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22.09.2020

Flu jab ‘more important than ever’ this winter

People are being advised to get a flu jab to help protect against the “double danger” of flu and coronavirus. Research shows people can catch both diseases at the same time, with serious and sometimes…

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22.09.2020

Construction of new Torbay ward under way

              Work has now commenced on the building of Devon Partnership NHS Trust’s (DPT) brand new mental health ward on the Torbay Hospital site. The £11.8 million scheme, which…

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15.09.2020

Local people quiz NHS during online public meetings on Teignmouth & Dawlish proposal

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…

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14.09.2020

Coronavirus: What are social distancing and self-isolation rules?

England has now reduced the number of people allowed to meet socially to six, amid a rise in coronavirus cases.   What are the new rules on socialising? In England, the limit of six people…

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11.09.2020

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…

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09.09.2020

Coronavirus: Social gatherings above six banned in England from 14 September

Social gatherings of more than six people will be illegal in England from Monday – with some exemptions – amid a steep rise in coronavirus cases. The law change will ban larger groups meeting anywhere…

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08.09.2020

Coronavirus: Hancock concern over ‘sharp rise’ in cases

A “sharp rise” in coronavirus cases in recent days in the UK is “concerning”, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said. He told MPs that the increase had been across the whole country rather than in…

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08.09.2020

PHE launches new mental health campaign to support children, young people and their parents

    Over half of parents say their children’s mental wellbeing has been one of their biggest worries during COVID. Most families have experienced upheaval in their daily lives during the pandemic. With children and…

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07.09.2020

It’s Organ Donation Week!

This Organ Donation Week the NHS want everyone to know that the law around organ donation in England has changed to an opt-out system. This will allow more people to save more lives. You still…

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04.09.2020

Government gives sighted guiding in England the go ahead

For months, The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has been calling for clear confirmation on how blind and partially sighted people can be guided safely during social distancing. This gap in public health…

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