Covid-19

Health Charity Partnership fundraising appeal in Devon shows a little help can go a long way

Authored by Mary

People in Devon will be able to give a big boost to three life-saving charities that have been heavily impacted by COVID-19.

Tesco stores across Devon are supporting the Tesco Health Charity Partnership’s appeal to raise money for Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK from 1 to 13 September.

The supermarket chain’s customers can make a donation by...

Doctors in Devon issue urgent reminders: face-to-face GP appointments still available, only come to A&E in an emergency

Authored by News Desk

People in Devon are being reassured they will still get a face-to-face appointment at their local practice if their GP thinks they need one, and that they should only go to hospital A&E departments in an emergency.

With the danger of COVID-19 still very much present in Devon, GP practices have measures in place to protect patients and staff by reducing unnecessary contact and...

Woman in a brown jacket and yellow jumper placing a disposable face mask on her face

Devon residents urged to remain vigilant during ‘critical’ weeks ahead

Authored by Jenna Owen

Since the mandatory introduction of face masks in shops across England on Friday 24th July, there has been much discussion over the decision to formally implement this practice now rather than earlier.

Alastair Lockwood (MA, BM BCh, FRCOphth, PhD) is a consultant ophthalmologist specialising in glaucoma, currently residing at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth. In 2004, Mr....

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

Authored by Mary

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...

Car sharers advised to take precautions

Authored by Mary

Devon’s Deputy Director of Public Health has issued guidance to commuters and other car sharers as they head back to work or are out and about.

With people asked not to use public transport if possible, some are opting to share lifts to work with friends and colleagues. Young people might also be sharing lifts to places during the holiday period.

Steve Brown, Devon’s Deputy...

Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital welcomes patients choosing their care as part of new NHS agreement during pandemic

Authored by Mary

Nuffield Health, the UK’s largest healthcare charity, has welcomed the opportunity to support patients at its Plymouth Hospital with elective hospital care as part of the independent sector-wide contract extension with the NHS.

Patricia Warwick Hospital Director at Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital, explains: “The Covid-19 pandemic has been a challenging time for everyone. Our...

Unsung Heroes: New competition launches to honour the nations’ best

Authored by Mary

UNSUNG HEROES of the pandemic – such as NHS workers, delivery drivers and supermarket workers – are at the top of Britain’s new pecking order and the most respected in society, a study shows.

 Research into attitudes during the coronavirus crisis shows a remarkable change in the social pecking order of how people who do different jobs are now regarded.

 Almost all those in...

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Good causes impacted by COVID-19 urged to apply for share of £4m funding pot

Authored by Mary

Organisations can apply to Postcode Neighbourhood Trust for grants between £500 and £20,000 from now until Wednesday 19th August, when applications will close.

The funding boost is available thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery .

Local charities and good causes impacted by COVID-19 are being urged to apply for up to £20,000 in funding.

Groups looking to...

Cofton Holidays

Social distancing duck whistles introduced at Devon holiday park

Authored by Mary

Park staff at Cofton Holidays are now providing colourful, high-pitched duck whistles to help guests staying with them to maintain social distancing while enjoying the countryside trail of South Devon.

Available to guests, the whistles are being introduced by ‘quackers’ staff at the popular holiday park in a bid to help visitors alert others to their presence. Holidaymakers can blow...

Over a third of Plymouth homeowners have invested in renovations to increase its value during lockdown

Authored by Mary

With most of the nation stuck indoors due to lockdown restrictions, homeowners across the UK are investing in lockdown makeovers, new research reveals.

The 2020 Renovation Nation Report , by mortgage comparison site money.co.uk , has found that UK’s homeowners have invested an average of £4,035.70 each on home renovations, since the lockdown began in March. And it seems that Brits...

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