This winter a number of local pharmacies are being funded to provide advice and support to people on the management of common ailments, including where necessary, the supply of over the counter medicines (OTC) free of charge, for those people who may have otherwise gone to their GP or other healthcare provider.
Dr Graeme Spencer has been presented with the Dr Steve Hugh Award in recognition of his work with ‘BASICS’ and the Cheshire & Shropshire Immediate Care Group, voluntarily providing expert care to acutely unwell and injured patients, and contributing to the ongoing education and fundraising support of the immediate care community.
Long serving Shropdoc GP from Oswestry cycles into retirement whilst raising money for the Severn Hospice.
Shropdoc Staff raised over £1,100 for Macmillan Cancer Support during a bed push from the Shropdoc base at RSH to Shropdoc’s main offices in Harlescott.
The service provided by Shropdoc, which celebrates its 18th anniversary this year, has received an excellent report from the Care Quality Commission.
"I would like to thank the Call handler who took our call last night - she was very helpful in finding pharmacy information at an awkward time and for people that don't know the area well."
"As an asthmatic with a child under one, I have used the service on a number of occasions and have always found the call handlers and medical staff to be friendly, reassuring and very thorough. A real lifeline. Friends and family living in other counties are very jealous that we have access to such an excellent service."
"I phoned Shropdoc Tuesday morning at 3am and the Doctor on call arranged an appointment for me at the local hospital - thank you Shropdoc for your help."
"I just wanted to message as yet again tonight my daughter has received a great and prompt service by shropdoc. Such friendly staff and nothing is ever too much trouble - my children have had to attend a couple of times over the last few weeks and we’re very grateful! Too many people are soon to make a complaint but don't take the time to compliment where it's due - wonderful service!"
"I am a Hospice @ Home nurse, and would like to pass thanks to the visiting Dr for his time, patience and for being so thorough. The medication administered helped and the patient is now settled and comfortable."