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24.07.2020

Most comprehensive flu programme in UK history will be rolled out this winter

Providers will work to vaccinate more than 30 million people during this flu season – millions more than received it last year.   Expanded flu vaccination programme to protect vulnerable people and support the NHS…

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23.07.2020

NHS prepares to welcome Devon’s summer visitors

The NHS in Devon has measures in place to keep local people and visitors safe as the county welcomes thousands of holidaymakers for the summer season. With restrictions on holiday stays and day-tripping eased, Devonians…

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22.07.2020

Families and friends to be reunited with loved ones in care homes as visits restart

Care home residents are set to be reunited with friends and family as visits begin again following the publication of new guidance on 22 July.   Care home residents will start to be reunited with…

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22.07.2020

Care home manager shares: “Don’t be afraid to tell us where we’re going wrong!”

The manager of a care home in Devon tells us that feedback from her residents’ loved ones has helped to provide the best possible level of care.     Sam Ebden, the manager of a…

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20.07.2020

It’s easy to see your GP: Six things you need to know

More and more people in Devon are seeing their GPs as services continue to adapt to keep people safe from coronavirus. Services like routine vaccinations and smear tests are now being offered, in addition to…

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15.07.2020

Devon COVID Report highlights mental health and wellbeing concerns

Our report released this week has revealed the impact the COVID-19 outbreak has had on the mental health and wellbeing of our Devon residents. During the COVID-19 outbreak Healthwatch in Devon, Plymouth and Torbay –…

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14.07.2020

Coronavirus: Face masks and coverings to be compulsory in England’s shops

Wearing a face covering in shops and supermarkets in England is to become mandatory from 24 July. Those who fail to comply with the new rules will face a fine of up to £100, the…

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13.07.2020

Help health and social care services recover from COVID-19

Two-thirds of people in England say they are more likely to act to improve health and social care services since the outbreak of COVID-19. Help services improve and join our campaign #BecauseWeAllCare to encourage people…

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10.07.2020

Devon ‘prepared’ if there’s a local outbreak

Devon is ‘in a good position’ if a local outbreak occurs, following sustained low numbers of positive COVID-19 cases and steady flow of quality data, says Devon’s Director of Public Health Dr Viriginia Pearson. The…

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08.07.2020

Your stories will help make change happen – Because we all care

  Help patients, key workers and your community by telling us about a recent experience of health and social care services in Devon COVID-19 has resulted in a number of changes to our NHS and…

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