New council and NHS parking scheme helps staff spend more time with patients

Health and care staff in Devon can now park on yellow lines when visiting patients at home thanks to a new council and NHS parking permit.

The scheme was developed by colleagues from Devon County Council, NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group and other providers.

It enables permit holders to park on roads with single and double yellow lines for up to an hour if nearby alternative parking isn’t available.

The project, which was recently featured on BBC Spotlight, reduces the stress on staff and maximises the time they spend with clients.

Managers are responsible for registering and allocating permits for their staff – including therapists, care workers and nurses.

To find out more and apply for a permit, visit Devon County Council’s website.