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Health Secretary urges everyone in South West to download new NHS Covid-19 app

Authored by Mary

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has called on people across the South West to download the new NHS Covid-19 app, which has now launched across England and Wales following rigorous testing and successful trials.

The NHS Covid-19 app will alert users if they have been close to someone who later tests positive for coronavirus, as well as providing risk alerts based on a user’s postcode,...

From parking to COVID-19 – local people quiz NHS during online public meetings on Teignmouth and Dawlish proposal

Authored by Mary

Local people asked questions on topics ranging from parking and population growth to COVID-19 readiness and GP branch surgeries during the first online public meeting held as part of an NHS consultation on services in Teignmouth and Dawlish.

Friday (11 September) saw the first of six public meetings where anyone can ask questions and share their views on an NHS proposal for the...

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...

South West patients to benefit from “Life-changing” Cystic Fibrosis Drug

Authored by News Desk

Patients in the South West have welcomed news that hundreds of people with cystic fibrosis across the region might benefit from a ‘transformative’ treatment.

NHS patients will be among the first in Europe to be prescribed Kaftrio, which significantly improves lung function, helping people with cystic fibrosis to breathe more easily and enhancing their overall quality of life....

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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...

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...

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...

Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital to become an NHS orthopaedic surgical unit

Authored by Mary

Over 12,000 NHS patients have been seen at Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic - now the independent hospital is set to become an NHS orthopaedic surgical unit as it continues to support its local NHS Trust.

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital has taken pressure off the NHS by providing additional capacity to treat...

The NHS in Devon is here for you – reassurance as county prepares to welcome summer visitors

Authored by Mary

The NHS in Devon has measures in place to keep local people and visitors safe as the county welcomes thousands of holidaymakers for the summer season.

With restrictions on holiday stays and day-tripping eased, Devonians are welcoming visitors attracted by the county’s glorious coastline and stunning countryside.

Doctors are encouraging everyone in the county to stay alert...

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...

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