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Getting the help you need this Easter weekend

With Easter fast approaching, Devon’s NHS leaders are calling on people to take preventative measures ahead of the bank holidays and after as lockdown restrictions start to ease and ‘staycations’ start.

The long Easter weekend traditionally puts extra pressure on health services when most GP practices are closed and more people are outdoors enjoying everything Devon has to offer....

Extra access for patients to GP practices and pharmacies over Easter bank holiday weekend

Special arrangements are in place to make sure people in Devon can access GP and pharmacy services over the Easter weekend.

To respond to the current high demand from patients, GP practices across Devon, Torbay and Plymouth will be opening on Good Friday and Easter Monday as if they were normal working weekdays – from 8am to 6pm. Since the start of the outbreak, practices across the...

The pharmacist will see you now...

People in Devon are being urged to think “Pharmacy First” to fix their winter health problems.

Many people are unaware of the wide range of services available from their local pharmacist and they spend time waiting unnecessarily for a GP appointment or even in busy hospital Accident and Emergency departments, which are often under extreme pressure at this time of year.

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Pharmacy staff invite people to have their say

Colleagues from The Co-operative Pharmacy in Ham Green, Plymouth, were calling for local voices to be heard loud and clear as they took to the streets with a giant megaphone on Thursday (20 February) to encourage local people to help shape the future of the business.

The team posed with the super-sized device to mark the launch of The Co-operative’s pioneering “Have Your Say” campaign...