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There is an article about the growing privatisation of GP healthcare in this weekend's edition of the i newspaper. It gives as an example a private GP practice in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire. This practice charges £85 for a phone consultation, £130 for a face-to-face consultation and £180 for a home visit.

There are diggers presently doing work of some kind on the Gatehouse development site

Do you have any local news, photos, views, letters that you think our local paper might be interested in publishing? Well, along with the established way of sending stuff in (email - news@middevonadvertiser.co.uk or by phoning 07534889370) you can now speak face to face with one of their reporters, Ellen Grindley, at Dawlish Town Hall. The paper plans on having a reporter there for several ...

I also know people who are keeping money to one side just in case they need a hip or knee replacement or some such similar operation and can get it done in a matter of weeks/months privately rather than wait years to have it done on the NHS.  They wouldn't normally dream of going private (I know them well) but when you are in pain......... Privatisation of our health service by stealth perhaps? ...

Happened to be in Exminster this lunchtime. Thought at first that I was hallucinating. Then realised I wasn't. Two, yes two, number 2 buses travelling towards Newton Abbot were travelling through immediately one behind the other! Did both leave Exeter bus station at around the same time?! I left Exminster in a car a little while later. One of the buses was whiling away time in a bus stop in ...

and on the subject of NHS dental treatment..........anyone know of any local dentists taking on new NHS patients? I ask as it seems to me that they ain't taking them on anymore. Therefore private dental healthcare, or no dental healthcare at all, it is then.

3 Oct 2022

No. But as that's not the first time I've heard such comments made by others over the past few months, it occurs to me that such a conclusion is being reached by others. If you are registered with an NHS dentist you have to pay towards your treatment. So why not with other forms of NHS health care?. Not advocating it btw just pointing out that in the NHS there are aspects of treatment ...

I've put the word service in inverted commas as there are presently lots of complaints about Stagecoach's provision. I had to wait 40 mins for a bus last week to get from Dawlish to Exeter (I assume a bus was cancelled). Coming back I noted that the 16.06 service leaving Exeter bus station for Newton Abbot via Dawlish and Teignmouth was cancelled. When buses are schedule to run only every 30 ...

Overheard by me in a shop in Dawlish yesterday. Two elderly ladies talking about needing cataract operations. One said to other "I've got an appointment now but it clashes with something else but I'll have to cancel the something else because who knows how long I'll have to wait for another appointment? It could be years." "Yes , I agree" said the other "and by that time you might have to ...

I wonder how many Conservative members in the Dawlish/Teignmouth/Newton Abbot area voted for Liz Truss? Certainly our Conservative MP was quite open in her support. I've just been listening to David Mellor (ex Conservative Chief Secretary to the Treasury) on GBNews. He was asking if all this was really happening or was he having a nightmare? Remember most Tory MPs voted for Rishi ...

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