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20 May 2019

Help is at the touch of a button this Bank Holiday Monday – Just call NHS 111
Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is reminding patients that GP practices will be closed over the May Bank Holiday weekend but that help and advice is still available via NHS 111 and local pharmacies.
GP practices across Shropshire will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday (27 May); however there will be some appointments available under the extended access service for pre-bookable routine GP appointments. Patients can book one of these appointments through their local practice but the appointment may be at another nearby surgery.
Pharmacies across Shropshire will also be operating on a rota over the May Bank Holiday Weekend, with full details available on the CCG’s website (www.shropshireccg.nhs.net).
NHS 111 is also available - it is free to call from any landline or mobile and is open 24/7. Trained advisors will direct you to the help and care you need, including what to do if you need to see a doctor when your practice is closed as well as where your nearest pharmacy is located.
Dr Julian Povey, Chair of Shropshire CCG, said: “GP practices will be closed over this Bank Holiday Weekend, but the NHS 111 service is available to everyone 24/7. The service directs patients to help and advice if they are unable to wait until the practices reopen.”
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For more information please contact:
Rachael Jones, Communications and Engagement Specialist
NHS Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group
Telephone: 01743 277515 ext 2035
E-mail: rachael.jones31@nhs.net

If you have an urgent media call outside normal office hours please call 01743 454907 and ask to be put through to the CCG director on call.

20th May 2019

URGENT NEWS

There is still time to collect your potato and enter the potato growing competition – to many people, the highlight of the Show.
You will find all the information you need at the following link:
https://www.diddleburyparish.co.uk/corvedale-and-district-autumn-show

Alternatively, and to collect your seed potato, call John Woodhouse on : 07980 207253

30th April 2019

Patients are reminded by NHS Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) that GP Practices will be closed over the May Bank Holiday Weekend.

GP Practices across the County will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday (6 May). There will be appointments under the extended access service for pre-bookable routine GP appointments. These are booked at a patient’s local practice and the appointment will be offered at a local GP hub so patients may not see their own GP.

Pharmacies across Shropshire are also operating on a rota over the May Bank Holiday Weekend.

Full details of the pharmacy rota are available on the CCG’s web site www.shropshireccg.nhs.uk or by calling NHS 111.

NHS 111 is free to call from any landline or mobile and is open 24/7, including bank holidays. Trained advisors can help advise and direct you to the help and care you need including what to do if you need to see a doctor when your practice is closed as well as where your nearest pharmacy is.

Dr Julian Povey, Chair of Shropshire CCG, said: “GP Practices will be closed over the Bank Holiday Weekend, but there is no need to worry if you need help and advice. Just call 111.

“You will be offered help and advice by NHS 111, which can also direct you to services
if you can’t wait until your practice is open.”

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For more information please contact:
Andrea Harper, Head of Communications and Engagement
NHS Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group
Telephone: 01743 277500 ext 2142
Mobile: 07964 566560
E-mail: andrea.harper2@nhs.net

If you have an urgent media call outside normal office hours please call 01743 454907 and ask to be put through to the CCG director on call.

Note to Editors: Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responsible for the planning and commissioning (buying) of health and care services from a range of providers for the people of Shropshire. It also has a duty to monitor these services to ensure they provide a high level of care and are value for money.
It is a clinically led organisation with 41 GP Practices and it provides healthcare services for patients across the County registered with a local GP. The CCG buys a wide range of services and these include GP and primary care services through to hospital care as well as community services and mental health services. The CCG’s Head Office is based at William Farr House in Shrewsbury.
For further information please call 01743 277500 and ask for the Communications and Engagement Team or email: shrccg.communicationsteam@nhs.net.

27th April 2019

Click on the link below for your copy of the 2019 show schedule and entry form

24th April 2019

A CHANCE TO HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF YOUR PARISH

Right Home, Right Place is a council-led initiative to help identify current and future housing needs across Shropshire.

Our role is to build a clear picture of what’s needed in your parish - whether it’s more affordable housing for young professionals, larger properties for families, smaller properties for homeowners looking to downsize, or whether no new housing is presently needed.

Throughout the year, we meet with parish clerks and councillors and send out questionnaires to each household in your area. The information we receive enables us to share accurate insights with Shropshire Council’s housing team, so they can provide support where it’s needed most.

In May 2019, we’ll be running a questionnaire in your parish, and we’d like to encourage all households to take part. These surveys are invaluable, not just for our local authority but for residents and parish councillors too.

For residents, it’s a chance to tell us whether the housing in your area meets your requirements; for parish councillors, it’s an opportunity to gain a deeper insight into the demographics and needs of your area.

So don’t lose your chance to have a say in the housing needs of your parish - look out for your questionnaire in the post or complete it online at www.righthomerightplace.co.uk

The Right Home, Right Place team