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Sharing perspectives and expertise is a key part of the role our Public Involvement in Education and Research (PIER) Partnership plays in BU’s health and social care courses.

We are linked with 87 organisations locally and nationally and the BU PIER Partnership members, who contribute across the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences. Because of this, we take a keen interest in the stories and initiatives that affect those organisations, our affiliates, and members.  

We will use this page to regularly highlight important news and views from our region.


Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area

11 October 2018

The NHS is under severe pressure. Rising numbers of patients need hospital care - whether in an accident and emergency department, for cancer treatment or for planned operations and care, such as knee and hip replacements. Growing numbers of people are also reporting they are struggling with their mental health. Find out how your area compares.


The LGA green paper for adult social care and wellbeing

4 September 2018

Take part in this consultation, which endeavours to put adult social care right at the very heart of the Government’s thinking.


GP Patient Survey 2018

23 August 2018

9 out of 10 patients in Dorset are positive about their GP practice says new national survey.