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Proposals for a new Health Organisation for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

News from our partners the Clinical Commissioning Groups

Shropshire residents are being encouraged to come along to a series of pop-up events to find out more about proposals for a new health organisation for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.

The pop-up events are being organised by the county’s health bosses to give people the chance to voice their opinions on a new health proposal.

The proposal is to replace the two existing Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and form a Single Strategic Commissioning Organisation for the whole county.

Shropshire CCG and Telford and Wrekin CCG are currently the two NHS organisations responsible for planning, paying for and monitoring most local health services in the county.

The pop-up events are being set up to provide an opportunity for local people to come and talk to the CCG teams about the changes they are planning, ask any questions, and give their feedback.

Each pop-up runs between 10 am and 12 midday, with no appointment necessary:

  • Wednesday 29 January, 2020 – Park Lane Centre, Telford, TF7 5QZ
  • Thursday 30 January, 2020 – Oswestry Library, SY11 1JN
  • Thursday 30 January, 2020 – Tesco Extra, Wrekin Retail Park, TF1 2DE
  • Friday 31 January, 2020 – Meeting Point House, Telford, TF3 4HS
  • Friday 31 January, 2020 – Whitchurch Library, SY13 1AX
  • Monday 3 February 2020 – Darwin Shopping Centre, Shrewsbury, SY1 1PL
  • Friday 7 February, 2020 – Ludlow Library, SY8 2PG.

David Evans, Joint Accountable Officer for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin CCGs, said:

“These pop-up events will provide a great opportunity for us to find out the views of our residents, to have a chat about the proposals and to discuss why we think they provide the best route forwards.

“We are faced with big challenges in Shropshire, such as a rapidly growing elderly population as well as significant deprivation in areas of the county which means we need to be able to respond in the best possible way to these changing needs.

“I would like to urge everyone to come along to one of our events to find out more about the proposals and to ask any questions. There is no appointment necessary and you can come along at any time between 10 am and 12midday.”

Dr Julian Povey, Chair of Shropshire CCG, said:

“These events will provide an excellent opportunity to speak with local people and hear their views to help us shape the proposals for the future CCG.

“This proposal is really about the way the two CCGs work operationally, so we expect there will be little impact on patients. For example, local people will still carry on going to their regular GP practice.”

Dr Jo Leahy, Chair of Telford and Wrekin CCG, said:

“We believe a brand new organisation could provide a number of benefits for local people by streamlining and removing duplication which will lead to improvements in providing services.”

For further information please contact the Shropshire CCG Communications and Engagement Team at [email protected]

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Meetings re Proposals for a new Health Organisation for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

Start Date:
29th January 2020

End Date:
7th February 2020

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1200

Event title: Meetings re Proposals for a new Health Organisation for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin
Venue: See Content for details
Name: Shropshire CCG and Telford & Wrekin CCG
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: N/A
Event description: Pop Up events will take place on the following dates and venues from 10 am to 12 noon, there is no need to book. These events relate to Proposals for a new Health Organisation for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, giving you the opportunity to find out more, receive information and ask questions.

  • Wednesday 29 January, 2020 – Park Lane Centre, Park Lane,Telford, TF7 5QZ
  • Thursday 30 January, 2020 – Oswestry Library, 9, Arthur Street, Oswestry SY11 1JN
  • Thursday 30 January, 2020 – Tesco Extra, Wrekin Retail Park, Arleston, Telford TF1 2DE
  • Friday 31 January, 2020 – Meeting Point House, Southwater Square, Telford, TF3 4HS
  • Friday 31 January, 2020 – Whitchurch Library, Town Hall/High Street, Whitchurch SY13 1AX
  • Monday 3 February 2020 – Darwin Shopping Centre, Shrewsbury, SY1 1PL
  • Friday 7 February, 2020 – Ludlow Library, 7-9 Parkway Lane, Ludlow SY8 2PG.

Shropshire residents are being encouraged to come along to a series of pop-up events to find out more about proposals for a new health organisation for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.

The pop-up events are being organised by the county’s health bosses to give people the chance to voice their opinions on a new health proposal.

The proposal is to replace the two existing Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and form a Single Strategic Commissioning Organisation for the whole county.

New Prposal for new health organisation

Shropshire CCG and Telford and Wrekin CCG are currently the two NHS organisations responsible for planning, paying for and monitoring most local health services in the county.

The pop-up events are being set up to provide an opportunity for local people to come and talk to the CCG teams about the changes they are planning, ask any questions, and give their feedback.

For further information please contact the Shropshire CCG Communications and Engagement Team at [email protected]

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Stress Management & Coping Techniques FLASH Clinics-Oswestry

Start Date:
21st January 2020

End Date:
21st January 2020

Start Time:
1345

End Time:
1515

Event title: Stress Management & Coping Techniques FLASH Clinics-Oswestry
Venue: Qube, Oswald Road, Oswestry, SY11 1RB
Name: Shropshire Psychological Therapies
Email: N/A
Telephone: 07965 804018
Event description: Shropshire Psychological Therapies are offering a free Facilitated Learning and Self Help (FLASH) Clinics for anyone who is feeling stressed and would like to learn useful coping tools.

FLASH clinics are interactive community workshops designed to provide helpful techniques to improve emotional health and well-being.

Sessions covered by each session:

  • What stress is and common sources
  • Understanding the link between our thoughts, behaviour and emotions
  • Identifying unhelpful patterns of thinking
  • Coping techniques which help to reduce stress

Booking information:
Anyone aged 16+ registered with a Shropshire GP can book on to this FLASH clinic. Call
Sonya our Community Development Worker on 07965 804018 to book your place. Booking a place is essential (If no answer please leave a message)

Please note: all participants are required to complete a registration form and well-being questionnaire on the day of attendance.

Stress Management & Coping Techniques FLASH Clinics-Oswestry

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Lino Printing Course-Oswestry

Start Date:
6th February 2020

End Date:
26th March 2020

Start Time:
1300

End Time:
1500

Event title: Lino Printing Course-Oswestry
Venue: The Qube, Oswald Road, Oswestry SY11 1RB
Name: Through the Doorway
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07528 700492
Event description: Our 8-week Lino printing course will take you through the entire process of producing a lino print from concept to finished product. Using nature as inspiration you will be able to fully explore the medium of Lino by experimenting with different textures and colours and develop your own individual style to create original artworks. As sharp cutting tools are used, you must be willing and able to follow appropriate safety guidelines. The course starts on Thursday 6th February 2020 and takes place each Thursday until 26th March 2020.

These sessions are totally FREE and are part of the BBO Programme

To be eligible you must be unemployed (not in work but looking for work) or economically inactive (not in work and not currently looking for work) but want to become more active in your community in the future. You must also have the right to live and work in the UK

Everything is provided so all you need to do is turn up, but BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL so that we can provide enough equipment. For more information please call or text 07528 700492 or email.

Click here for poster: Lino Printing

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Through the Doorway, Spring programme

Through the Doorway, have four courses starting later this month and February 2020. If you would like the opportunity to try something new, increase your confidence and are unemployed (not in work but looking for work) or economically inactive (not in work and not currently looking for work) but want to become more active in your community in the future, you can book on one of the courses below. You must also have the right to live and work in the UK.

For more information about each course, download the information at the PDF or Word links below:

Cooking 4 Life: Cooking for Life PDF or download as a word document Cooking for Life

Lino Printing: Lino Printing PDF or download as a word document Lino Printing

Art 4 Well-being: Art for Wellbeing PDF or download as a word document Art for Wellbeing

Be Good to Yourself: Be Good To Yourself PDF or download as a word document Be Good To Yourself

For more information please call or text 07528 700492 or email [email protected]

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Sight Loss Opportunity Group-Oswestry

Start Date:
5th February 2020

End Date:
5th February 2020

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1200

Event title: Sight Loss Opportunity Group-Oswestry
Venue: Oswestry Library, Arthur Street, Oswestry SY11 1JN
Name: Shropshire RCC
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 342168/342163
Event description: Today we will have a talk about Smart Glasses by Jennifer Gregory, OXSIGHT.

SLOG’s groups offer all kinds of interesting and adventurous activities to encourage people who have sight loss to keep active, stay confident, meet and make new friends and have some fun. Please contact us for a programme.

We provide Information, advice, friendship and support for people with a visual loss.

For more information contacting us on 01743 342168/342163 or emailing us at [email protected] or [email protected]

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Sight Loss Opportunity Groups (SLOGs) Activities-January 2020

All sessions are FREE unless otherwise stated.

Oswestry Group meets on Wednesday 8th January, 10 am to 12 noon  at Oswestry Library, 9 Arthur Street, Oswestry SY11 1JN

 This will be a relaxed meet up, sliding gracefully into 2020 with a catch up, we may even squeeze a game of Boccia in.

Ludlow Group meets on Monday 13th January, 10.30 am -12.30 pm at at St Peters Church, Henley Road, Ludlow SY8 1QZ

Again, this will be a relaxed meet up, sliding gracefully into 2020 with a catch up, and hopefully, should you wish, a game of Boccia.

Shrewsbury Group meets on Monday 27th January as they opted to have their Christmas meal in January at Origins Restaurant,  London Road, Shrewsbury SY2 6PR – Telephone number 01743 342611. Arrival 12:30 pm to dine at around 13:00 pm.  Food order will be on the day. You will be supported on the day by our volunteers, Roger, Steve, and Kate, many of you already know them from the SLOG and Cycling meet ups.

Shrewsbury Cycling SLOG’s Group:

Our regular cycling session will re commence in March at  Shrewsbury Sports Village, Sundorne Road, Shrewsbury SY1 4RQ.

Please note that you can still cycle at the Sports Village, every Wednesday, 13:00 – 15:00.  Can I ask you to let us know if you are planning on going along to the afternoon session as we will need to arrange some volunteer support.  

Should anyone like to join the Shrewsbury SLOG group for a game of 10-pin bowling, please, let me know. We plan on the game lasting around 1.5/2 hours, depending on numbers. The will be a small contribution request for this activity.

All SLOG Groups

Due to some activities needing a deposit to secure the booking we now need an expression of interest, please, initially to book the event, followed by confirmation of your attendance two weeks prior to the event, or sooner if you can.  We understand that things can change on the day, this cannot be helped.

The activities where we ask for a small contribution, we will need a minimum of 6 -8 people to participate before we can book the event.  Can we ask that you let us know by contacting us on 01743 342168/342163 or emailing us at [email protected]   or [email protected]

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Oswestry Sight Loss Opportunity Group

Start Date:
8th January 2020

End Date:
8th January 2020

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1200

Event title: Oswestry Sight Loss Opportunity Group
Venue: Oswestry Library, Arthur Street, Oswestry SY11 1JN
Name: Shropshire RCC
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 342168/342163
Event description: This will be a relaxed meet up, sliding gracefully into 2020 with a catch up, we may even squeeze a game of Boccia in.

SLOG’s groups offer all kinds of interesting and adventurous activities to encourage people who have sight loss to keep active, stay confident, meet and make new friends and have some fun. Please contact us for a programme.

We provide Information, advice, friendship and support for people with a visual loss.

For more information contacting us on 01743 342168/342163 or emailing us at [email protected] or [email protected]

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GP Practice and Pharmacy Christmas and New Year Opening Times (Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin)

Where to get this help this Christmas and New Year when your GP Practice is closed.  Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are reminding people that although GP practices will be closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, there are other services available.

For anyone who needs urgent medical help or advice they can call NHS 111 for free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or they can access the service online at 111.nhs.uk.

A number of pharmacies will be open for limited hours, on a rota on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Your pharmacist will be able to give you free advice on minor conditions and over the counter treatments. Click on the links below for pharmacy opening times.

Shropshire- Pharmacy Opening Times Christmas and New Year Bank Holiday 2019 – 2020, click on this link: https://www.shropshireccg.nhs.uk/media/2658/shropshire-pharmacies-christmas-and-new-year-bank-holiday-2019-2020-opening-times.pdf

Telford & Wrekin-Pharmacy Opening Times Christmas and New Year Bank Holiday 2019 – 2020, click on this link: https://www.shropshireccg.nhs.uk/media/2659/telford-and-wrekin-pharmacies-christmas-and-new-year-bank-holiday-2019-2020-opening-times.pdf

If you have a regular prescription make sure you have enough to cover the festive period and you collect it in advance.

You can also download the NHS App to check symptoms, book GP appointments during normal opening hours and request repeat prescriptions. The app is free to download from the App Store and Google Play.

The symptoms of coughs, colds and sore throats, and other minor ailments, can be eased using self care. Make sure your medicine cabinet is full fully stocked over the colder months to help ease symptoms straightaway and to aid a faster recovery.

Visit the NHS website to find out what should be in your medicine cabinet at all times.

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Shropshire Disability Network Meeting

Start Date:
11th June 2020

End Date:
11th June 2020

Start Time:
1030

End Time:
1300

Event title: Shropshire Disability Network Meeting
Venue: The Movement Centre, Building 106, Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt District Orthopaedic Hospital, Gobowen, Oswestry SY10 7AG
Weblink: https://shropshiredisability.net
Name: SDN Management Committee
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07780 852229
Event description: We look forward to welcoming you to our meeting.

Our guest speakers will be::

  • Paul Fuller from FBC Mamby Bowdler talking about Care and LPA’s  and
  • Jo and Jess return to tell us about their new book and what they are doing re disabilities

Raffle: We will hold our regular quarterly raffle.

Other items to buy: We will have SDN wrist bands for sale, this is a good way to raise awareness of SDN. You will also have opportunity to purchase our 10th Anniversary Badges at £1 each as well as a Safe Place Shropshire Badge at £1 each. By buying these you help us to fund our work. We will also have a table where you can buy items made by our members as well as other items. They are all very reasonably priced and will help towards paying for our meeting.

Email: [email protected] (Secretary) or call or text 07970 816030 for more information.

We have Sign Language Interpreters (BSL) at all our meetings. We now have a t-loop system to use at our meetings.

Click here to download a list of SDN events for 2020:SDN-Dates-Events-for-2020 -Master or SDN-Dates for 2020-web Dec 2019