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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...
07 Sep 2016
  A family-run business in Shrewsbury is helping to support pregnant women and new mums by raising awareness of pre and post natal depression. Purition, based at The Shropshire Food Enterprise Centre, is one of a number of businesses supporting the first ever PND Awareness Week in the UK (5-11th September). The company, which produces wholefood protein smoothies and is owned by husband and wife...
23 Aug 2016
A Shrewsbury natural health and wellness centre is celebrating after a successful open day which also helped raise cash for charity. The Centre for Integral Health staged the event at its base in St Austin’s Friars last weekend to mark its third birthday. Centre founder Ben Calder said the open day attracted big crowds, with many people visiting the centre for the first time.  “We had around 30...
29 Jul 2016
The owners of a natural food production business in Shropshire are looking to grow their enterprise internationally by utilising the professional skills of part-time working mums. Forward thinking husband and wife team Edward and Louise Taylor, who co-founded Purition three years ago to manufacture a range of wholefood protein shakes, have recently taken on three new members of staff - all of...
08 Jul 2016
Tennis fans in Shrewsbury will be swapping their Pimms cocktail for something a bit healthier during this weekend’s Wimbledon finals thanks to the team at the town’s leading tennis and health club. The Hub, based at The Shrewsbury Club, work with Purition – a local business – to provide a range of wholefood protein shakes to its members. To celebrate the Wimbledon finals this weekend and in...
15 Apr 2016
The owner of a Shropshire pharmacy chain is backing doctors in their decision to prescribe over the counter drugs but has also urged patients to consult pharmacists more frequently for treatment of minor ailments. Martin Lunt, owner of Lunts Pharmacies which has sites in Shrewsbury, Pontesbury and Craven Arms, said by consulting pharmacists for coughs, colds and other minor health issues and...
02 Feb 2016
A vital emergency service in Wales was given a boost to start 2016 with a £500 donation from Welsh Motoring Writers. Established on St David’s Day 2001, Wales Air Ambulance has launched almost 23,000 emergency flights and one of its three helicopters can reach any part of Wales in 20 minutes – vitally important in capitalising on the crucial window for treatment and recovery. The Welshpool-based...
20 Oct 2015
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15 Oct 2015
A Telford personal trainer has devised an ultimate challenge which could help to dramatically transform the life of a Shropshire resident. Stuart Henderson, owner of Ideal Fitness, has designed a 12 month fitness programme aimed at helping someone with ongoing health problems to improve their lifestyle. The programme, which involves a combination of nutritional advice and exercise plans, could...
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,...
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