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Devon’s biggest ever community movement challenge set to launch

Authored by Mary

Following a difficult period for many, Active Devon, Travel Devon and Devon County Council are launching a new, digitally enabled community movement challenge. Beginning 6 July and running over the summer, Let’s Move will offer Devon’s communities a chance to move more, celebrate our local communities and to win great prizes.

In overcoming these challenges and moving beyond the...

Online Doctor urges Devon people to gift good health by encouraging loved ones to get a ‘Health M(an) O T’ for Father’s Day

Authored by News Desk

AN ONLINE doctor service is urging Devon people to give a free Father’s Day gift which could save the recipients life – by encouraging them to get a health ‘Man O T’.

UK-wide service Vala Health says its own statistics, reflect the national picture which is true in Devon and show people who identify as men are far less likely to make a health appointment than those who identify as...

Derriford’s Lead Cardiologist urges fast action in cardiac emergencies

Authored by Mary

The Clinical Director of Cardiology at Plymouth’s Derriford Hospital has urged the public to seek urgent medical attention without delay, should they or a loved one experience serious cardiac symptoms.

As highlighted by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine in May, national Emergency Department Syndromic Surveillance data indicates that the number of patients presenting with...

‘We are still here for you if you need help’ – NHS in Devon reassures patients

Authored by Mary

Patients who are worried they are being ‘burden’ on the NHS are being reassured that safe, local health services are there for them.

There has been a significant decline in people seeking urgent and emergency treatment across the country since the beginning of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Doctors in Devon have noted a decrease in attendances across both GP practices...

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...

COVID-19: Devon Air Ambulance outline next steps

Authored by Mary

Devon Air Ambulance has this week outlined further plans as to how the service will continue to support the community, wider NHS and South Western Ambulance Service (SWAST) during these unprecedented times. Nigel Hare, Operations Director of Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) explains “We have of course been monitoring the situation closely and reviewing daily within our Leadership Team. Although we...

Your NHS is here for you: Getting help in an emergency

Authored by Mary

NHS hospital teams across Devon are reassuring local people that emergency services are there for them if they are unwell and need help.

Doctors are concerned that some people who should be getting medical help for non-COVID-19 illnesses are staying away from hospital and not seeking help due to fears they might catch the virus.

Attendances have fallen by more than a third...

Devon needs you: Get a job in health and social care

Authored by Mary

Devon residents including job seekers, students back from university, college leavers and former care and health staff are needed now to support the county’s most vulnerable.

Healthcare Assistants are a frontline role to support Devon's NHS and social care as coronavirus puts even greater pressure on existing services and staff.

Both temporary and permanent workers are...

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