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    As of October 1, patients across Devon will be able to make routine appointments to see a GP at evenings and weekends. The aim of the Improving Access to General Practice scheme is to make it easier for people to get an appointment at a time that suits them. While many practices will be providing the extra appointments themselves, NEW Devon and South Devon & Torbay CCGs have commissioned Devon Doctors to assist where practices have opted out. This scheme is an extension of the usual... read more »
    Patients who become ill overnight or need urgent medical advice, support or treatment can expect to receive more responsive and joined-up urgent care services from early next year. Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group [CCG], the NHS organisation responsible for the planning and funding of local health services, has awarded a five-year contract to Devon Doctors Ltd to deliver a new Integrated Urgent Care Service for the county from February 2019. At the end of April this year the CCG went... read more »
    OUT-of-hours medical services in Devon have been rated ‘good’ across all areas by regulator the Care Quality Commission [CQC]. Devon Doctors Ltd, which is responsible for the provision of the county’s out-of-hours GP service and NHS 111 helpline, was graded ‘good’ in all five assessment areas, which examine if the service is safe, effective, caring and well led, and if it responds to people’s needs. The CQC, which regulates health and social care in... read more »
    Doctors in Devon have issued useful advice on staying well over the bank holiday weekend as well as guidance on choosing the right service if you need professional healthcare. GP surgeries will be closed on bank holiday Monday [May 29] but there is a wide range of services available which provide fast and effective health advice and treatment, from minor injuries to serious conditions. Dr Simon Kerr, a GP in Ottery St Mary and chair of the eastern locality of NHS Northern, Eastern... read more »
    A Devon GP is set to spend half an hour up close and personal with six Tiger sharks – including a 12ft female who weighs in at more than 300kg and goes by the name of Storm – in order to boost the coffers of a national cancer charity. Dr Mark Eggleton, a GP at Lifton Surgery, on the border of Devon and Cornwall, will be taking part in a charity shark dive at the Blue Planet Aquarium in Manchester this Friday [February 24]. Mark, who lives in Northlew, near Okehampton,... read more »


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