.

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How to protect yourself:

In the UK, coronavirus vaccines will only be available via the National Health Services of England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland. You can be contacted by the NHS, your employer, a GP surgery or pharmacy local to you, to receive your vaccine. Remember, the vaccine is free of charge. At no point will you be asked to pay.

- The NHS will never ask you for your bank account or card details.

- The NHS will never ask you for your PIN or banking password.

- The NHS will never arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine.

- The NHS will never ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport, driving licence, bills or pay slips.  

If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you are suspicious about an email you have received, forward it to [email protected]. Suspicious text messages should be forwarded to the number 7726 which is free of charge.

If you believe you are the victim of a fraud, please report this to Action Fraud as soon as possible by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk.

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Because we all care

CQC (Care Quality Commission) have teamed up with Healthwatch and other health and care partners to launch a campaign “Because we all care”

New research shows nearly two thirds of people would support NHS and social care services by actively providing feedback on their care. People also say they are more grateful for their healthcare services since the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

This campaign aims to:

  • help services identify and address quality issues
  • support patients by encouraging people to share feedback on individual experience

Over the year, we’ve focused on:

Click on the link below to watch/listen to the “Because we all care campaign” https://youtu.be/rFNAWY1ZTy4

Click on this link to give feedback on your care: https://www.cqc.org.uk/give-feedback-on-care or take part in Healthwatch own survey at this link: https://www.healthwatch.co.uk/tell-us-about-your-experiences-nhs-and-social-care-services Both of these surveys are both short and confidential. You can get help on the phone if it’s hard for you to do things online. Call 03000 616161
Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (Excluding bank holidays)

You can also contact your local Healthwatch by phone or by email to share your experience, or for information about local services and support

Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin STP

Your help is needed on Blood Taking Services in Shropshire

NHS Shropshire and NHS Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups are reviewing their blood taking services for people living in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.  Your feedback will help shape them to shape future plans so if you or someone you care for has any experience of having to go for blood tests, either regularly or occasionally this survey is for you.

What is your experience? Could the experience you had be improved? How easy is it for you to get to the place your test will take place? How often do you need to have a blood test? Was it easy to book an appointment or did you have to wait long? These questions can affect all of us so if you can help, please by click on the link below to take the survey, it only takes a few minutes.  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/8JPTBNQ You can also call 07870 973241 for assistance in completing the survey or request a paper copy and freepost return envelope from the CCGs.  

 

By taking part, you could help make these services better. Please note the survey will close on Thursday, 4 February 2021, at 5pm.

Blood Taking Services

 

Shropshire Council 250-253

Shrewsbury-New Street-experimental one way system (Consultation)

Start Date:
1st February 2021

End Date:
28th February 2021

Start Time:
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End Time:
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The experimental one-way traffic order will address concerns regarding pedestrian safety on the A488 New Street in Shrewsbury, and support active travel to help the country emerge from the coronavirus crisis following the Transport Secretary’s statement on 9 May 2020.

The removal of a traffic lane creates a safer distance between pedestrians and passing vehicles, and will also facilitate the reallocation of this road space to allow provision of a contraflow cycle lane for westbound cycle movements only.    

The above provides both improved road safety for all road users, and enhanced quality of life for the local community, and will be applied on an experimental basis for up to 18 months.

THE SHROPSHIRE COUNCIL (NEW STREET, SHREWSBURY) (EXPERIMENTAL ONE WAY) ORDER 2020

On 4 June 2020 Shropshire Council made an experimental order to place a one-way traffic restriction on the following length of road in Shrewsbury:

The area affected is_A488 New Street …from its junction with Park Avenue, to its junction with Quarry View, in an easterly direction. This order comes into effect on 11 June 2020 and will operate for a period of up to eighteen months. The council will consider in due course whether its provisions should continue in force indefinitely.

Documents relating to this consultation can be downloaded by clicking on the links below:

How to get involved in this consultation: If you wish to raise an objection, express support, or make any other comments about these proposals, please either send an e-mail to: [email protected], or send a letter to: The Traffic Engineering Team, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND by 4 December 2020. You may also ring 0345 678 9006 for more information.

Please note that, for legal reasons, objections must be made in writing or by email, and should state the grounds on which the objection is made. Objections cannot be accepted over the phone.

If you wish to question the validity of the order, or of any of its provisions, on the grounds that they are not within the powers conferred by the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, or that any requirement of the act or of any instrument made under it has not been complied with in relation to the order you may, within six weeks from 4 June 2020, apply for the purpose to the High Court.

Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin STP

Your help is needed on Blood Taking Services in Shropshire

Start Date:
12th January 2021

End Date:
4th February 2021

Start Time:
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End Time:
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NHS Shropshire and NHS Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups are reviewing their blood taking services for people living in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.  Your feedback will help shape them to shape future plans so if you or someone you care for has any experience of having to go for blood tests, either regularly or occasionally this survey is for you.

What is your experience? Could the experience you had be improved? How easy is it for you to get to the place your test will take place? How often do you need to have a blood test? Was it easy to book an appointment or did you have to wait long? These questions can affect all of us so if you can help, please by click on the link below to take the survey, it only takes a few minutes.  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/8JPTBNQ You can also call 07870 973241 for assistance in completing the survey or request a paper copy and freepost return envelope from the CCGs.  

By taking part, you could help make these services better. Please note the survey will close on Thursday, 4 February 2021, at 5pm.

Blood Taking Services

 

Shropshire Council 250-253

Wyle Cop and Dogpole, Shrewsbury – Experimental Prohibition of Motor Vehicles…….,

Wyle Cop and Dogpole, Shrewsbury-Experimental Prohibition of Motor Vehicles, No Right Turn, and Parking Restrictions-SUSPENDED

On 7 January 2021 Shropshire Council suspended The Shropshire Council (Wyle Cop and Dogpole, Shrewsbury) (Various Experimental Restrictions) Order 2020, which came into effect on 2 December 2020. The following parking restrictions, which the experimental order suspended, will now come back into force:

  • Loading bay – south west side of Wyle Cop- The removal of day time prohibition of waiting and loading restrictions and reinstatement of the original times of operation of the loading bay between 7.30am and 8pm.
  • Pay and display bay – south west side of Wyle Cop- Reinstatement pay and display 8am until 6pm
  • Two peak loading restriction east section Wyle Cop- Removal of 24/7 loading ban and reinstatement of two peak loading ban, Monday to Saturday, 8.15am to 9.15am and 4pm to 6pm.

The above came into force on 7th January 2021. If you wish to comment please contact The Traffic Engineering Team, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND. You may also ring 0345 678 9006 for more information.