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24 Nov 2022
Local charity Community Resource has launched a campaign to highlight the importance of staying active throughout the winter months. The Shrewsbury-based organisation is urging people to ‘Keep Moving, Keep Warm’ to fight off the winter gloom and maintain their strength and fitness throughout the year. Community Resource runs events across the county to help people with their fitness and wellbeing...
Angela Loughlin holding up leaflets for the event
22 Sep 2022
A new event to offer support to people going through the menopause will be launched next month with a full day of experts, workshops and support. Shropshire’s first menopause conference has been organised by Angela Loughlin of Mbrace from Shrewsbury - a county based menopause training and support provider. The event, to be held at the new Ashton Theatre at Shrewsbury School on Sunday October 16th...
Paul Hatton, Head of Clinical Services and Compliance at Summerfield Healthcare
16 May 2022
A leading private healthcare provider has launched a national memory clinic service aimed at delivering swift assessments, diagnosis and treatment for people who may be suffering the early signs of dementia.   Summerfield Healthcare has clinics in Shrewsbury, Wolverhampton, Birmingham and Cardiff but has now taken its memory clinic online through remote assessments - making it easier for anyone...
Evaluating Augmented Reality (AR) solutions with Joseph McArdle. Photo by Sasha Taylor.
28 Dec 2021
A medical innovation expert at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) is helping to shape the future of healthcare with cutting-edge research revealing the benefits of the latest wireless mobile technology. Joseph McArdle, Project Director for Digital Solutions at UCS and Director of Health, Medical Innovation and Transformation at the University of Chester, is at the forefront of an initiative...
shropshire survey children food insecurity research food poverty alliance
26 Nov 2020
Many children in the county don’t get enough healthy food to eat.  A new campaign is asking for your evidence to help solve the problem.  30% of children in Shropshire are living in poverty. Being born into poverty greatly increases a child’s chances of not having access to good food and nutrition. Poor diet impacts every aspect of a child’s life from educational attainment to their mental and...
Vala Health CEO Pete Trainor
30 Mar 2020
AN ONLINE doctor service is asking for real stories from Shropshire people recovering from COVID-19 in a bid to help the public better understand what it may be like for the majority of people. UK-wide service Vala Health hopes by getting people to share their personal experiences of having the virus, it will help the public understand what catching coronavirus might be like for the ‘average’...
New Lunts Hereford Road pharmacy staff - pre-registration pharmacist Amar Nagra and superintendent pharmacist Connor Hunt - with dispensing assistant Kim Gough.
07 Aug 2019
A leading Shrewsbury pharmacy is providing a new potentially life-saving service and has expanded the team in a bid to take the pressure off GPs and hospitals. A new superintendent pharmacist, a pre-registration pharmacist and a dispensing assistant have been welcomed to Lunts Pharmacy at Hereford Road in Shrewsbury, where extra enhanced services are now being delivered.  The independently-owned...
Sue Walsh, Jill Kelly, Ian Swindell, Helen Grass and Lauren Wagstaff from Lunts pharmacy at Roushill where you can get a free blood pressure check this month
13 Sep 2018
A pharmacy in Shrewsbury is urging residents in the town to have a free blood pressure check and not just rely on an internet quiz. September is a month of action at Lunts Pharmacy in Roushill and last year they carried out around 60 blood pressure checks - but staff want more people to come in for one this year following the rise of an NHS website check. The heart age check was in the news last...
03 Sep 2018
In a bid to improve the well-being of our staff to limit the number of sick days taken per year, we had Carole Main from Mainly Pilates visit us again this week. Statistics show that an estimated 137.3 million working days were lost due to sickness and injury in the UK in 2016. Although decreased significantly since the 90s, this number is incredibly high and we would love to contribute to a...
John Buckley, Professor of Applied Exercise Science at University Centre Shrewsbury (centre), and Shrewsbury Town FC Physiotherapist, Chris Skitt, demonstrating the ECP Therapy treatment with Shrewsbury Town FC player Lenell John-Lewis.
12 Jun 2018
University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) is sharing new medical rehabilitation and therapy research technology and know-how to help Shrewsbury Town Football Club (STFC) players recover after matches, training or an injury. The technology is known as External Counter Pulsation (ECP), and has only recently and exclusively been used by a number of leading Premier League clubs. Until a few years ago, ECP...
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