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Please see below the press releases published by this Trust.

If you are a member of the media and cannot find the information you are looking for, please contact the Trust's communications department.

Email: ndht.contactus@nhs.net

Telephone: In office hours, the phone number is 01271 349 168. Out of office hours, please contact switchboard on 01271 322 577 who will direct you to the communications officer on call.

Opening hours of hospital walk-in centre to reduce

The opening hours of the walk-in centre (WIC) at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital are to be reduced from Monday 27 June. The walk-in […]

Trust supports Armed Forces Day

Trust supports Armed Forces Day

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) is proud to support Armed Forces Day (25 June). The day is a chance to show support for the […]

Have your say – Consultation on the NHS Patient Survey Programme

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is proposing a number of changes to their NHS Patient Survey programme, which provides valuable data about people’s experiences of […]

Trust nurse wins UK Medal of Excellence

Trust nurse wins UK medal for excellence, Tracey Gillard with Alison Diamond

A nurse from Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has won a Medal for Excellence, awarded for her professionalism and support for learners over the past […]

Patient information – Proxy voting in the EU referendum

As you may be aware, the EU Referendum will be held next week on Thursday 23 June. If you think you might not be able […]

National inpatient survey shows improvement in overall experience at NDHT

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The overall experience of inpatients at Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) has improved this year, according to the latest national inpatient survey. Nearly 600 […]

Women over 50 advised not to delay cancer screening

Cervical Cancer Screening Awareness Week 13 - 19 June

Every day nine women in the UK are diagnosed with cervical cancer and three women will lose their lives to the disease. Cervical cancer is […]

Falls Awareness day to be held in Sidmouth on 22 June

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Members of the public are being invited to a special event which will highlight and address the risks of a person having a fall. The […]

Pregnant women and new parents invited to maternity open day at NDDH

North Devon District Hospital is holding its second maternity open day to promote the services and options available to pregnant women and new parents. […]

Jim’s Journey: Former Trust communications manager prepares for 630-mile Coast Path walk in aid of local cancer patients

Jim’s Journey page – http://overandabove.org.uk/jimsjourney/ A FORMER communications manager for the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is preparing to walk 630 miles along the […]

Update on minor injury units (MIUs) and minor injury services for Eastern Devon

NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has recently undertaken a procurement exercise to secure new providers to run minor injury services […]

Trust leads national campaign to improve management of extravasations

Trust leads national campaign to improve management of extravasations

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) has launched a campaign to improve the management of extravasations across the country. […]

Gypsy and Traveller Healthy Living project May 2016

Gypsy and Traveller Healthy Living project May 2016. Travelling to better health – A health improvement guide written by Gypsies and Travellers for Gypsies and […]

Antibiotic awareness campaign receives national award for its community focus

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A campaign designed to help tackle antibiotic resistance by educating parents about the effective use and side effects of antibiotics, and providing effective tips for […]

Double research first success in North Devon

The first patient in the country has been recruited by North Devon nurses to a health research study using text messaging with the aim of reducing sexually transmitted infections in young people. […]

North Devon students have insight into clinical research benefits

Ten students from Petroc Care Academy in Barnstaple have enjoyed placements in clinical and non-clinical hospital areas to gain an insight into the benefits of clinical research to quality patient care and services. […]

North Devon anaesthetists scoop national award

North Devon anaesthetists scoop national award

A team of anaesthetists from Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust have scooped a prestigious national award as part of a South West research project. The South West Anaesthesia Research Matrix (SWARM) was named ‘Anaesthesia Team of the Year’ at this year’s British Medical Journal (BMJ) Awards in May. […]

International Nursing Day

International Nursing Day

Today is International Nursing Day! At NDHT, we marked International Nursing Day with a truly memorable event that celebrated advances and innovations in our nursing and midwifery practice. […]

Trust recognised for commitment to armed forces

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The Trust has been recognised nationally for its commitment to the armed forces. […]

Plans for Parkinson’s support group following success of event at Axminster Hospital

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THERE are plans to set up a Parkinson’s support group in the Axminster and Seaton area following the success of an awareness event. […]

RD&E public consultation on location of thoracic surgical services

THE Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) is carrying out a public consultation on the future location of thoracic surgical services. […]

Charity that helps families of young NDDH patients passes £150,000 fundraising mark

Charity that helps families of young NDDH patients passes £150,000 fundraising mark

A CHARITY that supports families of young patients under the care of North Devon District Hospital has reached a milestone by passing the £150,000 fundraising mark. […]

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust announced as the next Employer Partner for NSA Health’s network of Excellence Centres

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THE National Skills Academy for Health (NSA Health) is delighted to announce that Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust will lead the development of its new Devon Excellence Centre to improve the quality and accessibility of training for England’s healthcare support workforce. […]

Parkinson’s Day in Torrington attracts around 140 people and is ‘a real success’

AROUND 140 people attended a Parkinson’s Day at Torrington Hospital Health and Wellbeing Hub. […]

Success of Care Academy in Barnstaple highlighted in House of Commons

STUDENTS from the Medics Academy, which is part of the Care Academy, are pictured with medical and other staff at North Devon District Hospital.

THE success of an innovative partnership in Barnstaple that enables students at Petroc to undertake a six-month work placement at North Devon District Hospital was highlighted in the House of Commons on Tuesday. […]

Charlotte secures dream job in finance department at NDDH

Charlotte secures dream job in finance department at NDDH

A GRADUATE of an award-winning scheme that enables young people with learning disabilities to gain work experience in the NHS has secured her dream job in the finance department at North Devon District Hospital. […]

Devon antibiotics campaign shortlisted for national award

Antibiotic awareness campaign receives national award for its community focus

A DEVON public health campaign that helps parents care for their children when they have minor illnesses like common coughs and colds, without the unnecessary use of antibiotics, has been shortlisted for a national award. […]

Open letter about media coverage regarding NDDH services

There has been a lot of TV, radio and newspaper coverage over the past 48 hours about the future of key NHS services in North Devon. […]

Success Regime statement about services at North Devon District Hospital

A spokesman for the NHS in Northern, Eastern and Western Devon said: “The Success Regime Case for Change was published in February and set out […]

Information for patients: BMA industrial action on 26 and 27 April 2016

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The British Medical Association (BMA) has announced plans for further industrial action between 8am and 5pm on Tuesday 26 April and Wednesday 27 April. […]

Trust to become first to enter home care market

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Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is set to become the first NHS trust to enter the home care market. […]

NDDH day surgery staff prepare for London Marathon

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Three staff members who work in the day surgery unit at North Devon District Hospital are preparing to take part in the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 24 April. […]

New cohort of students start Care Academy experience at NDDH

New cohort of students start Care Academy experience at NDDH

A NEW cohort of students started a 10-week rotational placement with the Petroc Care Academy at North Devon District Hospital this week. […]

Seamoor Unit celebrates first birthday

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The new chemotherapy and day treatment centre at North Devon District Hospital has celebrated a busy first year and its first birthday. Since it opened […]

Community matron Louise receives QNI long service award

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Louise Crackle, the NHS community matron in Bideford, has received a long service award from The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI). […]

New iPads offer communication support for Seaton patients

Patient Nicola Hulland is pictured with Sue Renyard, community speech and language therapist, and one of the iPads.

Patients in Seaton with communication and swallowing difficulties are benefitting from the use of two iPads with a variety of specialised apps. […]

Trust board endorses Case for Change

The Trust board unanimously agreed to endorse the Case for Change at its meeting on Tuesday 5 April. […]

Parkinson’s Conference in Braunton (Monday 25 April)

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Do you work in health and care with patients with Parkinson’s? […]

Information for patients: BMA industrial action between 6 and 8 April 2016

The British Medical Association (BMA) has announced it will take further industrial action between 8am on Wednesday 6 April and 8am on Friday 8 Apr […]

Plans for Parkinson’s Day take shape

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Plans for a Parkinson’s Day in Torrington this month are taking shape. […]

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