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March GP Newsletter
Issue 24

31st March 2016

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Living healthily in midlife can double your chances of being healthy at 70 and beyond    

7 March 2016 marked the launch ‘One You’, a ground-breaking new campaign from Public Health England, to help adults in the West Midlands region avoid future diseases caused by modern day life. 

Everyday habits and behaviours - such as eating too much unhealthy food, drinking more than is recommended, continuing to smoke and not being active enough – are responsible for around 40% of all deaths in England and cost the NHS more than £11 billion a year. 

‘One You’ aims to encourage adults, particularly those in middle age, to take control of their health to enjoy significant benefits now, and in later life.  Read more here.


CHANNEL - Working in Partnership with over 30 key agencies from across the West Midlands Region

The police service and partners have an integral role to play working with local communities to support people who are vulnerable to being drawn into criminal activity. This could be in relation to drugs, knife crime, guns and gangs or involvement in violent extremism.

The attached factsheet and poster provide information in relation to Channel – A partnership approach to support individuals vulnerable to recruitment by violent extremists.

Channel provides a mechanism for supporting people who may be vulnerable to violent extremism by assessing the nature and extent of the potential risk and, where necessary, providing an appropriate support package tailored to an individual’s needs.

A multi-agency panel, chaired by the Local Authority, decides on the most appropriate action to support individuals, taking their circumstances into account.

Please read through the leaflet to find out how you can contact the local co-ordinator should you have concerns about someone who may be vulnerable.

Future Fit

It’s important that as many people as possible have their say on future health services in Shropshire Telford and Wrekin.  

People can now get involved by liking the new NHS Future Fit Facebook page.  You can be informed on all the latest updates and events, tell us your views and have your say.
Our facebook page can be found at

CQC Inspection Report on The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

 The CQC report following the inspection of The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust last October has now been published.

It shows that the Trust has received a rating of ‘Requires Improvement’. Importantly, they have been rated as ‘Good’ for caring while surgery services have also been rated as ‘Good’.
Click here to view the CQC Report Bulletin 

One World UK

One World UK run a weekly session for people who want to increase their confidence, are looking to make new friends or would like to practice their English speaking skills, understand UK culture or increase their employability skills.

The attached poster contains all the contact details.

Good Mental Health Works

This free summit from Mind, which is being held on Friday 15th April is aimed at employers, community groups and service users who have an interest in supporting mental wellbeing within the Borough.

Poor mental health has a serious impact both in the workplace, community and the individual. This is an opportunity for you to make a difference. Click here for more details. 


Common myths and misconceptions about the revalidation process

The attached document from the Nursing and Midwifery Council  aims to dispel some common myths and misconceptions about the revalidation process.

Local Safeguarding Children Board

Could you please ensure that all Telford and Wrekin Local Safeguarding Children Board’s child case conference reports are sent for the attention of Laura Moore at the following email address.

IT and Registration Authority (Smartcards) Support from 1st April

From 1st April 2016 IT and Registration Authority (Smartcards) support will be provided by Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (MLCSU).  From this date onwards all IT and RA related calls will need to be logged with MLCSU Service Desk, either by phone 01743 817870 or by email  The 5 Shropcom IT staff who currently provide this service will transfer to MLCSU, will continue to be based at William Farr House in Shrewsbury and will continue to support the CCG staff and GP Practices across Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.  To ensure consistency of service we request that issues are not taken directly to the staff providing the service, any walk-ins will be advised to log a call with the Service Desk via phone or email.
MLCSU would like to thank Shropcom and their staff for their hard work and support in ensuring this transition is as smooth as possible.

Telford and Wrekin CCG Migration to NHS Mail

Telford and Wrekin CCG staff are currently in the process of migrating to NHS mail.  The process started on 14th March and is due to be completed by the end of March.

NHS Mail

We are currently in the process of a housekeeping exercise for NHS mail. If you haven’t already done so, can all practice managers please notify the IT Service Desk -  of any member staff who has a NHS Mail account and has left the organisation so that the account can be updated.  



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