NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and its local authority partners are reviewing Children’s Speech and Language Communication Needs Services in Dorset.
The objective of the project is to deliver a whole system approach to improving speech, language and communication services for children and young people under 25 years old living in Dorset, to ensure services are sustainable in the future.
The project is in its first year and is currently focused on carrying out an initial review of existing services. At the same time as collecting this data, we recognise the importance of gathering views and experience from service users and to ensure patients, carers and the public have their say about the service. The survey feedback will be anonymous and will be analysed alongside the service review data and will inform future speech and language commissioning for Dorset.
The survey closing date is 31st October.
Patient Group web page and toolkit
Jim and Gill, our PPG support officers, are pulling together information to help PPGs develop – to include advice, ideas for projects, promotional materials, templates, good news stories and PPG successes. If you have anything you’d like us to feature, do get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll update when we launch. Watch this space.
Brexit information for patient groups
In response to some concerns from patient groups about important supplies following a no-deal Brexit, the government has provided guidance on medicines and food if there is a no-deal Brexit.
There is also information on preparing for Brexit available.
EU Settlement Scheme
Do you know of any colleagues, clients, friends or families who may need assistance to get the immigration status needed to continue to live, work or study in the UK, and be eligible for public services and public funding? A team of Citizens Advice and Dorset Race Equality Council officer are here to help.
Did you know that Age UK Dorchester (01305 269444) and Bournemouth (01202 530530) which between them cover most of the Dorset area, are now offering an even wider range of services for their clients. Do have a look to see if you, a family member, friend or neighbour might benefit. Both branches are happy to talk through the services they offer which include: information and advice, foot care, carers support, getting online with computers, social and lunch clubs, dementia support and better balance classes.
The flu virus strikes in winter and it can be far more serious than you think.
Flu can lead to serious complications such as bronchitis and pneumonia, and it can be deadly, that’s why the flu jab is free if you’re aged 65 or over, of if you have a long-term health condition.