Healthwatch Dorset spoke to over 100 women and their families about local maternity services. We organised events for parents and children, ran a Facebook survey and visited local community groups and children's centres to get people's feedback.
26 April 2018
Baby Steps - our report on local maternity services
Healthwatch Dorset spoke to over 100 local women and their families about local maternity services. We wanted to find out what it's really like when you have a baby in Dorset.
26 April 2018
A review of online information about Dorset GP Practices' Patient Participation Groups (PPGs)
In February 2018, under the banner of Wessex Voices (a partnership consisting of the local Healthwatch organisations in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight) a day conference was held in Dorchester for members of Dorset GP practices’ PPGs.
21 April 2018
Community groups win support from Healthwatch Dorset
Healthwatch Dorset has announced the list of community groups who have won awards from its Community Investment Fund.
13 April 2018
Are you autistic? A personal review
This blog is written by Healthwatch Dorset Champion, Jack Welch, pictured on the left of the photo.
5 April 2018
Making More Voices Heard
We are particularly keen to hear from people whose voices aren't as loud or as often heard, as others. To help us achieve that goal, we set aside funding to support local voluntary and community groups.
21 March 2018
Healthwatch Dorset launches Community Investment Fund
The Dorset patient champion has £10,000 to offer to local community groups to help people across the county have their say and get the best out of health and social care services.
8 February 2018
To mark Mental Health Day 2017 we released this short film, which provides an opportunity to look at mental health through the eyes of a young person. It has been developed by young people about young people.
20 December 2017
"Winners and Losers"
At a packed meeting in Dorchester on September 20th, Dorset health bosses took decisions on proposals which have been called the biggest shake-up of health services in a generation. The changes will affect both hospitals and community services.
21 September 2017
Our award-winning mystery shoppers have been out again
Earlier this year, some of our volunteers acted as "mystery shoppers" and got in touch with all GP practices in Dorset, Poole and Bournemouth.
16 August 2017
Meet some of our volunteers
Abi Kitcher volunteered her time with Healthwatch Dorset in July 2016. Abi was studying PR and Communication at Southampton Solent University and looking for work experience for the summer.
10 August 2017