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    Patients in Devon are feeling the benefits of the county’s new integrated urgent care service [IUCS]. The service, which launched on October 1, combines the out-of-hours GP service and NHS 111 helpline. It means patients now only have to deal with one system, making it quicker and easier to get the most appropriate advice and treatment. The new service – operated by Devon Doctors – allows 111 call handlers to make GP appointments directly, which wasn’t the case... read more »
    The NHS 111 and out-of-hours GP services across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay will be integrated from October 1 to provide a more streamlined service, with quicker access to medical help and advice for patients. The new service will be known as the Integrated Urgent Care Service. The new service has been planned following national guidance from NHS England. It will offer shorter waiting times for patients, with the introduction of appointments at NHS out-of-hours treatment centres and more... read more »
    A UNIQUE Exeter GP practice is set for an exciting future after relocating to purpose-built new premises in the city. For the past 17 years, the Clock Tower Surgery, which caters exclusively for the homeless and vulnerably housed, has been located in converted offices, just yards from the Queen Street landmark after which it is named. In that time, the Clock Tower has been widely praised for the service it has provided to users – many of whom have addictions and / or complex... read more »
    Today [11.02.16] sees the publication of a Case for Change document that sets out the key issues and challenges facing the NHS in Northern, Eastern and Western [NEW] Devon. It has been published as the first stage in the Success Regime programme, which began gathering evidence in the autumn.  The Case for Change comes less than a week after the national report by Lord Carter into NHS productivity and performance. Commenting on the document, Ruth Carnall, Chair of the Success... read more »
    DEVON Doctors and other NHS organisations in the county have launched a new mobile app which will give parents up-to-date advice about common childhood illnesses and how to treat them. NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group [NHS NEW Devon CCG], Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust [NDHT], the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust [RD&E] and Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust [PHT] have worked in partnership to launch the app. The HANDi... read more »


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