Update to blood donation eligibility rules
14 Jun 2021
Today sees a change to blood donation eligibility rules. Now, more men who have sex with men will be able to donate blood, platelets and plasma, making blood donation mor...
World-first COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Study: sign up now!
14 Jun 2021
Want to be part of a new clinical trial which assesses the effect of a third ‘booster’ dose of Covid-19 vaccine?
The Cov-Boost study will be the first in the world to gather data on how effe...
An ‘incredible’ achievement: six months of Covid-19 vaccinations in Devon
9 Jun 2021
The efforts of the staff and volunteers have been hailed as ‘incredible’ as Devon’s vaccination programme marks its six-month milestone.
More than 1.3 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine h...
Volunteers' Week 2021: This hospital didn’t save my life, they gave me a life - Jack Carter, RD&E Volunteer
7 Jun 2021
To mark the end of Volunteers' Week 2021 (1-7 June), we're sharing Jack Carter's story. From June 2020 to June 2021, he has put in an incredible 1,306 hours of volunteering!
NHS Sustainability Day – 4 June 2021
4 Jun 2021
Today is NHS Sustainability Day!
We aim to be a leading NHS trust and advocate for the sustainability agenda. We know that healthcare provision is incredibly resource inte...
People in Devon urged to have vital second dose of life-saving COVID-19 vaccine
3 Jun 2021
The NHS in Devon is reminding people how vital it is to have both doses of the Covid-19 vaccination to get the best protection from the virus and circulating variants; including the so called India...
Vaccine milestone as three quarters of adults have first dose
1 Jun 2021
Three quarters of adults in Devon have now had their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
More than 750,000 first doses had been given up to 23 May and almost half a million second doses....
RD&E Maternity COVID-19 update - Lateral flow testing for pregnant women and their support person
28 May 2021
From 1 June 2021 the RD&E is asking all pregnant women and their support person (eg. partner) to self-test for COVID-19 twice a week using a Lateral Flow Device at home.
These tests can ...
RD&E announces new strategic research agreement to support the next generation of medical research
25 May 2021
The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) and artificial intelligence company Sensyne Health form partnership to advance medical research to deliver better patient care.
Changes to visiting at the RD&E from Monday 17 May 2021
14 May 2021
As lockdown restrictions for the public continue to relax, from Monday 17 May, we will be further easing our in-patient visitor restrictions across the RD&E. While restrictions will still be in...
South West Genomics Laboratory Hub team given ‘Excellence in Healthcare Delivery’ award by Chief Scientific Officer
14 May 2021
A team at the South West Genomics Laboratory Hub has received national recognition from the NHS Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) for developing a diagnostic service that enables rapid identification ...
More than one million Covid-19 vaccine doses given in Devon
13 May 2021
The ‘incredible’ efforts of health and care staff, volunteers and local communities have been praised as the number of Covid-19 vaccines given in Devon crosses the one mi...
Funding boost for NHS work to tackle waiting lists for routine care in Devon and neighbouring counties
13 May 2021
The NHS in Devon has received a funding boost from a national programme to support its work in tackling long waiting lists for eye and joint surgery caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Honiton MIU and Sidwell Street WIC are here to help with minor medical conditions this bank holiday weekend
30 Apr 2021
Honiton Minor Injuries Unit and Sidwell Street Walk-in Centre are open as normal (8am-8pm) this bank holiday weekend, and can help if you have a medical problem that is not critical or life threate...
Vaccination appointments moving from Westpoint to Greendale on 7 May
28 Apr 2021
The NHS is reminding anyone who has an appointment for a first or second dose of Covid vaccine at the large vaccination centre Westpoint Exeter that they should go to the new site ...
Urgent community response team - hiring now!
13 Apr 2021
Zoe joined the urgent community response team 12 years ago as a support worker. She has since progressed through a number of different roles and now works as a vocational educational facilitator, s...
RD&E and NDHT welcome interim chief operating officer, John Palmer
12 Apr 2021
Following the retirement of Pete Adey earlier this month, John Palmer has joined the RD&E and NDHT as chief operating officer on an interim basis.
John has a wealth of operational experi...
Updates to maternity support person restrictions
9 Apr 2021
In line with national guidance, from Monday 12 April, we will be easing maternity support person restrictions across the RD&E. While restrictions will still be in place to reduce the risk of CO...
Changes to visiting at the RD&E
9 Apr 2021
In line with national guidance, from Monday 12 April, we will be easing visitor restrictions across the RD&E. While visiting restrictions will still be in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19 t...
Exeter’s National COVID Vaccination Centre to move from Westpoint to Greendale
1 Apr 2021
The large COVID vaccination centre in Exeter is to move from Westpoint to nearby Greendale at the end of April as the vaccination programme enters its next phase.
The move coincides with the...
Sidwell Street WIC and Honiton MIU open as normal this Easter weekend
31 Mar 2021
Honiton Minor Injury Unit and Sidwell Street Walk-in Centre is open as normal (8am-8pm) this bank holiday weekend.
The best way to access this service is by calling NHS 111 first – they’ll c...
Getting the help you need this Easter weekend
30 Mar 2021
With Easter fast approaching, Devon’s NHS leaders are calling on people to take preventative measures ahead of the bank holidays and after as lockdown restrictions start to ease and ‘staycations’ s...
CQC publishes report on Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, Wonford
19 Mar 2021
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published a report following an announced focused inspection of the acute services provided by Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, Wonford, part of Royal ...
Join us in a National Day of Reflection on 23 March
19 Mar 2021
The ‘National Day of Reflection’, which is being led by Marie Curie, takes place on Tuesday 23 March - the one year anniversary of the UK going into the first national lockdown.
Marie Curie ...
New temporary entrance to RD&E Emergency Department as major improvement project progresses
18 Mar 2021
A major transformation of the Emergency Department (ED) at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (RD&E) at Wonford gets under way from 22 March, as a new temporary entrance opens to allow the cur...
Innovative project that supports carers and patients has won a HSJ award
18 Mar 2021
First piloted at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E), an innovative project that supports carers has been heralded nationally and has won a prestigious care awar...
Devon Hospitals formalise alliance
16 Mar 2021
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust have agreed to form a Strategic Alliance which will see the organisa...
International Women's Day - Tina Akinpelu, Clinical Nurse Manager
12 Mar 2021
It was never going to be possible to tell the stories of all the incredible women that work for us in a single week and today we hear from the last of our small snapshot of inspirational women. Tin...
RD&E’s NHS Staff survey results reflect a challenging year
11 Mar 2021
The outcomes of the 2020 NHS Annual Staff Survey for the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) show a mixed picture, reflecting what has been an exceptional and challenging year fo...
International Women's Day - Lisa Jackson, Eastern Community Outpatients Operations Manager
11 Mar 2021
As Monday was International Women’s Day we are celebrating this week the incredible women that work across the trust. The RD&E NHS Foundation Trust currently provides health and care services t...
International Women's Day - Nikki Andrews RD&E Portering Supervisor
10 Mar 2021
This week we are celebrating the amazing women that work across the trust. We all know that providing excellent healthcare takes dedicated teams of people all pulling together and the hospital port...
International Women's Day - Angela Hibbard, Chief Financial Officer
9 Mar 2021
For International Women’s Day we are spending this week celebrating the brilliant and inspirational women who work for the trust. We’ve picked five women as a snapshot of the thousands of amazing w...
International Women's Day - Toni Hall, Radiography Services Manager
8 Mar 2021
To mark International Women’s Day we are celebrating the brilliant and inspirational women who work for the trust.
Now, if there’s one thing we don’t have in short supply here it’s inspirati...
Opportunity to join our Non-Executive Director team
4 Mar 2021
We are looking for two Non-Executive Directors who can bring key skills and expertise to the RD&E and NDHT.
Both appointments will be for three years initially and will be essential to s...
NHS urges people not to contact their GP practice about a coronavirus vaccination
1 Mar 2021
The NHS is urging people who have received a letter from the National Booking System not to contact their GP practice about a coronavirus vaccination.
Dr Alex Degan, a GP in Devon and Medica...
Marie Curie to offer support for bereaved families at the RD&E
26 Feb 2021
A new service has been launched this week to offer bereaved families in Exeter and Mid Devon additional support from Marie Curie, the UK’s leading end of life charity, when a loved one dies at the ...
Roadmap out of lockdown
23 Feb 2021
The government has published the ‘COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021’, setting out the roadmap out of the current lockdown for England.
From 8 March, people in England will s...
RD&E-NDHT: naming our new integrated organisation
16 Feb 2021
Following the go ahead to continue working on plans to formally join together, RD&E (Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust) and NDHT (Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust) are...
Not too late for over-70s to get a vaccination in Devon
12 Feb 2021
There is still time for people in Devon aged over 70, and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable, to book a coronavirus vaccination in coming days.
The NHS in Devon is on target to ha...
Tocilizumab shown to reduce deaths in patients hospitalised with COVID-19
12 Feb 2021
After a nationwide study involving the University of Exeter and the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust, an anti-inflammatory treatment (Tocilizumab) routinely used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis, ha...
Contacting the NHS in Devon to book a vaccination
9 Feb 2021
The NHS in Devon is offering advice to people aged over 70 on how to contact the NHS about getting a coronavirus vaccine.
Yesterday (8 February), the Secretary of State for Health and Social...
Information for patients visiting the Exeter COVID-19 Vaccination Centre
28 Jan 2021
We’ve developed an information video to support your appointment at the Exeter NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Centre (Westpoint Exeter).
The video below talks you through arriving at the centre, t...
Exeter COVID-19 Vaccination Centre opens to the public
26 Jan 2021
From today, exhibition and event venue Westpoint Exeter is offering its first booked appointments to people in priority groups.
The new site is one of six launching across the South West tod...
NDHT and RD&E integration: bringing together our Board and leadership teams
26 Jan 2021
I recently shared the news that our regulators, NHS England and NHS Improvement, have given Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E...
NDHT and RD&E a stage closer to formally joining together
20 Jan 2021
Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) have received the go-ahead from NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSEI) to continue working...
A reminder of patient visiting restrictions at the RD&E
14 Jan 2021
As a reminder, visiting restrictions remain in place at the RD&E.
We appreciate how hard separation can be for our patients and their families, as well as for our staf...
If you are over 80 there are three ways you might be contacted to get your COVID-19 vaccination
14 Jan 2021
Please do not try to book a vaccination if you have not received a letter.
- Using a local GP service: GP services are working together in your area to vaccinate as many...
Maternity services at the RD&E rated highly again by local mums
11 Jan 2021
“Our care from the beginning of pregnancy to after birth was outstanding.”
“We had fantastic support after our daughter was born!”
“Every health professional we encountered had excell...