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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.

Trust nurse recognised for work with students

Shown pictured is Siobhan with her Certificate of Recognition outside North Devon District Hospital.

A nurse from Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) has been awarded a Certificate of Recognition by Plymouth University after being nominated by one of […]

Cancer patients praise care at NDHT in national survey

NDHT's Seamoor Unit - the chemotherapy and day treatment centre at North Devon District Hospital

Cancer patients have rated the care they received at Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) highly in the latest national cancer patient survey. 249 cancer […]

Trust launches new home care service

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust launches Devon Cares, a completely new approach to home care in northern and mid Devon, which brings together care providers and gives them the backing of the NHS. […]

Trust shortlisted for national patient safety improvement award

Shown pictured are some of the Lundy Ward team. Pictured from left:  Catherine Nethacott (ward clerk), Rolly Magno (healthcare assistant), Elisa Leansa (registered general nurse), Gemma Lilley (ward sister), April Buckley (healthcare assistant), Katrina Kersey (registered general nurse), Jo Murdoch (student nurse), Sally Andrews (healthcare assistant) and Tara Smith (senior staff nurse)

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has been shortlisted for another prestigious national award for its work to improve patient safety. The Trust’s Lundy Ward team, […]

New campaign launches in the South West to raise awareness of the symptoms of lung cancer, lung disease and heart disease – all leading causes of death

New campaign launches in the South West to raise awareness of the symptoms of lung cancer, lung disease and heart disease – all leading causes of death

– Campaign encourages anyone with a persistent cough, or who gets out of breath doing things they used to be able to do, to visit […]

Project SEARCH graduates celebrate successful year

Standing L-R: Tom Bromwich (Pluss), Linda Lewis (Sodexo), Tom Curtis, Alex Watson, Juliette Saunders, Andrew Bosence, David Bridges (tutor, Petroc) Eileen Higgins (job coach, Pluss), Bradley Harrison, Alison Diamond (chief executive, NDHT) and Diane Dimond (Petroc principal)

Seated L-R: Stacey Pugsley, Anne-Marie Freeman, Tilly Jackson, Rachel Rumbold

Nine young people with learning disabilities celebrated graduating from a pioneering internship scheme based at North Devon District Hospital with a ceremony at The Barnstaple Hotel last week. […]

FEATURE: A day in the life of the pathfinder team

Members of the pathfinder team

Andrea Beacham, engagement lead, finds out more about the work of the pathfinder team […]

Trust shortlisted for national patient safety award

Photo taken after Dementia awareness forum. Shown pictured are (from left): Tracey Morrish (team lead), Jan Hearnden (nurse educator)
Tommy Whitelaw (project engagement lead for Dementia Carer Voices), 
Sarah Winfield Davies ( safeguarding adult nurse), Bridget Tait (nurse educator), Becky Young (nurse educator), Meg Hill (occupational therapist educator), Mel Gravett (care home nurse educator) and David Sheard  (CEO and founder of Dementia Care Matters)

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) is in the running to win a national award for its work to improve patient safety in local care […]

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

Dr Tom Lewis

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

The National Skills Academy for Health logo

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

Devon cares logo

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. […]

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