Steve Hugh Award
Shropshire Doctors Co-operative Ltd (Shropdoc) provides urgent medical services for patients when their own surgery is closed and whose needs cannot safely wait until the surgery is next open, i.e. evenings, weekends and bank holidays.
Shropdoc is registered, and therefore licenced to provide services, by the Care Quality Commission (Provider ID:1-199795171).
For more information, visit www.cqc.org.uk
If you need urgent medical attention that will not wait until your own surgery is next open,
call 08444 06 88 88.
For emergency Dental issues for Shropshire/Telford & Wrekin residents please phone 111
and for Powys residents please phone NHS Direct Wales 0845 46 47
If your condition can not wait for 1½ hours this is likely to be an emergency
Please dial 999
Eg: Choking, Chest Pain, Blacking out, Blood loss.
Shropdoc has 279 local GP members who deliver out of hours care to a population of 600,000 patients.
Use Your Local Pharmacist
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.
"Long serving Shropdoc GP from Oswestry, cycles into retirement whilst raising money for the Severn Hospice."
The Urgent Care Centre at Leighton Hospital, Crewe, has been presented with the Dr Steve Hugh Award in recognition of its work delivering extended primary care in partnership with the accident and emergency department.