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Psychiatric care within hospitals is set to improve


  Written by Casey Townsend Communications and Engagement Coordinator at Dorset CCG casey.townsend@dorsetccg.nhs.uk   @CaseyJTownsend   Psychiatric care within hospitals is set to improve. Last week I was working at the first Psychiatric Liaison workshop. People representing different organisations across Dorset came together to brainstorm what psychiatric care within our hospitals could look like. On my table there were representatives from CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services), Dorset HealthCare, Poole Hospital and community nursing. They were (amongst other job titles) managers and nurses, who have worked front line and behind the scenes. The discussions around the room were passionate and [...]

Psychiatric care within hospitals is set to improve2019-08-08T11:57:15+01:00

Feedback July 2019


  • Get involved - tell us what you think about health and care plans for the future
  • Dementia Services Review
  • Leg Club - find out more and get involved with our new Weymouth leg club
  • Patient groups - calling patient group chairs or a group representative
  • News - check out our Staywell website

Feedback July 20192019-08-12T14:58:56+01:00

Have you ever been affected by cancer with vague symptoms?


Have your say - cancer with vague symptoms The NHS in Dorset wants to improve and standardise the care given to patients who visit their GP with vague symptoms that may indicate the presence of cancer. We are doing this because there are defined pathways for patients who present with specific symptoms indicative of cancer but nothing for vague/non-specific symptoms that could indicate a presence of cancer. 'Vague symptoms' might include abdominal pain, weight loss, nausea/ appetite loss or fatigue. We need your help We would like to work with patients and carers who have experienced cancer [...]

Have you ever been affected by cancer with vague symptoms?2019-07-25T12:09:26+01:00

Patient Participation Group Awareness Week 2019


#GetInvolved with your Patient Participation Group 10th - 15th June is Patient Participation Group Awareness Week. Surgeries all around the country will be taking part by raising the profile of their Patient Participation Groups (PPGs). Patient groups enable patients to be involved in influencing the way local health services are delivered. Anyone can join a patient group and most GP surgeries in Dorset have them. Some GP practices have groups that meet in person up 3 or 4 times a year, others have virtual groups. Patient groups work with their GP surgery in a number of ways. They help to promote [...]

Patient Participation Group Awareness Week 20192019-06-12T15:18:09+01:00