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A new project is supporting people with motor neurone disease to record their own voices for use if they become unable to speak.Read the full story ›
An obesity campaigner from Plymouth says councils should put tighter controls on takeaways opening in certain areas of towns and cities.Read the full story ›
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The latest phase in a campaign to make Plymouth a healthier and happier city begins today.
Thrive Plymouth is a 10-year programme which aims to narrow the gap in the health status between people in the city.
The project is entering its fourth year and monitors lifestyle behaviours like smoking, drinking, diet and inactivity.
The latest phase will focus on improving mental well-being by promoting the five ways to wellbeing in Plymouth.
There is currently a considerable life expectancy gap between different communities in Plymouth. Closing that gap is crucial to the city thriving and an outstanding quality of life being enjoyed by everyone.
- You can find more information on the Thrive Plymouth website.
Residents across South Gloucestershire, Bristol and North Somerset are being invited to have their say on pharmacy services in the region.
Councils want to ensure they are meeting the needs of people and identify any gaps.
Pharmacies provide an important service for everyone. We are keen that our residents have their say on the future of these services especially around what is working well, and where there might be gaps. This is your opportunity to share your views.”
People's views will help develop a new Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment, which is produced every three years.
This will be used by the NHS to make decisions about applications for new pharmacies, and will also provide information for the commissioning of other services.
The consultation is open now until 27 November.
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NHS managers in Devon are considering a new care model for elderly patients in a bid to free up hospital beds, including more home care.Read the full story ›
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