Get Involved

Closing date for survey (18 August) is approaching so do…

Tell us what you think about Dorset’s health and care plans for the future. 

Your local NHS services and councils have a shared plan for our priorities for the next few years. We’d like to know what in our plans is most important to you, and where we should focus our efforts. Have your say on our plans and see our video examples of work taking place in the county now.

We’re keen to hear from as many people across Dorset as possible so do forward our survey link on to family and friends.

Closing date 18 August 2019.

Healthwatch Steering Group Members Wanted

Do you want to help shape Dorset’s health and care? Healthwatch are looking for people with a passion for seeing services changed for the better. Visit the Healthwatch website to find out more.

Creating a Dementia-Friendly Weymouth

A dementia friendly community is recognised by Alzheimer’s Society as being a community which empowers people with dementia. It’s a community where people with dementia feel confident, respected and included so they can contribute and participate in activities that are meaningful to them.

If you’d like to find out more or be involved with the group leading this project (first meeting 11am on 8 October) please contact Community Development Worker Julie.Hursthouse@Weymouthtowncouncil.co.uk

Patient Groups (PPGs)

Our event on 25 July – thank you to all representatives who came along 

We had some great and very comprehensive feedback from PPG representatives who came along to our engagement event on 25 July. Thank you to all who attended from all corners of the county.

News

Gambling Support Service (GCC) – South West England

GambleAware, through our local Citizens Advice, provide a Gambling Support Service in Dorset. The aim is to raise awareness of gambling-related harm by providing information and advice to the public about the risks of gambling and what support is available, also to provide education and awareness training to organisations and agencies who work with the public.

If you would like to find out more, or would like to invite a GSS representative to speak at a patient group or other public meeting, please contact them. Email: gss@dsnd.org.uk or gamblingsupport@citizensadvice.org.uk or visit their website.

Dorset Care Record reaches new milestone

More than 500 health and social care professionals, including a number of GPs, have now completed training and are using the Dorset Care Record. Find out more about the progress that has been made.

Keep up to date with other news on our news pages.