Mental Health Awareness Week launches today

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 18-24 May 2020. The theme is kindness.     Mental health problems can affect anyone, at any time. The Mental Health Foundation believe that…

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Newton Abbot Hospital pilots new technology

Newton Abbot Hospital pilots new technology to help keep hospital a Covid Free Hub, with the help of researchers from the University of Plymouth. Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust Associate Medical Director, Morven…

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The Exeter Dementia Alliance Reflects on Five Years of Learning and Seven Weeks of Lockdown

Written by Gina Awad BEM, Founder The Alliance was originally set up to reduce the stigma and misconceptions of dementia by raising local awareness, educating and working with partners towards a more dementia friendly city….

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Coronavirus: Mental health nurse describes ‘scary times’ on ward

A nurse working within a high-security mental health unit has described the “really scary times” during the coronavirus pandemic. Click on the image to watch. Credit BBC. Ellie Crowther works at The Cedars in Exeter,…

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From theatres of war to operating theatres – former military nurses share frontline experiences on International Nurses Day

Two former military nurses are shining a light on how their service experience has equipped them for their leadership roles shaping healthcare in Devon, to help mark International Nurses Day (12 May 2020). Vanessa Crossey…

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Government announces first stages of lifting Covid-19 restrictions

The government published a 50-page document today, alongside new guidance for the public, setting out more details of its planned timetable for lifting Covid-19 restrictions. The document – called “Our Plan to Rebuild: The UK…

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First coronavirus antibody test set to be approved by Public Health England

The first successful coronavirus antibody test is set to be approved by Public Health England this week and could be rolled out within a fortnight. It comes as Boris Johnson is reportedly lining up a…

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Share your care experience

We’re here to help make health and social care work better for you NHS and social care staff are doing everything they can to keep us well during this crisis, but there might be things that…

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Message from Healthwatch Devon

During this difficult and unsettling period of the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to outline how Healthwatch Devon will be working over the coming weeks to be as supportive as possible to system partners and…

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NHSX and NHS Digital launch GP Connect service

NHS Digital and NHSX have introduced a service named GP Connect for GPs to securely share patient records with each other during the Covid-19 pandemic. They said it will give them access to primary care…

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