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A difficult year – with hope for the future

A joint New Year message from Steve Brown, director of public health Devon County Council and Dr Rob Dyer, NHS medical director for Devon.

It is customary at this time of year to reflect, to look at the last 12-months – and then to look ahead.

2020 was certainly like no other for many of us.

What we expected at the beginning of the year - the usual trials and...

NHS approves proposals to modernise health and care services in Teignmouth and Dawlish

Proposals to modernise health and care services in the Teignmouth and Dawlish area have been approved.

At its meeting on 17 December 2020, the Governing Body of NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group approved a series of recommendations, which will see some services moved from Teignmouth Community Hospital to a new Health and Wellbeing Centre in the town centre and some services to...

Housebuilder extends NHS and armed forces thank you across Devon

A leading housebuilder in Devon has this week extended its heartfelt thank you to NHS employees who have worked tirelessly to care for people during the Covid-19 pandemic this year.

Barratt Developments, parent company of Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes , launched a new NHS Deposit Contribution Scheme in May offering up to 5% to help NHS staff buy a new home. A similar offer is...

NHS organisations in Devon are working together to manage COVID-19 and keep essential services running

NHS organisations across Devon are sharing their resources and expertise to manage the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, prepare for winter and keep essential services running.

As COVID-19 infections rise, health and social care partners are preparing for an increase in patients with the virus at hospitals in coming months.

The most recently published data show 517...

Health Secretary urges everyone in South West to download new NHS Covid-19 app

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has called on people across the South West to download the new NHS Covid-19 app, which has now launched across England and Wales following rigorous testing and successful trials.

The NHS Covid-19 app will alert users if they have been close to someone who later tests positive for coronavirus, as well as providing risk alerts based on a user’s postcode,...

From parking to COVID-19 – local people quiz NHS during online public meetings on Teignmouth and Dawlish proposal

Local people asked questions on topics ranging from parking and population growth to COVID-19 readiness and GP branch surgeries during the first online public meeting held as part of an NHS consultation on services in Teignmouth and Dawlish.

Friday (11 September) saw the first of six public meetings where anyone can ask questions and share their views on an NHS proposal for the...

Online meetings begin in NHS consultation on future services in Teignmouth and Dawlish

Online meetings begin as part of NHS consultation on future services in Teignmouth and Dawlish Consultation dates: 1 September to 26 October 2020

Local people are invited to join a series of online meetings as part of an NHS public consultation on the future shape of health and care services in the Teignmouth and Dawlish area.

More than 16,000 copies of the full consultation...

South West patients to benefit from “Life-changing” Cystic Fibrosis Drug

Patients in the South West have welcomed news that hundreds of people with cystic fibrosis across the region might benefit from a ‘transformative’ treatment.

NHS patients will be among the first in Europe to be prescribed Kaftrio, which significantly improves lung function, helping people with cystic fibrosis to breathe more easily and enhancing their overall quality of life....

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Choose the right service for your needs over Summer Bank Holiday

Doctors in Devon are providing essential advice to people across the county on how to choose the right service for them if they feel unwell this August Bank Holiday weekend.

GP practices will be not be offering same-day appointments on Monday 31 August for the bank holiday, but other services are available for local people and visitors with urgent health needs over the holiday period...

South West helps NHS COVID-19 vaccine register achieve 100,000 sign-ups in first month

People from across the south west have helped a new vaccine trial registry for Covid-19 research reach a milestone. Over 100,000 people have now signed up to the NHS COVID-19 vaccine registry, helping to speed up efforts to discover safe and effective vaccines. This includes thousands of people from across the south west, meaning they will be amongst the first in the world to be contacted...

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