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Making Exeter the most active city in the South West?

Can Exeter become the most active city in the South West by 2018? Credit: ITV West Country

A new initiative is underway trying to make the Exeter the most active city in the South West by 2018.

Sport England will be handing the city council £130,000 later today to help pay for projects that will get people active, and big companies like EDF Energy and Exeter City Council will be targeted to provide workplace activity.


CQC: some of Dorset's health services need improvement

Many community health services in Dorset require improvement, according to the Care Quality Commission.

Some services were rated outstanding Credit: ITV West Country

Some services were highly rated by the CQC: it praises staff for being caring and compassionate, and other services were better than expected.

However, it found problems with some minor injuries units and mental health services for young people, and the overall rating was that services require improvement.

Overview and CQC inspection ratings

Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust provides health and social care to 700,000 people across Dorset. More than half of the trust’s services are provided in the community, in people’s homes, clinics and schools.

The Trust says the investigation's findings are fair.

Consistency is the real challenge and what the CQC report highlights is we have got some outstanding and good services alongside some that are not so good and the challenge is to bring them all up to the standard of the best.

– RON SHIELDS, Chief executive, Dorset Healthcare Trust
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