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Audiology (hearing services)

The audiology (hearing) service provides services for adults and children who are affected by hearing loss, distressing tinnitus and balance disorders. A range of support is provided at clinics accross Dorset. The service also run specialist clinics for children and for adults with learning disabilities. Find out…

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Information about Autism Spectrum Disorders and support organisations for people with Autism and their families.            

Cerebral Palsy

Information about Cerebral Palsy and support organisations for people with Cerebral Palsy and their families.

Contacts for complaints about hospitals and the CCG in Dorset

  Contact information for complaints about hospitals and the CCG in Dorset:    Poole General Hospital  Name: Jenny Williams Email: Tel: 01202 448499 Full details for Poole General Hospital    Royal Bournemouth Hospital  Name: Complaints Manager Email: Tel: 01202 704886 Full details for Royal Bournemouth Hospital    Dorset County Hospital  Name:…

Continuing Care and Continuing Healthcare

This page contains information on Continuing Care and Continuing Healthcare.


A dentist prevents and treats problems affecting the mouth and teeth, including dental and oral disease. Find out about NHS dental services including information on dental treatment for people with special needs. The British Society for Disability and Oral Health has links to information on oral health…

Doctors or General Practitioners (GPs)

It is important to register with a GP, so you can access health services if you need them. You can register with a GP of your choice, as long as you live within the surgeries catchment area and they are accepting new patients.  Find out…

Getting a Diagnosis

You might have waited a long time to get a diagnosis and once you’ve got it you may be worried about what happens next. Your doctor or social worker can help you get a diagnosis for your child if they've got special educational needs or disabilities…

Health/Integrated Review for 2 year olds

Early Years practitioners and Health Visiting Teams work together to ensure all children have an integrated review at the age of two. When your child reaches two years old, you will be invited to attend a health review carried out by a health professional (usually…

Hospices and Palliative Care

Palliative care teams support children, young people and their families and help them cope with diagnosis, end of life and bereavement care. Find a local hospice and see the Related Services section for details of local Hospices and Palliative Care provision.