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03.07.2020

Coronavirus: PM urges people to be sensible as England lockdown eased

Boris Johnson is urging people to act “safely and sensibly” on Saturday when lockdown is eased in England. Many businesses – including restaurants, pubs, hairdressers and cinemas – will be allowed to open their doors…

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02.07.2020

NDHT improves performance in national patient survey

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) is extremely pleased to have received improved results in the latest Care Quality Commission national inpatient survey, released today.   In total, 633 Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust inpatients…

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01.07.2020

Plans to ease guidance for over 2 million shielding

Guidance for ‘shielders’ will change from July.   Those that have been asked to shield should receive a letter from the Government telling you: What is changing When the changes in advice will happen Why they are being made What this…

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01.07.2020

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

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…

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29.06.2020

Complaints process to re-open

  NHS organisations have been informed that the NHS complaints process will re-open from 1st July. This means that the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) will begin accepting new health complaints, as well as progressing…

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29.06.2020

NHS boosts support for pregnant black and ethnic minority women

The NHS is rolling out additional support for pregnant Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority (BAME) women, as new research shows heightened risks facing women from minority groups. Analysis out today shows Black pregnant women are…

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25.06.2020

Transgender resources in Devon – the challenges and the heartache

Healthwatch Champions ensure they are informed of the latest information on health and care services in Devon, Torbay and Plymouth so they can offer up-to the minute advice and information to clients. Shirley Weeks, Healthwatch…

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24.06.2020

COVID-19 has disproportionately affected Black and Asian people according to latest PHE report. Tell us your experience

Share your story to help services learn and improve from the experiences of people from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic backgrounds during COVID-19.     Public Health England published a report which showed the disproportionate effect COVID-19…

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22.06.2020

‘Do it at home’ coronavirus saliva test trialled

A new “no swab” saliva coronavirus test that lets people collect their own sample at home by spitting into a pot is being trialled in the UK. More than 14,000 GP staff and other key…

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17.06.2020

Dartmouth Health and Wellbeing Centre latest

We are delighted to confirm that the full planning application for the £4.7million new development has been submitted to the South Hams District Council Planning Department for consideration.  The development, which will house Trust community…

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