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News From Around The Trust 

Joe Teape
Plymouth Hospitals proud of national development champion
01 April 2015
A massive congratulations to Joe Teape, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, for winning the NHS Development Champion of the Year at the national NHS Leadership Awards.
 
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Trust Status
30 March 2015
As a hospital, we have stepped down from the highest level of escalation (black) and are now on 'red'.
 
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New Robot to treat radical prostatectomies
30 March 2015
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust has today taken receipt of a dual-console model Da Vinci robot today. It is costing around £1m and will be used to treat radical prostatectomies, initially. It has been approved by NHS England and our local commissioners.
 
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More than 800 students at Exeter UCAS event sign-up for meningitis research study
27 March 2015
Thousands of students visited members of our Research and Development Team at their stand at the UCAS Higher Education Convention at Westpoint Centre in Exeter this week.
 
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Sister Jane Gilliam runs her seventh Plymouth Half Marathon for Hospital Radio
27 March 2015
Sister Jane Gilliam, who works within the Immunology and Allergy Speciality team at Derriford Hospital, is running her seventh Plymouth Half Marathon on Sunday 19th April, in aid of Hospital Radio Plymouth.
 
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Get creative with the Gold Dust art competition
25 March 2015
An art competition has been set up to capture ideas from children and young people on what they would like to see on the walls and spaces throughout the Children and Young People’s level at Derriford Hospital.
 
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Plymouth Hospitals’ Neurology Research Team recruit first patient in UK to MS study
25 March 2015
Our Neurology Research Team, based at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, were the first clinical research site in the UK to recruit a participant to an international observational study of Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
 
Dr Peter Jenks
Director of Infection Prevention and Control appointed as a NICE Fellow
25 March 2015
Peter Jenks, Director of Infection Prevention and Control at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, has been awarded to a National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Fellowship.
 
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Hundreds of Devon teenagers have volunteered for a national meningitis research study conducted by specialist nurses from Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
24 March 2015
Our clinical research nurses have been taking scores of throat swabs from students at local schools and colleges for the UK Meningococcal Carriage Study.
 
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Plymouth Hospitals’ Research and Development Team will be at UCAS Exeter Higher Education Convention
23 March 2015
Members of our Research and Development Team will be manning a stand at the UCAS Higher Education Convention at Westpoint Centre in Exeter this week.
 
 
 
 
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