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06.08.2020

Queen’s Nurse honours for Northern Devon Healthchare NHS Trust staff

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) is thrilled that three community nurses from the Trust have been named Queen’s Nurses. A fourth Queen’s Nurse has also been honoured for her 21 years’ service. The Queen’s…

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06.08.2020

Exeter mum raises thousands for the ward which cares for her son

An Exeter mum has smashed her £2,000 fundraising target to raise money for a ward at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E), which has cared for her son all of his life….

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05.08.2020

Getting the most out of the virtual health and care experience

Using people’s experiences, we have created top tips for both patients, health and care professionals on how to get the most out of digital consultations.     Top tips for patients Ask for a timeslot…

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05.08.2020

Remote hospital appointments are miles better, say Devon patients

Thousands of miles in car journeys have been slashed in Devon, as an added bonus of hospital appointments carried out by telephone or video. Patients who responded to a survey at one local trust alone…

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04.08.2020

Your shielding experience – Tell us your story

  Individuals who have been advised to shield during the COVID-19 pandemic have had to make significant changes to their lifestyles. As shielding is at an end for the moment we are interested in hearing…

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03.08.2020

Coronavirus: New 90-minute tests for Covid-19 and flu ‘hugely beneficial’

New 90-minute tests that can detect coronavirus and flu will be rolled out in hospitals and care homes from next week. The “on-the-spot” swab and DNA tests will help distinguish between Covid-19 and other seasonal…

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31.07.2020

Shielding advice is due to change again from the 1 August

From 1st August, the Government’s advice will be that you no longer need to shield. Instead the advice will be to adopt strict social distancing. This means that you should take particular care to minimise…

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29.07.2020

Public Health England launches major new adult health campaign – Better Health

  COVID-19 has affected the whole country; for almost everyone, life has had to fundamentally change. But it has also prompted many people to reflect and think more seriously about their health. What’s more, people…

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28.07.2020

What you need to know when visiting a care home (new guidance for COVID-19)

Take a look at what the guidance around visiting your loved ones in care homes means in practice.     The arrival of COVID-19 has meant that a number of restrictions have been placed on…

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27.07.2020

Have you left hospital during COVID-19? Tell us your experience

To respond to coronavirus, hospitals across the country had to quickly change. Tell us how this has affected the care you or your loved one has received.   If you’ve been receiving care in hospital…

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