health

Exeter-based agency celebrates 21st anniversary with a focus on purpose

Award-winning Exeter agency Absolute PR and Marketing is celebrating 21 years in business with a brand refresh which reflects the agency and team’s passion for building brands with purpose.

Born out of a shared drive for delivering meaningful and purposeful work that has a positive impact, be that for clients or for the wider benefit of society and the climate, Absolute has adopted a...

‘Wear a mask, get vaccinated and keep your distance’ – how to do YOUR bit to help the NHS in Devon this winter

The number of patients in Devon’s hospitals with Covid-19 has almost doubled in the first three weeks of October and is expected to continue rising as cases in the community increase.

This adds to the severe pressures that already exist in the local health and care system, leading health and care partners to remind people in Devon they can play a key role in keeping case numbers down...

New purpose-built GP practice invests in patients’ future

A brand new, purpose-built GP practice opens for the people of Crediton and the surrounding areas this week thanks to collaborative working between local GPs and the wider NHS.

Located on Joseph Locke Way, it enables the clinical teams from Redlands Primary Care to provide patients with the care they need more efficiently and easily from a modern, purpose-built facility.

The...

Devon’s health and care system under extreme pressure

Devon’s health and social care system is under extreme pressure due to high demand for services, sustained demand for Covid beds, pressure on staffing and the need for social care exceeding the available capacity.

Pressures are being seen across the system, in mental health care, primary care (GPs) and adult social care as well as our acute hospital trusts.

Dr Paul Johnson,...

Help us to help you: Devon’s health and care system under extreme pressure

The Devon health and social care system is under extreme pressure due to high demand for services and the number of staff and patients affected by Covid-19.

As a result, people are facing longer waits in emergency departments and planned procedures are being postponed.

The NHS is asking the public to help by using services wisely and doing their bit to reduce the spread of...

Six signs your eyes and ears could be telling you something about your health

People across Devon are being warned about six subtle signs that show their ears and eyes are telling them something serious about their health.

Just as simple headaches and sudden weight fluctuations can reveal deeper health concerns, eyes and ears can also give some clues that a potential health concern is happening in the body.

To help Devon people look out for the tell-...

The Cake Whisperer urges Devon people: ‘pick your picnic personality’ to raise awareness of the need for better bones

Former The Great British Bake Off contestant uses her cake whispering skills to perfect all things picnic and urges people in Devon to join her to raise awareness of the need for better bones this summer.

Val Stones, who was a contestant on the popular show in 2016 and quickly became a fan favourite, is asking the public to hold a ‘Better Bones Picnic’ for health charity,...

Can I have the Covid-19 vaccine if I’m pregnant?

Reassurance for women on pregnancy, fertility and breastfeeding

The NHS in Devon is offering reassurance to women that they can have the Covid-19 vaccine while pregnant or breastfeeding and that it will not impact on their fertility.

Government advice states that:

  • There is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines have any effect on fertility or your chances of becoming
  • ...

Can I have the Covid-19 vaccine if I’m pregnant?

Reassurance for women on pregnancy, fertility and breastfeeding

The NHS in Devon is offering reassurance to women that they can have the Covid-19 vaccine while pregnant or breastfeeding and that it will not impact on their fertility.

Government advice states that:

  • There is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines have any effect on fertility or your chances of becoming
  • ...
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Plymouth entrepreneur fights diversity in fitness at Club Kombat

A Plymouth entrepreneur who set up a completely new fitness experience, underpinned by her commitment to diversity and inclusion, has described how the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a “rollercoaster of emotions” as her business finally emerges from lockdown restrictions.

Nadia Millinship, a single parent of two children, founded Club Kombat in 2018. Originally solely based at Revolution...

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