Shropshire Patients' Group Newsletter

May 19th 2020 

Dear All,
Here is your latest copy of the SPG Weekly Newsletter. We would like you to encourage all members of PPGs to join our website  www.shropshirepatientsgroup.org.uk and to receive newsletters direct.

Please be aware, if you are not already a logged in member of the SPG website you may not be able to see some of the contents of this Newsletter, to join for free please go to   www.shropshirepatientsgroup.org.uk

Please remember that this is your Newsletter, if you have any local news you would like to share with other PPGs please send it to the Comms Team by Tuesday morning on the following email- commsteam@shropshirepatientsgroup.org.uk.

The views, facts and opinions contained in articles within this Newsletter are taken in good faith by the editors from contributors and the editorial team/SPG cannot be responsible for their accuracy, any views expressed are not necessarily those of the SPG as a whole or it's editorial team. 

We hope you find the contents interesting, as ever, your feedback is always appreciated.

Regards,

Paul

One of the SPG Comms Team.

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SHROPSHIRE PATIENTS' GROUP MATTERS

There are numerous Covid 19 support groups throughout the county offering help for Shopping collecting Prescriptions etc to find your nearest click Here..

All the best and stay safe

Paul

One of your SPG Comms Team

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SHROPSHIRE ITEMS

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Useful Links for Parents, Carers and Others that Support Children and Young People with SEND. More....

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caption: RJAH Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons [left to right] Mr Chris Marquis, Mr Richard Spencer Jones and Mr Sudheer Karlakki, wearing the scrubs alongside Turtle Covers Machinists [front - back] Angela McKenna, Jeanette Parry and Teresa Evans.

Local car seat cover manufacturer sewing scrubs for RJAH. More...

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The NHS is Here for You this Spring Bank Holiday. More...

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Shape the Use of Health Data With Major National Survey. Here....

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Beautifully painted stones are to be laid in gardens at Shropshire’s two acute hospitals as a lasting memory of those who have died due to COVID-19.

Memory stones to be placed in hospital gardens. More...

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caption: From left,  Final year Keele PhD student Mairead Hyland; Dr John Garcia and  Dr Jade Perry, Keele University Researchers based at RJAH.

RJAH Researchers volunteer at Covid-19 testing ‘mega-lab’. More....

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Important information for Patients Booking Appointments at GP Practices during the Coronavirus Outbreak. More...

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Shropshire Star

Hundreds to benefit from plasma Covid-19 treatment after 1,000 units donated. More...

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Be Kind During Mental Health Awareness Week, 18-24 May. More...

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Pictured In their cartoon-themed face visors, and with their photo name badges on display are, from left, Michelle Williams, Support Worker for Special Schools; Bev Young, Special School Nurse; and Lorraine Sonders, Special School Nurse.

NHS SROPCOM

Nurses working at a special school in Shropshire have created special cartoon-themed PPE to help children feel more at ease during the coronavirus crisis. More Here....

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Mental Health Foundation

Mental Health Awareness Week starting 18th May. More...

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New Home Visiting Service Announced for Patients Across Shropshire. More....

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Shropshire leading the way with pioneering research into COVID-19. Here...

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Shropshire and Mid-Wales Fertility Centre to reopen. More...

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SaTH Engagement newsletter here....

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This week’s Newsletter from the SSCP Business Unit.  This newsletter has a focus on Domestic Abuse & COVDI-19. More....

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Police & Crime Commissioner

PCC Newsletter: Bicycles donated to front line workers, the support available for victims of crime and an update on COVID-19. Here...

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Call to Midlands Residents to 'Act FAST' on Stroke Symptoms. More....

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Open letter to the children of RJAH staff. Here.....

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Gov.UK

Guidance - How to wear and make a cloth face covering. Here....

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Karen Breese, Dementia Nurse Specialist at SaTH, with the knitted octopuses.

Patients living with dementia are benefiting from knitted octopuses originally designed for premature babies. More....

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Hospital staff make 18,000 single use visors for frontline colleagues. More....

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NATIONAL ITEMS

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GOV.UK

Rapid evaluation of digital health products during the COVID-19 pandemic. More....

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TheKingsFund

Deaths from Covid-19 (coronavirus): how are they counted and what do they show? More...

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BBC Health News

Coronavirus symptoms: UK adds loss of smell and taste to list. More....

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BBC Health News

Coronavirus: Trial begins to see if dogs can 'sniff out' virus. More....

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TheKingsFund

Delivering core NHS and care services during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond: Letter to the Commons Health and Social Care Select Committee. Here...

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CQC

COVID-19: CQC update for primary medical and dental services. Here....

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CQC

Give feedback on care during the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency. More...

CQC has made changes to Mental Health Act complaints process. More.....

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GOV.UK

Apply for coronavirus tests for a care home. More....

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PCC

Making an impact – Social Prescribing  Evolves to cope with rising demand. Here....

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CQC

Understanding the impact of coronavirus on autistic people and people with a learning disability. Here....

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BBC Health News

Coronavirus: Genetic study assesses effect on different people. More....

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