Author: Bob Jope

Bob Jope(Author)

Apart from five years studying in Oxford I’ve lived most of my life in London where for many years I was Head of English in a prestigious girls’ school, but since taking early retirement and heading West to be nearer to my two daughters - settling in Torbay with my wife, Anna, in 2011 - I’ve worked in the voluntary sector. I took on the role of Service Provider, for example, promoting the Red Cross Torbay Navigators Project, while now I’m a Trustee and part of the Media Team for our local Healthwatch. I’m a governor at Torquay Academy, too, giving me the chance to stay up to date with what’s happening in the world of education. Other interests, aside from friends and family, include art and art history, reading - from contemporary fiction and poetry to Elizabethan/Jacobean literature - history, politics, cooking, walking, and music, in particular Bob Dylan, the blues, and early Elvis. I love writing, too, with one novel published so far – Elvis in Wonderland – and another, Who’s There?, that still needs plenty of work!

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Healthwatch Advice for Sunbathers!

Advice on sunscreens and keeping safe in the sun.With worrying statistic about the rate of increase in skin cancers (see Stories in the Media below) we are encouraging families ahead of the summer hol…

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Help Shape the Future of Devon Health care

New County wide engagement programmePeople across Devon are being asked to help shape the future of health and care in the county by sharing their views as part of a major eight week, engagement progr…

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Devon’s Views on NHS Plans

New report looks at what over 1,000 residents in Devon, Plymouth and Torbay said about the NHS Long Term Plan. A new report has been produced by Healthwatch Torbay which brings together evidence from…

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Have Your say on the NHS

Evaluating Devon’s NHS CommunicationsIt might seem a bit unseasonable as the sun pours down like honey, but The NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group are evaluating their Devon-wide 'winter communica…