Parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities are being asked to help plan short break activities in Dorset. Dorset Council commissions a variety of short break services, which allow children and young people to have fun outside the home and give parents and carers some much-needed
Dorset Council is inviting more parents, carers, children and young people to help design and improve services for children and families. It’s part of the council’s wider work to make sure communities help create, shape and redesign services. Find out more via the Dorset Council website.
To mark International Nurses Day 2019, nurses from across Dorset came together for their first conference at Kingston Maurward House in Dorchester. The event provided an opportunity to hear about initiatives taking place within nursing and to celebrate the ongoing contribution nurses make to the care and wellbeing of
NHS services in Dorset are currently experiencing significant levels of demand. The public are being urged to choose the right care to ensure they receive the most appropriate treatment and to help reduce unnecessary pressures. Pharmacies offer a lot more than just a place to collect a prescription – they
Public Health Dorset is encouraging residents in Bournemouth to help improve their own wellbeing while giving love and attention to the parks and open spaces in the area. Parks in Mind is a project funded by Public Health Dorset and run by Bournemouth Parks Foundation in partnership with Bournemouth Borough
Public Health Dorset along with partners are encouraging people across Dorset, Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch to get outside in May as part of Naturally Healthy Month. Naturally Healthy Month is happening across the south west and encourages people to get outside to improve their wellbeing through being in nature. Spending
If you enjoyed Beat the Street, you are going to love our new orienteering course being set up in Weymouth. Due of the success of Beat the Street, three new orienteering courses have been set up in the Nothe Gardens in Weymouth. Families are pop along and have a go
If you are a woman aged 25 – 64, it is time to book your cervical screening. Two women die a day from cervical cancer. This number could be reduced by women booking their cervical screening. Find out more on the Public Health Dorset website.
An important new partnership between Bournemouth University, the local NHS and industry has been launched with the aim of using innovation to drive forward improvements in healthcare outcomes for people across Dorset. The ‘Transforming Healthcare Through Innovation’ event, attended by over 150 specialists from across professional practice, academia and business,
Government inspectors have published their feedback on services for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Dorset. In February, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) re-visited the area to see whether Dorset County Council and the NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) had improved since the previous inspection in
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