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DPT goes smokefree

DPT goes smokefree

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in News on 14th March, 2018

Devon Partnership NHS Trust today (No Smoking Day) becomes one of the first NHS mental health and learning disability providers in the region to go completely smokefree. Commenting on the achievement, Deputy Director of Nursing and Practice, Gavin Garman, said:  “Parts of our organisation have been smokefree for some time but...

Swallowing Awareness Day: dysphagia and mental health

Swallowing Awareness Day: dysphagia and mental health

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Mental health, News on 14th March, 2018

Dysphagia (difficulty or discomfort in swallowing) can affect people at any stage of their lives and many mental health conditions have dysphagia associated with them - this may be an intrinsic part of the disorder or a side effect of medication. Did you know? There is a greater prevalence of dysphagia in...

BBC Radio Devon phone-in on Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS)

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Mental health, News on 6th March, 2018

This month's mental health phone-in on BBC Radio Devon takes place this afternoon as part of the Janet Kipling show from 2pm. The topic for this programme is Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS) and the professionals on air in the studio will be Dr Jo Bromley, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist and Leo Russell,...

National Apprenticeship Week: Daisy Oakes talks about why she chose to become an apprentice at DPT

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in News on 5th March, 2018

National Apprenticeship Week: Daisy Oakes talks about why she chose to become an apprentice at DPT

It’s National Apprenticeship Week and we’ve been speaking to Daisy Oakes, Communications Assistant Apprentice. Daisy joined the Communications Team recently and shares her story about what made her choose the apprenticeship route with Devon Partnership NHS Trust. “I’m in my fourth week as an apprentice at DPT and so far so...

Adverse weather conditions

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in News on 1st March, 2018

Many of our services have been affected by the adverse weather conditions across Devon today. Our inpatient wards and our urgent care services are continuing to operate as usual. Our community mental health teams have cancelled routine appointments for tomorrow and these will be rescheduled as soon as possible.  If you are unsure...