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Emily brings new focus

The new Manager of Healthwatch Somerset plans to use her previous experience of managing over 2,000 volunteers from across the South West to build a stronger voice for the people in the county. Former Swim England team leader Emily Taylor previously recruited and...

People in Cheddar encouraged to leave feedback on chemist closure

Feedback is wanted on a planned closure of a Lloyds Chemist in Cheddar (pictured left). Dr Sara Nelson for Healthwatch Somerset said: “We are sorry to hear that Lloyds Pharmacy is closing in Cheddar, and are concerned about any effects that this may have on the local...

Healthwatch Somerset calls for more feedback from public

Somerset’s independent health and care champion – Healthwatch Somerset – is encouraging local people to give their views and experiences of local health and care services following a recently published report on Mendip House in the county. The Safeguarding Adults...

Care Quality Commission care home campaign: Case study recruitment

Would you be happy to share your experience of choosing a care home? Background The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is planning a new campaign aimed at people who are choosing care at home or care home for themselves or a loved one. The campaign aims to raise awareness...

Farewell to Paul Mills

Evolving Communities said farewell to Paul Mills who has resigned as a director after two years as a valued member of the Board. Paul has made a significant contribution to the company’s evolution, bringing his expertise in marketing and communication at a critical...

Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2018-21

The Health and Wellbeing Board has a statutory duty to complete a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA). The Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment is a report from the Somerset Health and Well-being Board on how well pharmacies and pharmacy services are provided to the...

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