We've been working with our local learning disability support groups, Bournemouth People First, Dorset People First and Poole Forum to promote the need for Changing Place toilets.
27 June 2015
Primary Care Dental Services in Dorset
Our review of Primary Care Dental Services in Dorset. Some examples of what people have told us of their experiences of services. The results of our telephone "Mystery Shopping" exercise. And a review of practices' websites.
1 May 2015
GPs and benefits appeals
Healthwatch Dorset received feedback from local people raising concerns about GP responses to patients’ requests for additional supporting medical evidence for benefit appeals, especially in regards to charges and consistency.
27 February 2015
Briefing on mental health services for children and young people
On March 3rd 2015 a debate was held in the House of Commons on children's and adolescents' mental health services (CAMHS).
6 February 2015
Perspectives - Experiences and reflections on mental health issues and assets.
The project tests an approach to stakeholder engagement in understanding population health needs. Following discussion with a number of key stakeholders, it was agreed that the project considers common mental health issues amongst adults.
17 December 2014
Every One Matters
Healthwatch Dorset has collated feedback from patients of Dorset’s hospitals, finding a wide variation in the standard of care Dorset residents receive.
9 October 2014
Annual Report 2013-2014
Read "A Year In Review 2013/2014", in which we look back over our first year of operation.
1 July 2014
Commentary on non-emergency patient transport services
Since October 2013, the non-emergency patient transport service in Dorset has been delivered through a new contract Dorset CCG has with E-Zec Medical. From the beginning, the service experienced considerable difficulties.
23 June 2014
Something To Complain About?
A look at how easy it is to find the right information and support to make a complaint about GP services.
20 May 2014
Feedback on Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
We were invited to attend a joint Bournemouth & Poole Overview and Scrutiny committee meeting on 12/02/14, to report on the feedback we held about Dorset Healthcare University Foundation Trust from patients, service users and the public.
24 February 2014
Our work programme
Healthwatch Dorset has an overarching annual work programme, which identifies our priority issues for the year and is developed using an agreed decision-making and prioritising process.
3 May 2013