Friends of a mum with a one in a billion combination of two life threatening illnesses have raised over £50k for life-saving treatment.Read the full story ›
North Devon Healthcare Trust must improve the quality of some services - including waiting times in A&E and end of life care.Read the full story ›
A woman from Devon with two terminal illnesses has released an emotional video to help raise £70,000 to give her specialist treatment.Read the full story ›
Paramedics recruited from Eastern Europe by South Western Ambulance Service have begun their practical training.Read the full story ›
Dorset eventer William Fox-Pitt is now conscious and breathing on his own following an horrific cross country fall in France.Read the full story ›
A new initiative is underway trying to make the Exeter the most active city in the South West by 2018.
Sport England will be handing the city council £130,000 later today to help pay for projects that will get people active, and big companies like EDF Energy and Exeter City Council will be targeted to provide workplace activity.
Many community health services in Dorset require improvement, according to the Care Quality Commission.
Some services were highly rated by the CQC: it praises staff for being caring and compassionate, and other services were better than expected.
However, it found problems with some minor injuries units and mental health services for young people, and the overall rating was that services require improvement.
Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust provides health and social care to 700,000 people across Dorset. More than half of the trust’s services are provided in the community, in people’s homes, clinics and schools.
The Trust says the investigation's findings are fair.
Consistency is the real challenge and what the CQC report highlights is we have got some outstanding and good services alongside some that are not so good and the challenge is to bring them all up to the standard of the best.
Families of children with a muscle wasting condition are devastated after a decision over the life-changing drug Translarna was delayed.Read the full story ›
Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital has been branded "one of the worst" performing in the country after failing to meet cancer treatment targets.Read the full story ›
Sarah Wollaston MP is "deeply disappointed" that the government has still not published a report on whether to introduce a sugar tax.Read the full story ›