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Good evening. stories on the BBC News Channel.
A new service has been launched in Somerset to cut hospital
admissions and relieve the pressure on accident and
It involves doctors responding to some 999 calls
Those behind the scheme say it's one of the first in the country
with 80 percent of patients being treated at home.
Good morning, go ahead. Just to let you know that the GP 909 car from
Taunton is online. This is one of two first responders with a GP on
board. They only set out to selective emergencies. People with
more confiscated problems, mental health, and of life problems.
Complicated medical conditions, with ongoing difficult health problems.
Not long before such a call comes through. From the police.
An elderly woman in confusion, there is concern for her welfare. The
doctor goes to assess her, as a GP he can do more than a paramedic,
prescribe drugs, and look at medical records. It means he can treat this
patient home. It is very likely this lady would have been taken to the
emergency department for an assessment by doctors, which would
have been distressing for her potentially, making her confusion
worse actually. She possibly would have been admitted to hospital
directly from there. In two months 80% of those seen by the surface
have avoided hospital. Improving patient care, good for the use of
the resources and the local NHS, potentially freeing up hospital beds
for other patients. It is being funded for another year, and will be
extended to weekdays, in this case, social care took over. Leaving GP
999 three to respond to another call.
The mother of a Devon teenager who was raped and killed in India 9
years ago has welcomed news of an appeal against the decision to
15 year old Scarlett Keeling was on a family trip
Last year a court freed the two men charged
in connection with her death - but now India's Criminal
Investigations Bureau is appealing against their aquittal.
A hearing is due to take place tomorrow.
At her home in north Devon Scarlett's mum, Fiona McKeown,
told us she believes the appeal is good news but doesn't
I have only just heard that they are going to launch an appeal in the
High Court in Mumbai. It is kind of good, proactive. I really want a new
investigation, only half an investigation anyway. Even if these
guys go to prison, it will feel like there is more that needs to be done.
Onto rugby and the Exeter Chiefs scored five tries as they drew
The lead changed hands several times and the Chiefs played the last half
hour with just 14 players after Jonny Hill was sent off
They managed managed to hang on for a 35-35 draw.
Really good game, really swung like a tennis match. One end to another.
Their resolve the end of day. Given that 30 minutes odd they played with
14 men, I thought they did well to come out of that the draw. Against
them, they are so good, they have done amazing to stay in the game
really. Let's take a look at the weather -
here's Jennifer Bartram with Good evening, quite a cloudy night
to come, further showers forecast at first. As we approach tomorrow
die away, we will see clear spells die away, we will see clear spells
overnight down to 3-4 C. We have a overnight down to 3-4 C. We have a
brisk breeze picking up from the East. That will be with us through
the day tomorrow. Quite a windy day, especially around the north coast of
Devon and Cornwall. Plenty of dry and bright weather, just a few
showers pushing into Cornwall later in the day. Top temperature around
11 degrees, feeling cooler with the strength of the wind. Through the
rest of the week, staying mile, the wind gradually easing off through
the week. Temperatures around 12 degrees. That is all from Spotlight,
Heidi will have the next update just before 6:30am tomorrow morning. Good
night. I'm sure most of us are glad to see
the back of this weekend. It's been cold, bleak and at times wintry. It
provided some beautiful weather Watchers photos, like Sheffield
earlier today. I suspect some of the lying snow will be blown around by
strong winds starting to develop. The odd spot of drizzle into the far
north-east. The wind strengthening here. Already signs of something a
little bit miles, temperatures climbing up. However it's not going
to feel that warm straightaway. Because of the strength of the wind.
The wind however will break up the cloud, so some sunshine into central
and Southern areas. The cloud is thickening all the time. The odd bit
of drizzle. Some sunny spells and highs of around 80