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Health and Wellbeing

Online survey regarding CQC inspection of RUH

Healthwatch Wiltshire has been working closely with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) about their previous and planned inspections and visits to the Royal United Hospital (RUH) in Bath.  The CQC will be inspecting the Hospital again on the 4th – 6th December.

A stronger voice for Devizes Health Matters

Devizes Health Matters (DHM) has agreed to join the Devizes Community Area Partnership (DCAP) as its Health & Wellbeing Interest Group

Health & Wellbeing Strategy

The plan seeks to address local health and social care issues within the Devizes Community Area by linking to Local Area Agreements and the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment in order to identify and deliver projects to further improve the health and wellbeing of the community.

Public Health Issues

We are concerned to protect the current and future health of people living in, working in, and visiting the Devizes Community Area by supporting and monitoring the work of Partner agencies to reduce the causes of air pollution in Devizes.

Retention of Local Health Services

We are committed to working for the retention, enhancement and expansion of existing community health services to meet the increased demand of a growing and ageing population, through early engagement with the new Clinical Commissioning Groups, and by the continued  provision in the Community Area of....

Sustainable Housing - Air Quality & Traffic Congestion

Traffic congestion is a major problem in the town and this plan seeks to encourage the use of other forms of transportation where they are viable. This is unlikely to reduce the number of cars per household so as the number of homes rises so will the number of cars.

Communicating Service Availability to the Public

The ‘signposting’ of services and clear communication with the public about the services available is essential and a variety of different media and locations should be used to achieve this. 

Health & Wellbeing Update

Safeguarding the health of those living in our community area is what our Health and Well-Being Group is all about. There are a number of issues which we are tackling.

Child Protection Policy

The Devizes Community Area Partnership (DCAP) believes that it is always unacceptable for a child or young person to experience abuse of any kind and recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and young people, by a commitment to practice which protects them.

Child Protection Policy August 2012

Community Area Plan

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