This Organ Donation Week, talk about organ donation and register your decision

This Organ Donation Week, talk about organ donation and register your decision

28 Sep 2022

Last year, more than 4,000 lives were saved and improved through organ donation, but there are still almost 10,000 people in the UK in need of a lifesaving transplant. This Organ Donation Week (26 ...

Nominations now open for Council of Governors election

Nominations now open for Council of Governors election

26 Sep 2022

Members of the public can now nominate themselves to stand as a Public Governor candidate for the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Royal Devon Governors provide a dire...

We are looking for Governors to help support local health services

We are looking for Governors to help support local health services

22 Sep 2022

We are looking for people to join our Trust in a special voluntary role. In September, members of the public can stand as a candidate for election as one of the Trust’s Governors.

Our Govern...

Eligible people urged to have autumn vaccines

Eligible people urged to have autumn vaccines

21 Sep 2022

People in Devon, who are most vulnerable to flu and COVID-19, are being encouraged to book their autumn booster vaccines.

Having the COVID-19 autumn booster and seasonal flu vaccines will he...

Annual Members’ Meeting

Annual Members’ Meeting

20 Sep 2022

Wednesday 28 September 2022, 5pm-7pm
In person at Sandy Park Exeter or virtually over Microsoft Teams

We’re pleased to announce we will be holding ou...

Arrangements for Monday 19 September

Arrangements for Monday 19 September

13 Sep 2022

Following the announcement that Monday 19 September will be a bank holiday to coincide with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral, we are working on the arrangements for our services and s...

The passing of Her Majesty the Queen

The passing of Her Majesty the Queen

9 Sep 2022

We understand that many of our patients, visitors and staff across the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will want to pay tribute to Her Majesty the Queen following the very sa...

Patient guide to discharge - think home first

Patient guide to discharge - think home first

6 Sep 2022

Our top priority is to help you get better and support you to leave hospital when the time is right. You will only leave hospital when you no longer need hospital care and it is safe to do so.

...
Devon Sexual Health launches new online ordering for condoms through  the C-Card scheme

Devon Sexual Health launches new online ordering for condoms through the C-Card scheme

5 Sep 2022

Registered C-Card holders aged 16-24 can now order condoms online and get them delivered to their home or a collection site.

C-Card Devon & Torbay is a local scheme open to all young peo...

Sidwell Street Walk-in Centre to experience intermittent closures until at least end of September 2022

Sidwell Street Walk-in Centre to experience intermittent closures until at least end of September 2022

31 Aug 2022

Due to staffing shortages which are being experienced in Exeter and across Devon, the Sidwell Street Walk-In Centre will experience intermittent closures until at least the end of September 2022. W...

Take part in a PLACE inspection and help us improve our hospitals

Take part in a PLACE inspection and help us improve our hospitals

30 Aug 2022

We are looking for people to take part in PLACE inspections. Have you got a few hours spare to help us?

What is a PLACE inspection?

Patient-led assessments of the car...

“Cut your wait, come to us” - Pharmacists on hand to help with minor conditions

“Cut your wait, come to us” - Pharmacists on hand to help with minor conditions

24 Aug 2022

If you’re feeling unwell this Bank Holiday weekend, remember your local pharmacist is on hand to help and can save you a long wait in your local emergency department.

Many people are unaware...

One month on from launching our new electronic patient record

One month on from launching our new electronic patient record

19 Aug 2022

Tuesday 9 August marked one month since the Royal Devon's Northern services went live with our new electronic patient record, Epic. This is the same system we have been using across our Eastern ser...

Current Governor Heather Penwarden shares her thoughts on the Governor role

Current Governor Heather Penwarden shares her thoughts on the Governor role

17 Aug 2022

How long have you been a public Governor?
I am just approaching the end of my first year.

Why did you become a public Governor?
Having worked as a cli...

First trainees begin using new surgical simulators to tackle the COVID-19 training backlog

First trainees begin using new surgical simulators to tackle the COVID-19 training backlog

17 Aug 2022

Trainee surgeons in gynaecology and general surgery across the South West are now benefitting from brand new portable surgical simulators that use Augmented Reality (AR) software to provide the mos...

Minor Injuries Units – where they are and when to use them

Minor Injuries Units – where they are and when to use them

11 Aug 2022

With around five million people visiting Devon each summer, the NHS has worked to ensure there are additional services in some tourist hotspots to reduce pressure on our busy emergency departments....

Celebrating one year of the Discharge Lounge

Celebrating one year of the Discharge Lounge

9 Aug 2022

We’re celebrating one year of Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital’s Discharge Lounge, helping us to make space for new patients on our wards while making things more convenient and comfortable for pa...

One Northern Devon in shortlist for national award for partnerships

One Northern Devon in shortlist for national award for partnerships

8 Aug 2022

One Northern Devon (OND) has been shortlisted for the Place-based Partnership award at this year’s HSJ Awards, recognising outstanding contribution to healthcare and earning the opportunity to show...

Visiting Devon? Here’s how to access medical help if you need it

Visiting Devon? Here’s how to access medical help if you need it

3 Aug 2022

Each summer, data from our four emergency departments suggests that up to one quarter of patients are visitors to the county. 

Devon’s NHS is reminding visitors to the county that there are ...

Changes to inpatient and outpatient visiting from Wednesday 3 August

Changes to inpatient and outpatient visiting from Wednesday 3 August

2 Aug 2022

Reflecting the reduced number of patients with COVID-19 across the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, we will be easing our visiting restrictions across our Eastern services (t...

Trust is honoured for its support for students

Trust is honoured for its support for students

29 Jul 2022

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s support for T Level students has won a prestigious employer award from Petroc, the North Devon further education college, and a mention in t...

Royal Devon launches strategy for 2022-27: Better Together

Royal Devon launches strategy for 2022-27: Better Together

28 Jul 2022

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has launched its strategy for 2022-27, which sets out who we are as a new Trust, what we want to achieve over the next five years and how ...

Making applying for jobs with the Royal Devon easier

Making applying for jobs with the Royal Devon easier

28 Jul 2022

We have been looking at ways to improve our recruitment process for people who are interested in working at the Royal Devon, and are excited to launch our new recruitment system, the Career Gateway...

NHS England non executive directors visit Devon

NHS England non executive directors visit Devon

27 Jul 2022

Devon was pleased to welcome NHS England’s chair, Sir Richard Meddings CBE, and fellow non-executive directors to the county today for a tour of some of its many services.

The visit was a ch...

We’re really busy – please help us help you

We’re really busy – please help us help you

26 Jul 2022

We are experiencing severe pressure across our Northern services, and our emergency department at NDDH is very busy with people attending the ED having to wait a long time to be seen.

It’s i...

Royal Devon launches vision screening service for young children

Royal Devon launches vision screening service for young children

19 Jul 2022

A vision screening service for children aged four and five is being launched in North Devon.

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is being commissioned to launch the new se...

Stay cool in the heat

Stay cool in the heat

14 Jul 2022

During the current high temperatures people are being asked to look out for family, friends and neighbours who are more vulnerable during hot weather.

Older people and people with long term ...

Plea for patience following rising levels of abuse from patients

Plea for patience following rising levels of abuse from patients

14 Jul 2022

On 9 July 2022, our new electronic patient record, Epic, went live across Northern Devon. You can find out ...

Self-nominations for Council of Governors election closing 18 July!

Self-nominations for Council of Governors election closing 18 July!

13 Jul 2022

Royal Devon Governors play a vitally important role by providing a direct connection between the Trust, the community we serve and our partners.  We’re looking for people from all kinds of backgrou...

NHS extremely busy as temperatures and COVID-19 rates rise

NHS extremely busy as temperatures and COVID-19 rates rise

12 Jul 2022

Health services in Devon are currently extremely busy, with the high COVID-19 rates impacting on staffing and high temperatures in recent days leading more people to seek medical help.

At th...

New electronic patient record system, Epic, now live across Northern Devon

New electronic patient record system, Epic, now live across Northern Devon

9 Jul 2022

Earlier today, Saturday 9 July, we went live with our new electronic patient record, Epic, across Northern Devon.

Suzanne Tracey, Chief Executive Officer for the Royal Devon said: "This is a...

Changes to inpatient and outpatient visiting from Friday 8 July

Changes to inpatient and outpatient visiting from Friday 8 July

7 Jul 2022

Reflecting the increased number of patients with COVID-19 across the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, we have taken the difficult decision to temporarily restrict visiting ac...

New electronic patient record system to rollout from Eastern to Northern Devon this weekend

New electronic patient record system to rollout from Eastern to Northern Devon this weekend

5 Jul 2022

In the early hours of Saturday 9 July 2022, the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will roll out their new electronic patient record, Epic, across Northern Devon.

Epic la...

Nominations open for Council of Governors election

Nominations open for Council of Governors election

1 Jul 2022

Members of the public can now nominate themselves to stand as candidates for election as a Public Governor of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

This year sees the f...

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