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Eating Disorder Awareness Week: 1 – 7 March 2021

Eating Disorder Awareness Week: 1 – 7 March 2021

Written by Healthwatch Dorset volunteer, Richie, who is currently studying a Masters in Nutrition and Behaviour at Bournemouth University. Eating disorders and the pandemic Whilst it is tricky to separate most things from the effects of the current pandemic, eating...

Healthwatch Young Listeners Project

Healthwatch Young Listeners Project

  Call out for young volunteers age 16-25 - Join us and help make Dorset’s health and care services work better for young people Hi, I am Lindsey Fish, Youth Engagement Officer for Healthwatch Dorset, and I run our Young Listener Project which we launched in...

My diary: conversations about homelessness and health

My diary: conversations about homelessness and health

by Lucy Cribb, Healthwatch Dorset Engagement Officer - December 2020 Working with HealthBus in Bournemouth In October and November 2020, I carried out some engagement work with people who are experiencing homelessness and people who use drug and/or alcohol services,...

Covid vaccination programme gets underway

Covid vaccination programme gets underway

A vaccine which protects against Covid-19 is being distributed in the UK today as part of the biggest mass vaccination campaign in NHS history. People aged over 80 in hospital, frontline health staff and care home workers will be first to get the jab at 70 designated...

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