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The more people share their ideas, experiences and concerns about NHS and social care, the more services can understand what works, what doesn't and what people want from care in the future.
If it matters to you, it's likely it matters to someone else too. We want to hear your views. Get in touch and share your story.
Access to NHS dental services
We have been hearing from Shropshire residents about the problems they are having getting to see an NHS dentist. People are reporting that their dentist will no longer see them on the NHS and they will need to go private, mothers are reporting that they can’t get their children seen by an NHS dentist and those who have recently moved cannot find a dentist offering NHS treatment in their new location. The NHS provides a ‘Find a Dentist’ service online but many people have told us that the information is out of date and despite ringing round dentists on the list none are currently taking NHS patients.
Pain Management Services
We want to hear from you if you have experienced ongoing pain and have either used the Pain Management Service in Shropshire or have not been able to access services to help with your pain.
The NHS is rolling out the largest vaccination project in its history. Staff and volunteers are working hard across Shropshire to ensure all groups who are eligible for their vaccinations can have them. Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin has now vaccinated 92% of the eligible adult population.
Healthwatch Shropshire wants to know what has worked well during the vaccination process and what has not worked quite so well.
We'll be sharing responses with local providers so they can better understand people's reasoning around the vaccinations and where improvements could be made in the local systems.