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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...

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Choose the right service for your needs over Summer Bank Holiday

Authored by Mary

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...

It’s easy to see your GP: 6 things you need to know

Authored by Mary

More and more people in Devon are seeing their GPs as services continue to adapt to keep people safe from coronavirus.

Services like routine vaccinations and smear tests are now being offered, in addition to usual weekday GP appointments which can be held by phone, online or face-to-face.

Many people are surprised to know that GP services are fully available. Here’s how it...

‘We’re open and we’re safe' - hospital doctors in Devon urge patients to attend appointments

Authored by Mary

People in Devon are being reassured there are extensive measures in place to keep them safe when attending hospital, as doctors urge patients to make sure they take up appointments.

Many services were suspended to free up beds and staff for COVID-19 patients, but as the number of cases falls across Devon and nationwide, hospitals in the county are increasing the number of urgent and...

ADS Window Films: volunteers and staff producing visors

Plymouth firm makes 3,500 visors for COVID-19 medial staff

Authored by Duncan Little

A Plymouth based company tells how it joined the nationwide effort to help doctors and nurses at the height of the fight against the spread of Covid 19.

ADS Window Films, which has its offices in Stonehouse, is one of a number of window film companies which completely altered its production line to produce plastic visors for usage by medical staff across the region.

Over the...

Use the right NHS service for your needs this bank holiday weekend

Authored by Mary

Doctors in Devon are reassuring local people that the NHS is still there for them if they are unwell and need help, but reminding them that opening hours for some services may be different due to the bank holiday weekend.

GP practices will be closed on Monday 25 May for the bank holiday, but other services are available for people with urgent health needs over the holiday period....

Don’t wait until it’s too late, say Devon cancer doctors

Authored by News Desk

Doctors in Devon are concerned that people with cancer symptoms are not coming forward due to the coronavirus pandemic, following new findings that suggest four in ten people are too concerned about being a burden on the NHS to seek help from their GP.

NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens has warned that delays in getting treatment due to coronavirus fears pose a long term risk to...

Your NHS is here for you: GP practices in Devon provide reassurance they are still open

Authored by Mary

Doctors in Devon are reassuring local people that the NHS is still there for them if they are unwell and need help.

NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens has warned that delays in getting treatment due to coronavirus fears pose a long term risk to people’s health.

The message comes as new findings that four in ten people are too concerned about being a burden on the NHS to...

The pharmacist will see you now...

Authored by Mary

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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Plymouth pharmacists offer fast track to prescription medicine for minor illnesses without a visit to the doctor

Authored by News Desk

People in Plymouth can get prescription medicine for a range of minor illnesses straight from a pharmacy, without the need to visit a doctor. Under the Pharmacy First scheme, trained pharmacists in participating branches can give out medication which normally has to be prescribed by a GP for the following conditions:

• Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) for women aged 18-64 • Impetigo •...

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