2017 news archive

28 December 2017: Use your local minor injuries unit to avoid A&E this winter 27 December 2017: Take steps to have a happy and healthy New Year weekend 15 December 2017: New NHS app for Devon and Cornwall helps people access health services quicker 5 December 2017: Exeter and Cranbrook jumping for joy after being selected for new activity pilot 1 December 2017: Remember to order prescription medication before the Christmas holidays 29 November 2017: Wellbeing Exeter wins top national award 27 November 2017: When it’s urgent, call NHS 111 this winter 24 November 2017: GP practice receives three national nominations 21 November 2017: Pharmacies can ease people’s pains this winter 13 November 2017: Budleigh health and wellbeing hub welcomes visitors 13 November 2017: Self-care advice for winter 6 November 2017: Helping patients find the right service this winter 2 November 2017: Norovirus: all you need to know to prepare in South West 31 October 2017: Flu can endanger the lives of the over-65s and those with long-term conditions 24 October 2017: Pregnant women encouraged to have flu vaccination Read the October edition of Healthy People, the CCG's public newsletter here 18 October 2017: “Outstanding” recognition for Plymouth Learning Disability supported living service 13 October 2017: Your views are wanted on children's services 16 October 2017: Parents urged to get their children vaccinated against flu 16 October 2017: Quality inspectors rate Devon care homes and GP practices higher than the national average 6 October 2017: Okehampton health and care information day 5 October 2017: Ground-breaking hospital collaboration will benefit NHS patients across Devon 2 October 2017: County’s GP practices are all outstanding or good 29 September 2017: Help us to keep women with learning disabilities healthy 20 September 2017: Cranbrook ‘healthy town’ initiatives get underway 20 September 2017: Health organisations across Devon are urging people to help reduce their risks of living with Alzheimer’s disease 11 September 2017: NHS commits to better care for expectant and new mums with mental ill health 12 September 2017: Initiative to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Exeter recognised nationally Read the September edition of Healthy People, the CCG's monthly public newsletter 11 August 2017: First Devon General Practice Nurse Workforce Strategy Launched to Tackle Staff Shortages 22 August 2017: Make the right choice to stay well this Bank Holiday 16 August 2017: Local NHS shares implementation plans to provide more care at home 31 July 2017: Read the July edition of Healthy People, the CCG's monthly public newsletter 31 July 2017: High ratings for cancer care in Devon 4 August 2017: End of life care in Devon 28 July 2017: Survey about the future of children’s services 27 July 2017: Devon’s Nursing Associate trainees start work towards pioneering new healthcare role 26 July 2017: Local NHS plans to provide more care at home moves closer to implementation 21 July 2017: Progress in Devon's NHS recognised in two assessments 19 July 2017: Councils come together to champion care and support workers 28 June 2017: Read the June edition of Healthy People, the CCG's monthly public newsletter 11 July 2017: £3.3 million to improve Devon’s emergency departments 3 July 2017: £1.16 million award to boost care for Devon diabetes patients 26 June 2017: Councillors welcome collaborative work to oversee Better Care Fund 22 June 2017: Devon NHS and council staff recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours 20 June 2017: Acute services review recommends closer working between hospitals to improve services 31 May 2017: Paediatric mobile app wins prestigious award 19 June 2017: RD&E one of top performers for patient experience 15 June 2017: £30million to help older people regain their independence 9 June 2017: Helping people live well with dementia 24 May 2017: Choose the right service this bank holiday 11 May 2017: NEW Devon CCG response to coverage of its financial position 24 April 2017: Read the April edition of Healthy People, the CCG's monthly public newsletter 29 March 2017: Read the March edition of Healthy People, the CCG's monthly public newsletter 26 April 2017: National recognition for Health and Wellbeing team 24 April 2017: CCG launches new website 10 April 2017: Award for Highly Supportive Learning Environment 6 April 2017: Make the right choice to stay well this Easter 29 March 2017: Devon GP practices among best in England 17 March 2017: Child sexual exploitation awareness 15 March 2017: CCG welcomes inspectors’ ‘good’ rating for county mental health services 8 March 2017: People with newly diagnosed diabetes to benefit from innovative free education service 2 March 2017: Public consultation influences doctors’ decision on Your Future Care 13 February 2017: Acute Services Review (ASR) next steps and events 3 February 2017: Have your say on end-of-life care Read the February edition of Healthy People, the CCGs monthly public newletter 27 January 2017: When to use NHS 111 27 January 2017: Read the January edition of Healthy People, the CCG's monthly public newsletter 7 January 2017: Your Future Care consultation now closed 6 January 2017: Use NHS 111 to get the right healthcare this winter 5 January 2017: Use your pharmacist to help you fight flu 5 January 2017: Your Future Care consultation drawing to a close

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