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Carers Coffee Morning – Come Along!

Posted: 13 December 2016

The next Carers Coffee Morning is on Wednesday 18 January 2017 11:00am – 12noon. Please come along if you look after someone who can’t manage on their own.

Patient Group Meeting – 1:00pm 19 January 2017

Posted: 13 December 2016

We are holding a meeting to discuss the Clinical Services Review and the Dorset Primary Care Commissioning Strategy. These are very important for the future configuration of health services in Dorset, and we are welcoming a Manager from Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group to give us some information on these proposals.

Dorset Driver Gold

Posted: 8 November 2016

Dorset Driver Gold has been specially designed for drivers aged 65 years or over and is run by the award winning SafeWise charity using Driving Standards Agency (DSA) Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) in its delivery.

Dorset Driver Gold offers both practical and theory sessions:

  • The theory sessions include judging speed and distance, negotiating roundabouts, traffic lights and junctions. A session costs £10, is held for up to 20 people and lasts up to three hours including refreshments.
  • The practical sessions are held on a one-to-one basis using the driver’s own car, it lasts up to one and a half hours and costs £45. The ADI will assess the way a driver deals with various traffic situations on the road and then will make recommendations with the aim of enhancing current skills. The sessions are informal and are not a test so there is no pass or fail element*

The session fees cover the cost of the ADIs to run the sessions and a small contribution is made towards the charity’s administration costs. If both sessions are booked a £5 discount will be applied bringing the cost down to £50.

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CQC Inspection

Posted: 21 August 2016

You can click on the link below to view further information on this inspection:

See also our new page we have added, Care Quality Commission