Who we are
Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust’s aim is to be the best local provider of high quality, innovative health services near people's homes, working closely with partners so people receive well co-ordinated, effective care.
Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust provides a range of community-based health services for adults and children in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, and some services to people in surrounding areas. Our services range from district nursing and health visiting, to physiotherapy and specialist community clinics. You can view all our services by visiting our A-Z of services.
How we fit into the NHS Structure
About Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
From 1 July 2011, the community health provider arms of Shropshire County Primary Care Trust and Telford and Wrekin Primary Care Trust became a single Community NHS Trust.
How healthcare in Shropshire is managed
Healthcare in Shropshire is largely managed by four types of organisation:
Clinical Commissioning Groups
- These are largely made up of local GPs; they decide what health services the local population needs.
Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
- Community health services across the county are managed by our own Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust which provides services at the county’s community hospitals in Bridgnorth, Whitchurch, Ludlow and Bishops Castle, together with District Nursing, Health Visiting and a wide range of other services provided outside the main hospitals, in people’s homes and close to them.
The local major hospitals
- The three major hospitals in Shropshire provide acute in-patient, out-patient and emergency services, and are managed by The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) and the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
- Mental health services are provided by the South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
While NHS community services may not always be as visible to the public as the main hospitals, they play a vital role in supporting very many people who live with ongoing health problems, enabling them in many cases to continue to live at home. This is especially important in a large area such as ours, with increasing numbers of elderly people and others, including children and young people, with long term health conditions.
Dedicated Community Trust
As a Community Trust, we have a unique role as an essential ‘connector’ in the local health system, working directly alongside the many organisations that also provide care and support to people.
We are proud to be a Trust dedicated to providing services in local communities, working closely with GPs and the main hospitals, and with health staff experienced in community-working.
This information is available in several formats with different audiences in mind; please select one which is most relevant for your needs:
Senior staff and management board members
Location and contact details for all public-facing departments
Contact details for all public-facing departments may be found on our Contact us page. Alternatively, each service will have appropriate contacts; a list of these services is provided on our A-Z of Services page.