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Minor Injuries Units – where they are and when to use them

With around 5 million people visiting Devon each summer, the NHS has worked to ensure there are additional services in some tourist hotspots to reduce pressure on our busy emergency departments.

Minor Injuries Units (MIU) and Urgent Treatment Centres (UTC) are located right across the county and are there for people needing urgent medical attention, but not in a life-threatening...

New anonymous digital mental health support service launched across Devon

A new free and confidential digital mental health and wellbeing service for adults is now available across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay.

Qwell (www.qwell.io), delivered by mental health provider Kooth , will ensure that every adult living in the Devon has access to a choice of support to managing their own emotional health and wellbeing.

NHS Devon, working in partnership with...

National award for NHS Devon team

NHS Devon’s trailblazing work to tackle health inequalities experienced by ethnically diverse communities in Devon has received national recognition, beating stiff competition from across the country to win the Health Equalities category in the national NHS parliamentary awards.

NHS Devon’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team were nominated by the MP for Plymouth Sutton and...

NHS welcomes people arriving from Ukraine ​​​​​​​and marks Refugee Week

Staff at a GP practice in Torquay are among hundreds of people in Devon, Plymouth and Torbay who have been moved by the war in Ukraine to offer accommodation to people who are escaping the conflict.

The team at Brunel Medical Practice have made a flat, which is owned by partners, available to a mother and daughter Liudmyla and Nataliia, who have moved to Devon from Kiev with their...

Getting the help you need this Easter weekend

With Easter fast approaching, Devon’s NHS leaders are calling on people to be prepared ahead of the bank holidays and the two-week school holiday period.

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.

Most GP practices will be closed for Easter...

Get your child vaccinated this Easter

All children aged five and over are eligible to have the COVID-19 vaccination from 5 April.

Bookings can be made online or by calling 119 from 2 April. The vaccination is not being given to this age group in school. Walk-in and pop-up clinics are advertised on NHS England’s site finder here , but please check that the clinic is offering vaccinations to this age group.

Having...

“Had I not had the vaccine, my risk of being admitted into hospital was extremely high” – Devon mum-to-be

Devon mum-to-be Tina Whitehouse has opened up about her experience of having the Covid jab and catching the virus in a short film .

Tina said: “For anyone in doubt about having the vaccine either before or during pregnancy. I would say I have managed to do both and my baby has grown happy and healthy.

“I would personally say, to protect yourself, to protect your baby, to...

Cases of flu, norovirus and Covid on the increase in Devon

Health officials are warning that cases of COVID-19 – and other diseases that normally circulate in winter – are rising.

Increased social contact is thought to be one of the factors behind an increase in illnesses, which include flu and norovirus, sometimes known as the “winter vomiting bug”.

Although most of England’s Covid-19 restrictions have ended, the health and care...

Everything you need to know about the spring booster in Devon

Everything you need to know about the spring booster in Devon

Spring booster jabs are being offered to people at greatest risk of COVID-19 infection from Monday 21 March in the latest phase of the vaccine programme.

An additional Covid-19 vaccine dose is being offered as a precaution to people in Devon who are at extreme high risk from COVID-19 infection, many of whom had...

People urged to stay away if they have Covid as Devon’s hospitals remain under severe pressure

“Please don’t visit friends and family in our hospitals if you have Covid or other illnesses” – that’s the message from Devon’s NHS, as the number of people in hospital with Covid-19 remains high.

Many of the restrictions brought in to reduce the spread of Covid-19 in the community have come to an end, but people are still required to wear a mask in health settings and are being...

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