Save Our Hospital Services

All News Redlines Newsletters can now be found on the Redlines page. It is a drop down item on the news tab above. This is a link to the latest edition here.

press release
Press Release

A general Press Release giving an update on campaign.

Press Release
Twitter account
New Twitter account

The Twitter account has been renamed SOHS Devon Official and the address is (@SOHS__Devon). Please note the double underscore.

press release
South Devon Press Release

A press release concerning the forthcoming rally is available. The poster for the event can also be downloaded.

Poster Press Release
SOHS Health Survey

A link to the survey website is given in the menu above under the "actions" tab.

For those wishing to see the contents of the survey, an 8-page printable version is available here.

A poster for the survey is given as a Word document. It prints on A4. (Sorry I couldn't get it to to convert to a PDF - Webmaster)

A document about the survey giving further details here.

A poster anouncing the survey is available. It prints on A4.

Survey Questions Survey Poster Survey Document Survey Online Poster
SOHS Torbay and South Devon Posters

Two posters for events in Torbay and South Devon area.

Public meeting handbill (past event)

Poster for rally on 2 December

Rally Poster Public Meeting
Two Press Releases

Two press releases are available for download. One reports on the Health Campaign Together conference, The second draws attention to nursing shortages.

Press 2 Press 1
Tapeley Benefit Event Poster

This poster is available in three colours.

White Violet Salmon
New items
New items on website

A document has been added to the downloads page entitled Policy for handling completed SOHS Devon Care Closer to Home surveys. You will find it here under "Reports and Other".

Torrington May Fair Poster

Join SOHS in Torrington Mayfair Carnival.

We will have an SOHS float and need lots of people walking behind it wearing red, Waving flags (provided) and carrying banners and slogans.

The SOHS red dragon will be there and breathing fire on any STP personnel it meets. Mayfair is the traditional time to be anarchic and ridicule those that aim to laud it over us. and boy do those in the STP open themselves up to ridicule. We'll remind them "NO CUTS IS OUR RED LINE" even though.... "No decisions have yet been made”!

Elections 2017

A new page has been added covering the forthcoming elections, and containing SOHS response and strategy. You can find the page under the menu "news" tab.

A journey from Lynmouth to the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital

The Save our Hospital Services Campaign film recreates an emergency journey from Lynmouth to Exeter RD&E.

Documents 11 March
Documents 11 March
KONP conflicts of interest article Julie Wassmer

Relates to Kent area, but still of interest.


Healthcare for the Future Consultation

Independent report.

Healthcare report
Bideford Public Meeting Poster

Suitable for display or handing out as a leaflet.

Barnstaple Public Meeting Poster

Suitable for display or handing out as a leaflet.

New Documents

A list of bed numbers in Devon. This was compiled as a result of Freedom of Information requests and shows that already one third of the beds in Devon have been lost in the last five years.


A transcript of a letter sent by Councillor Andy Boyd to Torrington council.

April Fool Day Poster Blank

A poster blank is available. I have supplied it as a HD image so that you can use it in Word or a similar programme and add your own words to it. Use the button below to download the high resolution version.

Here are links to videos which show you how to use it in Word.

Link 1This suits older style versions of Word. Type in your text before adding the image.

Link 2Works with more recent versions.

There are several other tutorials on YouTube, but I don't know which would be the best one to watch as I never use Word for creating posters.

If you are having problems or would prefer it, let me know, and I will customise it for you.

If the finished poster is intended for wider distribution, then please let me have a copy and I will add it to the website.

HD image
Last Rancheros

A poster is available.

SOHS Charity Quiz Benefit Event

A poster is available.

New Document

The Sustainability and Transformation Plans: a critical assessment, by John Lister of The Centre for Health and Public Interest can be read here.


Health Campaigns Together Demonstration 4 March
Available at SOHS Devon meetings, Public meetings, Benefit events
Contact Dave Tel: 07887 650671
Coach Pick-up points:
Ilfracombe: Petrol Garage, High Street, 6.00am
Braunton: Car Park next to SQ Bar, 6.15am
Barnstaple: Old Town Station, North Walk, 6.25am
Bideford : Kingsley Statue, 6.50am
South Molton: The Square, 7.40am

New Section

A new page has been added which features most of the general publicity materials available for download and includes an image of each item for quick identification. It does not include posters for specific events as these are still on the news page. The Publicity section is available on the downloads menu tab. All downloads are available on the main downloads page.

SOHS Support Form (aka Petition Form)

This form is used for collecting details of supporters including their email address.

Support Form
Ricky Knight Event

A new poster and a press release are available.

Press Release Poster
Braunton Public Meeting

A poster for the Braunton meeting.

New Files
New files added

A variety of documents that may be of use to those doing research.

Winter Pressure in Accident and Emergency Departments, Third Report 2016-2017, Select Health Committee

Letter from Dr Sarah Wollaston to the Chancellor of the Exchequer about NHS Funding

Community Hospitals Association, Executive Summary Response to the NEW Devon Clinical Commissioning Group Consultation Document “Your Future Care”

Community Hospitals Association, Response to the NEW Devon Clinical Commissioning Group Consultation Document “Your Future Care”

NEW Devon CCG Equality Impact Assessment

The Kings Fund, Place-based systems of care, A way forward for the NHS in England. Ham-Alderwick report

Calendar for 2017

A printable calendar for 2017. Contains pictures of North Devon. Warning: large download, may take a while. It is set it A4 size but will be fine scaled to print a larger A3 version.

Download here


  • Calendar January-March
  • Calendar April-June
  • Calendar July-September
  • Calendar October-December
  • Monthly

  • Calendar January
  • Calendar February
  • Calendar March
  • Calendar April
  • Calendar May
  • Calendar June
  • Calendar July
  • Calendar August
  • Calendar September
  • Calendar October
  • Calendar November
  • Calendar December
  • Attribution for Images

  • Calendar Attributions

  • Shop
    New SHOP page
    I've added a new page for the SOHS shop.

    Trailer for SOHS new video

    Click the button to see the full video

    Full Video
    New Image Slider

    I've added a new slider on the home page (a little larger than seen here). It takes a few moments for the first slide to load, but then works smoothly. Clicking on any button underneath will pause the show and allow you to view the slide fully. I'm intending to produce this in other formats shortly, so watch this space.

    Braunton CCG Meeting.

    Download or view a poster here.

    Download Poster
    Can Primary Care Reform Reduce Demand on Hospital Outpatient Departments

    A adademic report analyses a key question.

    Download Report
    The Sham of NHS Consultation on Service Provision

    Known as the Boyle-Steer Report, this independent analysis made some years ago makes interesting reading.

    Download Report
    Exeter See Red Day Materials

    Handbills, 2-up A5. They need cutting in half if you print them out on A4 paper. Best way, if you don't have access to a trimmer or guillotine, is to use a sharp knife.

    Car Stickers likewise need cutting after printing on A4.

    Download Handbills Download Car Stickers
    Two New Pages Added

    New pages have been added for the Exeter See Red Day (found under the News menu item) and SOHS Champions (found under the Action menu item). The pages will have more content added in the next few days, so remember to check regularly. The Exeter See Red event is one of the actions of the ever widening campaign, while the SOHS Champions currently only relates to North Devon, but who knows?, it might roll out across the country.

    Newsletter 19 November

    Only 4 pages this time. News about a number of public meetings.

    Download Newsletter
    Exeter See Red Day

    Exeter See Red Day. 3 December. Please ownload and print the poster.

    Download Poster
    Ilfracombe Meeting

    Ilfracombe Public Meeting, 24 November

    Download Poster
    Sidmouth Meeting

    Our Future Care meeting in Sidmouth on 9 December

    Download Poster
    Bideford Public Meeting

    A poster to download and print. Prints A4 in colour.

    Bideford Poster
    Santa Cartoon

    A cartoon image that you can print and download. Use it however you want, as long as you don't change the content.

    Santa image

    News Stories in Approx. Date Order

    Downloads of posters, newsletters and other materials are also available on the downloads page. (Use the link in menu above.)