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National research launched on mental health statistics

National research launched on mental health statistics

The UK’s largest independent regulator of official statistics wants to hear from patients, carers and their families about how they access and use statistics on mental health in England. Working through research consultancy Evolving Communities, the Office for...

Lights, camera, action!

Lights, camera, action!

A series of new community films - supported by Healthwatch Dorset - have been produced to help inform students studying health and social care. The short films, which focus on stories from local people about their experiences of various aspects of health and social...

Healthwatch Dorset Celebrates Older People’s Day!

Healthwatch Dorset Celebrates Older People’s Day!

Engagement Officer Lucy Cribb shares a story about her recent visit to a Christchurch care home, where she teamed up with two local physiotherapists from Medella Home Physiotherapy, to help older residents enjoy an exercise session on Older People's Day. I recently...

The heat is on!

The heat is on!

A look back at the Melplash Show by Lucy Cribb, Healthwatch Dorset Engagement Officer. Over the summer I set up an information stand at the Melplash Show to gather feedback from local people on their experiences of using local health and social care services.  It was...

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