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South West Hospitals receive multi-million-pound finance boost

Over 29 million pounds is being invested into the NHS in the South West to improve services and access to much needed care during the busy winter months. The funding follows an announcement earlier in the year which outlined the governments plans to give more than £145 million to NHS Trusts across the country to […]

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South West Pharmacists save valuable NHS appointments

Over 100,000 patients across the UK have been saved unnecessary A&E trips or GP appointments in less than two months thanks to referrals to community pharmacists by NHS 111, and over eight thousand of these are from the South West. The Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS), launched in late October. Here we opened the door […]

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NHS urges South West to act fast and avoid festive flu

Thousands of people could see their plans for mince pies and merriment turn to misery if flu levels reach expected levels in late December and early January. The call to action from Michael Marsh, NHS Medical Director is that flu can take its toll on anyone, but those aged over 65 or who have long-term […]

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Patient and Public Voice Expert Advisers needed for four Direct Commissioning Committees, NHS England and NHS Improvement South West

NHS England and NHS Improvement South West is looking for eight people to join four committees as patient and public voice expert advisors for the Direct Commissioning directorate. Applicants must want to make a difference and help ensure our commissioning is informed by those who use and care about our services so they are of […]

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NHS urges beach goers to Cover Up, Mate!

This June we saw more Brits soaking up the hottest temperatures on record, and more heatwaves are set for the South West throughout the school holidays. The NHS wants parents to protect the whole family and ‘Cover Up, Mate’! Whilst it is great to see people making the most of the UK sunshine in the […]

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Care networks launched to strengthen local GP care across the South West

The biggest transformation in more than a generation to the way family doctors work will be launched from today (Monday 1 July). General practices across the South West will begin working together formally within local primary care networks (PCNs), typically serving patient populations of 30,000-50,000. This will enable them to support each other while offering […]

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