Shropshire Patients' Group Newsletter

14th May 2019

Dear All,

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One of the SPG Comms Team.




SPG Monthly Meeting

Following our interesting discussion in the March meeting of this group, please find below a presentation document from Cheshire LMC about setting up a Primary Care Network. This maybe a good starting point for any practices/patient groups setting up a

(Please see article below to find out the King's Fund take on PCNs)


Next SPG Meeting

The May 2019 monthly meeting takes place tomorrow (Wednesday the 15th), at William Farr House, Room K2 at 5.00pm. 

Agenda     Minutes of April  meeting are

Future Meetings in 2019:

All take place at WFH room K2 at 5.00pm. on Wednesday evenings:

19th June, 17th July, 21st August, 18th Sept., 16th Oct., 20th Nov., 11th Dec.



REMINDER: Shropshire’s See and Hear Exhibition will again be hosting a fantastic range of events and activities for people with sight and hearing loss at Shrewsbury Sports Village on Wednesday 15 May.....more info here




2. Family Says Thank You With Kind Donation to New Doctors’ about it here





3. NHS Providers Chief Executive Praises Trust’s Progress and Leadership.........more here




 5. SaTH to Celebrate Dying Matters Awareness about it here

(Bereavement book republished with the help of SaTH’s End of Life Care





 Not all Heroes Wear Capes.

Thanking our nurses on International Nurses’ Day.....  more here


 1. RJAH is Final Stop in Poppy Sculpture Tour of Shropshire....more here







 2. RJAH Veteran Patients Among the First NHS Patients to Trial patientcompanion more here





REMINDER: To coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, the Mental Health Social Work Team in collaboration with "Enable" and "Shropshire Recovery Partnership" are delighted to host "Let’s Talk Mental Health 2019." 

Date/Time Wed, May 15, 2019          10:00 am to 2:00pm.             More info.......... here



1.More Than 2,000 in Shropshire Could Have Undiagnosed Dementia....find out about it here

2. £250,000 Cut to Telford Hospice’s Grant was 'Necessary’, Says Health the story here


3. Health Chiefs Approve Plan to Create Single CCG Group in





Primary Care Networks And the Deprivation Challenge: Are we about to widen the gap?






1. Mental Health Spending Varies Widely Across more here



2. Heart deaths up for first time in 50



3. NHS Fines for 1.7 Million People Overturned, Watchdog more here



4. Body Image Concerns 'Making People Suicidal'




The latest  Weekly News Summary  From The Patients Association ( 12th May 2019)


The latest News From NHS Networks ( May 10th 2019)