New team to save lives
You may know that we have a defibrillator at the school and also that we have people trained in its use both in the school and in the community. The next major development is to form a team who can respond to local emergencies when contacted by West Midlands Ambulance Service.
The Parish Council have paid for training and David Shearan, from the community, has volunteered to lead the formation of the team. More information will follow.
A defibrillator is a life-saving machine that gives the heart an electric shock in some cases of cardiac arrest. This is called defibrillation and can save lives.
New NHS number for out of hours care
NHS 111 set to take over as the only number patients will need From Tuesday 17 July people across Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire who need urgent out-of-hours medical help or advice will need to call 111.
In Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, the NHS 111 service will replace the current out-of-hours telephone access service provided by Shropdoc in line with national policy to provide a consistent, integrated approach to urgent care; but any patients that need to see a clinician out-of-hours will still be seen by a local GP or other appropriate clinician