News

18th Jul 2023

Dementia Specialist Admiral Nurse Service

Please see the attached information for our North Shropshire Dementia specialist Admiral Nurse 

Dementia Specialist Admiral Nurse Service

26th Feb 2021

First Contact Physiotherapist

We will have a limited number of appointments available on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at Churchmere Medical Group for our First Contact Physiotherapist.

The role of the First Contact Physiotherapist (FCPs) in Primary Care is to assess patients with soft tissue, muscle and joint pain and to decide on the most appropriate management pathway. FCPs are physiotherapists with expertise in the assessment and management of Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions.

Conditions included:

  • All soft tissue injuries, sprains, strains or sports injuries
  • Arthritis – any joint
  • Possible problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons or bone, eg: tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, ankle sprains
  • Spinal pain including lower back pain, mid-back pain and neck pain
  • Spinal-related pain in arms or legs, including nerve symptoms, eg pins and needles or numbness
  • Post-orthopaedic surgery 

The physio will:

  • Assess you and diagnose what’s happening
  • Give expert advice on how best to manage your condition
  • Refer you on to specialist services if necessary
20th Jan 2021

Changes for Dispensing Patients

19th January 2021

Changes for Dispensing Patients

We need to inform you of some changes within our dispensary, these changes are to en-sure we are able to operate safely whilst meeting patient’s expectations. Things are par-ticularly challenging for everyone throughout the COVID pandemic and we thank you for all your support.

  • From 1st February 2021 our prescription turnaround time is increasing to 96 hours (4 days). This means you will need to order your medication 4 days before you are due to run out.
  • From 1st February 2021 we will text you to inform you of when your medication will be ready. If you would like this service and we do not currently have your mobile number please call the practice and was can add it to your record.
  • From 1st March 2021 we will no longer be ordering repeat medication on behalf of our patients. Therefore you will need to order your own medication using one of the below methods. This is an NHS recommendation to help reduce wastage and ensure patients are getting the medication they require each month.

     How to order:

  • Email: shropshire.pod@nhs.net
  • Telephone: Prescription Ordering Direct - 033 33 583 509
  • Using Patient Online Access (please speak to one of our Patient Services Advisors to request an application form)

If you have any questions please do contact the practice.

Once again, thank you for all your support.

Yours Sincerely

Churchmere Medical Group

 

Supporting your Recovery after COVID-19
12th Nov 2020

Supporting your recovery after COVID-19

Have you had COVID-19?  If so the link below is a new online support to help you understand what has happened and what you might expect as part of your recovery.

www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk

 

6th Nov 2020

What is an eConsult?

The following blog links are available to help you understand more about what eConsult is and how it works:

What is an eConsult or an online consultation?

What is triage and why is it important?

Advice for parents during coronavirus
23rd Apr 2020

Advice for parents during coronavirus

23.04.2020 Please see the following from The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health