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Ian Swindell of Lunts Pharmacies is urging people to get their flu jab
21 Nov 2017
A group of pharmacies across Shropshire has reported that more than double the number of flu vaccinations have been administered this year, compared with the same time last year. Bosses at Lunts Pharmacies, which has two stores in Shrewsbury and stores in Craven Arms and Pontesbury, said they are delighted that customers are listening to the warnings about a potentially severe winter. Owner...
Pharmacists are concerned about the effectiveness of an NHS scheme in Shropshire compared to other counties
13 Jul 2017
A scheme to get people to use the pharmacy as the first point of call for common ailments is failing in Shropshire compared to other counties, an expert has said. Lorraine Anderson has worked as a locum pharmacist in Shropshire, Cheshire and Powys  before starting a permanent role at Lunts Pharmacy in Drovers’ House, Craven Arms, three months ago. And she said the Think Pharmacy First scheme,...
31 Mar 2017
A planned ‘ban’ on ‘low value’ prescribed medicines in the bid to save the NHS millions of pounds has sparked a call in Shropshire to use your local pharmacist. The call comes after it was revealed that some medication may no longer be available on the NHS in England as part of a crackdown on ‘low value’ medicines. These include suncream, cold remedies, heartburn medicines and some types of pain...
23 Mar 2017
Shropshire residents are being urged to relieve pressure on busy county GP surgeries by using their local pharmacists as the first port of call for minor illnesses. Martin Lunt, who owns Lunts pharmacies in Shrewsbury, Craven Arms and Pontesbury said more people must trust their community pharmacy in order to avoid the stress of trying to make an appointment with their GP. Mr Lunt said: “People...
23 Mar 2017
Pharmacies are once again in the spotlight and offering to do more as the seemingly never-ending NHS crisis and pressure on GP surgeries continues to increase. More and more people are reporting sick and putting an ever-increasing strain on hospital A&Es and GPs. Waiting times can be torturous and phoning up your local surgery to book a doctor’s appointment is both time consuming and, in many...
Carole Henderson and Phyl Edmonds wow NHS conference
09 Oct 2015
The NHS could train staff in the Grief Recovery Method® to aid people who have suffered a loss, after a Shropshire woman highlighted its significance. Certified Grief Recovery Specialist Phyl Edmonds, 54, of Wellington, Telford, is currently the only person in Shropshire trained in the method, which originated in America. Phyl thinks the NHS would save money long-term if they used it. The idea,...
Steve Harris, of Carewatch Mid Shropshire, is leading the way with paper-free working
12 Jun 2015
A care expert in Shropshire is pioneering a new way of working - which sees a dream of his become a reality - as carers begin to use a mobile phone app to log care. Steve Harris, managing director of Carewatch (Mid Shropshire), dreamt up the idea of an app to reduce paperwork for his 50 employees a few years ago. Since the start of this month (June) his staff have been trained in how to use the...
08 Jan 2015
A big part of our community centre here in Church Stretton is supporting the community around us. One element of that is offering IT support - with a drop in facility operating twice a week, and then we also have a wide variety of courses on offer too. Anyone can access these courses, it is simply just a case of registering on which course you require. For further informaiton, please telephone...
23 Jul 2012
Surgery services at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust are set for a change-around this week as part of our commitment to provide the best possible care to patients across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales. A number of our adult inpatient surgery services, where patients have to stay overnight, are being consolidated at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital from tomorrow (Tuesday...
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