Guidance issued for Remembrance Sunday activities

The government has published guidance to members of the public and advice to event organisers for marking this year’s Remembrance Sunday. The guidance follows the announcement at the weekend that a national lockdown will begin on Thursday…

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New National Restrictions from 5 November

The government has announced new national restrictions from Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December. Until 5 November, follow the local restrictions for your area. In Devon the medium alert level rules apply.     After 4 weeks the…

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NHS England and Public Health England, ask “Help us, Help you”

It will come as no surprise that COVID-19 has changed the way that people are accessing NHS services. A recent survey of 2,178 people found that almost half (48%) of the public would delay or…

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Care Quality Commission tells Devon Partnership NHS Trust that it must urgently improve the quality of some services

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has told Devon Partnership NHS Trust that it must make urgent improvements to the quality of its medium forensic inpatient or secure wards. Inspectors visited the Ashcombe ward and Holcombe…

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New Healthwatch hospital discharge report calls for action

Improve hospital discharge now before winter to manage second peak of Covid-19, warn Red Cross and Healthwatch England. New report shows patients grateful to hard working doctors, nurses and care staff for continuing to deliver…

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New Safeguarding Chair Sought In Devon

Devon Safeguarding Adults Partnership are currently recruiting for an Independent Chair of the new joint Torbay and Devon Safeguarding Adults Partnership. The Chair of the newly formed Torbay and Devon Safeguarding Adults Partnership should have…

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NHS encourages children and young people to seek help as new data shows rise in mental health problems

England’s top children and young people’s mental health doctor is encouraging youngsters to seek help if they need it, as NHS Digital’s new survey shows there has been a rise in mental health problems in children and…

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NHS in Devon working together to keep essential services running

NHS organisations across Devon are sharing their resources and expertise to manage the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, prepare for winter and keep essential services running. As COVID-19 infections rise, health and social care partners…

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COVID-19 at NDDH – update from Andrew Davis, deputy medical director

You may have seen posts on social media about COVID-19 cases at North Devon District Hospital. I am writing to update you on our position. Thanks to everyone’s efforts, Northern Devon has been fortunate to…

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Updated guidance for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19

Advice on action to take under each tier The Government has published updated guidance for everyone who has been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19. If you are in this group, you will previously…

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