Worthen with Shelve Parish Council


25th August 2021

Pontesbury and Worthen Medical Practice “Next time you need to ask for repeat prescriptions!


The Medical Practice has listened to the concerns of its patients and are changing the way repeat prescriptions are reordered, to increase accuracy, reduce the call volumes, so improve the communication and reducing waste.


From 25th August 2021 when you collect your regular monthly prescription you will be asked to book the repeat 7 days in advance – details are in letter issued with prescription.

If you can, the best way to do this is through the NHS App or if not able the use that then use the repeat prescription form, issued with the last prescription, can be delivered into the special repeat prescriptions box at either Worthen or Pontesbury.  If neither of those work for you then please contact the Practice.

When the prescription is ready, you’ll get a text message to tell you to pick it up. If you can’t receive text messages, then contact the Practice see below.



The Practice’s goal is to make the service the best it can possibly be, and this new system is designed to make that happen. The Practice is asking for you to help them with this change, and by doing so giving community the best service they can.



The NHS App (not the track and trace) can be found at www.nhs.uk/nhs-app/ - you then set up the App to be connected to the Medical Practice



More details can be found at www.pontesburyworthenmp.co.uk/repeat-prescriptions/



The contact details for Medical Practice are



Email:  contact.pontesbury@nhs.net



Telephone:  01743 790325



Postal: Pontesbury & Worthen Medical Practice, Hall Bank, Pontesbury, Shrewsbury, SY5 0RF

7th May 2021









At the close of nominations on Thursday 8TH April 2021, Worthen with Shelve Parish Council still has two vacancies.


If you are interested in being a Parish Councillor then please contact the Clerk at the address below by 14th May 2021.



This notice is dated the 7th day of May 2021


           Clerk to the Council



The Cart Barn







21st April 2021

The trust that runs Shropshire’s acute hospitals is asking members of the public to get more involved in the way services are delivered.

From tomorrow (21 April), for four weeks, The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is giving people the opportunity to share their ideas and on how it can involve them more in what happens at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford.

Julia Clarke, Director of Corporate Services and lead for the Public Participation Team at SaTH, said: “We know that local hospitals are really important to our communities and we take this responsibility very seriously. 

“We believe hospital services improve when we listen carefully to what people tell us and we respond to what they say. We want to give our communities a much bigger say in how we work and we think people will have lots of brilliant ideas to help us involve them more.

“We recognise it’s not always easy to get your voice heard and this is why we’re holding an open, honest and anonymous online conversation. This is an opportunity for everyone in our communities to share their ideas with us.

“You will also be able to read and comment on what others have shared, and vote on what you agree or don’t agree with.

“We will use the insight generated from this online conversation to inform our Public Participation Plan, which will be published in July 2021. We know some things need to change, and we need your help to tell us what we should be striving for and what we can do together to involve you more.”

The online conversation opens on Wednesday. Visit www.sathgetinvolved.org to register your interest in joining this conversation.

20th April 2021

Pontesbury Medical Practice and Worthen Medical Practice formally merged to form the new Pontesbury and Worthen Medical Practice on 1st April 2021. There has been a huge amount of ‘behind the scenes’ work by our management teams and GPs to make this merger a success, and that work is ongoing. Our aim being to build on the successes in delivering high quality primary care services achieved by both practices, and ensure that we continue have a resilient and future-proof local service for our patients.


For technical and logistical reasons, a full integration of our IT systems can only occur after a short time has elapsed. So for the early weeks in April, patients will notice little difference other than seeing some new faces at both sites.


Once we have our IT and communications fully integrated at the end of this month, the benefits of the merger will become more obvious to our patients. With an integrated booking system, patients will have a broader choice of clinicians, and the option of appointments with clinicians at either site where necessary.


Our dispensary integration will improve efficiency and responsiveness, with all of the repeat medications being prepared at our large dispensary on the Pontesbury site. Patients who have previously collected their medication from Worthen will continue to do so should they choose to. Urgently required prescriptions issued in surgery at Worthen will continue to be dispensed at the time from Worthen.


Both surgeries have experienced unprecedented levels of demand for appointments over the last 12 months, and this continues to make keeping up with demand extremely challenging. The COVID 19 pandemic has led to a large number of hospital appointments being cancelled and those patients affected are requiring significant additional Primary Care support.  We have been extremely grateful not only for the support and understanding of our patients throughout the COVID 19 pandemic, but also for the widespread enthusiasm and constructive contributions to our merger.