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23.11.2020

Support for Devon carers recognised in national awards

Devon Carers scheme shortlisted in HSJ (Health Service Journal) awards A pioneering new project that supports unpaid carers has been heralded nationally and is shortlisted for a prestigious care award. It involves dedicated staff from…

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23.11.2020

Cancer Research UK, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and The Eve Appeal’s joint statement in support of WHO’s Global Strategy to Accelerate the Elimination of Cervical Cancer 

          Globally, nearly 600,000 people are diagnosed each year with cervical cancer and approximately 300,000 people around the world die each year from this diseasei, the majority of whom live in…

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18.11.2020

Local NHS Digital project in line for award treble

A Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) project is in the running for three of England’s most prestigious healthcare awards. The Devon Digital Accelerator (DDA), which works with GP practices to increase the uptake of online…

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16.11.2020

Help reduce demand on NHS services by getting your free flu jab

  Every year flu has a major impact on the NHS and social care services during winter months; killing thousands of people and hospitalising even more. The flu vaccination is one of the most effective…

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16.11.2020

Five Ways To Wellbeing While In Isolation

  As we re-adjust to staying home, heading outside only to exercise and catching up with friends through Zoom quizzes, we know that lockdown is once again impacting our mental and physical wellbeing. Back in…

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12.11.2020

Thousands of children in care being ‘failed by the state’

Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England, has published a set of reports showing how the children’s residential social care system is broken and is failing many of the most vulnerable children, in particular those who are…

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11.11.2020

Devon Councils are ready again to support the most clinically vulnerable throughout the national lockdown

Councils across Devon are working together to support people identified as being ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ through this second lockdown. During the first lockdown beginning last March, around 34,000 Devon residents were considered to be ‘clinically…

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11.11.2020

Improve your wellbeing with Learn Devon’s Mindfulness Challenge

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on people’s mental health in Devon may currently be difficult to determine, but to help you look after your own wellbeing during the national lockdown, you’re invited to sign up…

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09.11.2020

Clinically extremely vulnerable receive updated guidance in line with new national restrictions

  All the information below is from gov.uk. Click here to go the original press release on their website.   Further precautions advised on top of the tougher national measures being introduced, as cases continue…

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09.11.2020

New guidance to support safe care home visits during lockdown

  All the information below is from gov.uk. Click here to go the original press release on their website.   Care homes will be encouraged and supported to provide safe visiting opportunities as new national…

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