Patient Participation Groups (PPGs)

Book your place at our GP Patient Participation Group Networking Meetings in November 2018.

Want to find out more about Digital Technology in the NHS and the future of Domiciliary Care in Dorset? We’ve lined up some great speakers on these subjects for our PPG Networking Events in November.

Everyone is welcome at the events, which are also a great opportunity to meet other people with an interest in PPGs. You don’t have to be a member of a PPG.

  1. Morning of Friday 16 November 2018, St Mark’s Church Hall, Wallisdown, Bournemouth
  2.  Morning of Saturday 17 November, St Aldhelm’s Church Centre, Spa Road, Weymouth

You can book your place at these events online.

We look forward to seeing you.

Book your place

Get Involved

Portland – Have your say on the future of health and care services. 

Dorset Healthcare, the provide of community services in Weymouth and Portland, has arranged 3 public meetings in Portland to be held on 22, 23, and 24 October. Anyone can attend. Book your place online and find out more.

Something for a young-person’s CV?

We are looking for young people between the ages of 16 and 25 years who would like to get involved in this exciting project to co-design Dorset’s Integrated Children’s Community Health Services.

The view seeking stage of this work is now complete and we have moved on to co-designing – which we need some help with.

Lunch (always appealing to young people) will be served at our co-design event at Blandford School on 23 October. Please do promote this event with young family and friends who can sign up to attend. 

News

Winter messages

Primary Care appointments in Dorset are now available between 8am and 8pm seven days a week, including Bank Holidays. Appointments can be booked either by your local practice or by the 24/7 urgent care number 111. More information available. 

Flu jabs

Have you had yours? Flu season is nearly here. Find out how to protect yourself, and what to do if you fall ill, with our latest blog on StayWell Dorset.

Joining up our Health and Care Systems

Watch these 2 short animations to learn how primary and community health and care providers across the country including here in Dorset, are working closely together to deliver better patient care. You can also see how GP practices are networking with other practices and local service providers. Check out our website to see how Dorset health and care providers are working together. http://ourdorset.nhs.uk/

NHS Campaigns – Breast Cancer Awareness Month, World Mental Health Day

Breast Cancer Awareness Month aims to ensure that people are aware of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and to look out for any abnormalities.

World Mental Health Day is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy. The theme this year is young people and mental health in a changing world.