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07.04.2020

Patients and GP practices in Devon embrace new technology

Devon’s GP practices are helping the fight against COVID-19 by enabling patients to consult their doctor without leaving the house, either online, by the telephone or through video.   More than 90% of the county’s…

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07.04.2020

Extra access for patients to GP practices and pharmacies over Easter bank holiday weekend

GP practices will be open on Good Friday and Easter Monday like a normal weekday Go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111 if you need help on Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday or outside practice opening times…

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07.04.2020

NHS Complaints Paused

Due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic NHS England and NHS Improvement are supporting a system wide “pause” of the NHS complaints process which would allow all health care providers in all sectors to concentrate their…

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06.04.2020

NHS partners with tech giants to develop Covid-19 data platform

NHS England  are working with tech giants to develop a data platform to better inform the national response to coronavirus.   Microsoft, Amazon Web Services and Google have been be drafted in to help the…

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06.04.2020

NHS calls on people to share information on their coronavirus symptoms

A new Coronavirus Status Checker that will help the NHS coordinate its response and build up additional data on the COVID-19 outbreak has been launched.   People with potential coronavirus symptoms are now being asked…

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06.04.2020

Pharmacies need your patience

We understand that there has been increasing delays at some pharmacies across Torbay and some customers have been getting frustrated with the time it has been taking to receive their medications.   We are told…

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02.04.2020

More than 100 businesses across Devon share spare Personal Protective Equipment

More than 100 organisations across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay have shared personal protective equipment (PPE) to strengthen the supplies available to frontline carers in the county. Last week, NHS and social care leaders in Devon…

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02.04.2020

Devon Farmer Mows Tribute to Coronavirus-Stressed Health Care Workers

A farmer in Devon, England, mowed a tribute to the UK’s National Health Service into a field on March 30 to show his appreciation for the NHS staff dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.   According…

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31.03.2020

What to do if you provide support to a family member

If you provide support to a family member This is a particularly concerning and uncertain time for carers, especially those currently self-isolating or otherwise remaining indoors as required. There is support available to you as…

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31.03.2020

Be aware of Coronavirus scams

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service has issued a warning to local residents and businesses to be aware of fraudsters who are trying to exploit fear and uncertainty surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19). Action Fraud says that coronavirus-related…

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