Smartphone cameras helping to treat ambulance patients
Sep23

Smartphone cameras helping to treat ambulance patients

SWASFT call handler Smartphone technology is helping South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) to reach patients virtually within seconds. Clinicians in the ambulance control rooms are asking some 999 callers to use their phone camera to help them to assess the patient’s injuries or illness and decide what treatment is required. With their permission the caller is sent a text message asking them to click and accept...

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“I thought I would take up hang gliding and surfing”
Sep22

“I thought I would take up hang gliding and surfing”

Not that long ago, I remember reading the title ‘The Lord-Lieutenant of Devon’ and thinking that it was the coolest job title I had ever heard. Other than maybe ‘space cowboy’, as coined by Joey from the television series Friends. I sought to find out more… The Lord-Lieutenant is Her Majesty’s personal representative in the county and is appointed on the advice of the Prime Minister. This role is non-political and unpaid and he or she...

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Phenomenal first Chagford Food Festival
Sep21

Phenomenal first Chagford Food Festival

ALL PHOTOGRAPHS © Claire-Shauna Saunders – Little Ghost Photography Dartmoor By Angela Emberson I am delighted to report that Chagford’s first food festival was a resounding success. The first vote of thanks goes to the weather, which was perfect and brought huge numbers of visitors to the event. Most of the food stalls sold out – not surprisingly, as many people tried out several of the choices on offer. And what a range of...

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Three RD&E teams shortlisted for national Nursing Times Awards
Sep20

Three RD&E teams shortlisted for national Nursing Times Awards

Members of the Breast Cancer Pathway Three teams at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) have been shortlisted for awards at the prestigious 2021 Nursing Times Awards. The RD&E’s Research and Development team has been shortlisted twice in the Clinical Research Nursing category, and the Trust’s cancer team has been shortlisted in the Cancer Nursing category. In the Clinical Research Nursing category, the...

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Craft Festival is a sell out
Sep19

Craft Festival is a sell out

Fairwood Turner Jacob wood turning a bowl on a pole lathe – Photgraphs Copyright Chris Saville Craft Festival Bovey Tracey made a stunning return last weekend as close to 6,000 people visited the three-day event, which returned to Mill Marsh Park after an absence of eighteen months. Over 200 of the finest craft businesses from across the UK exhibited, 20 workshops were hosted, and live craft demonstrations were enjoyed by many....

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