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

Authored by News Desk

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...

Devon Scrubs – Volunteer army pitching in across Devon to support PPE stocks for health and care staff

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A VOLUNTEER army of more than 150 volunteers are working from home across Devon to provide vital PPE back up for local NHS and healthcare front liners after a community fundraising appeal netted more than £2,000 in just one week.

Across Devon, the talented crew of craftspeople are stitching and cutting around the clock to provide essential scrubs, laundry bags, and headbands, as well...

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...

Hundreds rally to help care for Devon’s vulnerable residents

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Hundreds of people from across Devon have answered the call to help care for the county’s most vulnerable residents.

It followed an appeal last week by Devon County Council, as it launched an urgent campaign to recruit Healthcare Assistants – a vital role to support social care providers and the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic.

Around 600 people have so far registered...

Rural health and construction ‘micro’ businesses can help shape business support

Authored by Mike Page

Devon’s smallest health and social care, and construction businesses are invited to take part in a research trial that will ensure that they can access improved support in the future. ‘Micro businesses’ are sole traders and businesses with fewer than 10 employees, and they make up more than 90 per cent of Devon’s rural economy. So far more than 450 ‘micros’ have signed up to the Engaging...

SW healthcare teams honoured at The BMJ Awards 2016

Authored by Mary

Three healthcare teams from the South West scooped prizes at The BMJ Awards 2016 in London on Wednesday night (4 May).

The BMJ Awards are the UK’s premier medical awards programme, recognising and celebrating the inspirational work done by doctors and their teams.

This year’s awards attracted more than 300 entries across 15 categories, including anaesthesia, cancer care,...

International visitors at Derriford

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Four Japanese healthcare representatives have been given a tour of Derriford Hospital following an invitation from one of the staff.

The visit was prompted after an event last year organised by the Japanese STD Society with support from Tokyo University. At the conference, in Japan, Nursing Unit Manager of Sexual Health in Plymouth (SHiP) at Derriford Hospital, Colin Roberts, presented...

GP group set to change the future of healthcare

Authored by Mary

A progressive GP group headquartered in Plymouth has expanded its presence across the region with a view to reinventing the traditional general practice structure, using funding from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.

Crownhill Surgery in Plymouth is the latest surgery to be incorporated into the Pathfields Practice group, purchased with the support of a six-figure loan from the bank. The...

Youngsters inspired to consider healthcare apprenticeships

Authored by Sarah Parker

As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2015, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust hosted an information open day, which welcomed sixth formers from schools across Plymouth, including St Boniface's Catholic College, Eggbuckland Community College, Lipson Community College and Ridgeway, into the hospital.

There were department stands and there were current and past apprentices at the event,...

Primary care funding boost

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A further £890,000 is being put into a series of testbed projects across Devon and Cornwall to improve access to primary care.

The money will enable schemes involving GPs and pharmacists to be extended into the summer, so their full effectiveness can be analysed and decisions taken on whether they are worth investing in for the long term.

Some 40 different schemes are being...


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