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An invitation from NICE

(National Institute for Health and Care Excellence)

The committee of the Friends of the Yeatman Hospital have been invited to draw your attention to the following information:

I’m just getting in touch to let you know that NICE will be holding a Public Board Meeting and Question Time session in Yeovil on the 21 March 2018.

This is a meeting that we hold bi-monthly across the UK and encourage as many people as possible to attend. The event will be held at the  Westlands,  Westbourne Cl, Yeovil BA20 2DD

I just wondered whether you might be interested in attending, and if you are able to help circulate the message amongst your colleagues and anyone else who would be interested in attending.

The sessions are open to anyone, including members of the public and, of course, those working across healthcare, and are hosted by our Chair Professor David Haslam and our Chief Executive Andrew Dillon. It’s an excellent opportunity for those who work with NICE guidance or want to know more about NICE to put their questions directly to our senior management team.

I’ve attached an invitation with full details should you want to share with colleagues. I would really appreciate it if you could support us in helping to raise awareness of the event as it’s an important engagement opportunity. They always prove to be interesting sessions, and lunch is provided for attendees.

The website to register attendance is

Please don’t hesitate to come back to me with any questions, and hope to see you in Yeovil

Best wishes,


Alana Stanton
External Communications
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
10 Spring Gardens London SW1A 2BU

Fabulous Garden Party

By kind invitation of Dr and Mrs Robin Odgers, the beautiful quintessential English garden of Corton Denham House was made available for the Friends to host a summer Garden Party.  On a perfect sunny evening, guests enjoyed strolling in the five acres of stunning gardens. They also enjoyed drinks, light refreshments, and the raffle with some very generous prizes. Altogether a wonderful evening. For those not able to attend, the gardens can be viewed on

Chairman David thanks host Dr Robin Odgers for kindly making his garden available to the Friends

(click on a pic to see a slideshow of the garden)

Live Well Week

You may have visited the one-day Health and Wellbeing Fair held in the Digby Hall in the last few years.  This year events and displays are being run throughout the week commencing Monday 19 June, giving more opportunity for participation.

The Friends will be joining with the Yeatman Hospital between 1pm and 4pm on Monday 19 June, and you will find us with some other organisations in the physiotherapy department.