Coronavirus: ‘More than two million’ waiting for cancer care in UK

  About 2.4 million people in the UK are waiting for cancer screening, treatment or tests, as a result of disruption to the NHS during the past 10 weeks, according to Cancer Research UK. It…

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Coronavirus: Some people shielding allowed outdoors from today

  Vulnerable people in England and Wales advised to stay home since the coronavirus lockdown began will be able to go outdoors again from today.   The change means people will be able to go…

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COVID contact tracing launched

People who’ve been in close contact with someone found to have Covid-19 in are now being traced by thousands of health workers. The contact tracers will ask people they get in touch with to self-isolate…

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Newly qualified South West GPs lead the way by offering Covid-19 research opportunities to their patients thanks to new GP training

Research is being placed at the heart of GP training in the South West giving four recently qualified GPs and one GP who is still in training the opportunity to offer the Covid-19 research to…

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Care home creates ‘drive-through’ visits

  A care home in Devon has copied the concept of drive-through restaurants to reunite loved ones during the coronavirus crisis. During lockdown regular visits haven’t been allowed at Sefton Hall in Dawlish. But through…

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NHS expands offer of help to people with diabetes during coronavirus outbreak

People living with diabetes face a significantly higher risk of dying with COVID-19 with a third of deaths in England associated with the condition, according to new NHS research.   The health service in England…

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

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…

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Bank Holiday pharmacy opening hours

  Please find below Devon’s pharmacy opening hours details for the upcoming 25th May bank holiday. NHS.UK pharmacy pages should reflect the opening times as stated within these sheets and those for the wider South…

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Share your mental health experience

  As it’s Mental Health Awareness Week, we would love to hear how you’re doing and how Coronavirus/COVID-19 has affected you or your loved ones. To help gather the public’s thoughts and feelings during this…

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GP Practice Bank Holiday

Please note that GP practices will be closed the Bank Holiday on Monday 25 May. If you require to urgently speak to a GP the normal out of hours arrangements will be in place. To…

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