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Major changes for healthcare in Devon’s prisons

Posted on 22nd May, 2009

A contract signed this week will see major improvements over the next few years in the provision of physical and mental healthcare services at the county’s three prisons. The Devon Prisons Health Partnership (DPHP) has been created to deliver a modern and more integrated healthcare service for the prisons at Exeter,...

Mental health and the arts – events in Exeter

Posted on 22nd May, 2009

Devon Partnership NHS Trust, MIND, with local charity The Self Heal Association and arts and health organisation Insider Art, have worked together to bring some exciting exhibitions and events to Exeter in May and June. These events explore different aspects of how the arts can improve mental health and wellbeing,...

Devon Partnership NHS Trust waltzes off with major awards

Posted on 18th May, 2009

Devon Partnership NHS Trust, which looks after people with mental health needs throughout the county, has won two major awards for its innovative partnership project with Social Enterprise, Mid Devon Community Recycling. The South West Health and Social Care Awards were presented by political correspondent and Strictly Come Dancing celebrity,...

Leadership award for Julie’s work with GPs

Posted on 18th May, 2009

Julie Wilkins, Learning Disability Liaison Nurse, has won the Leadership for Improvement award at the 2009 South West Health and Social Care Awards. Presented by John Sergeant, political correspondent and Strictly Come Dancing favourite, Julie’s award is for her work to raise awareness within GP surgeries of the inequalities and...