We’re looking for 10 people with lived experience of Dorset’s geography, demography and diversity to join the Our Dorset Public Engagement Group (PEG). ‘Our Dorset’ is the county’s Integrated Care System, a partnership of local NHS organisations, Public Health Dorset, local councils, and the Voluntary Sector. Partner organisations are working together to improve health and
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The appointment of the first independent Chair of the Dorset Integrated Care System (ICS) has been made. Jenni Douglas-Todd, who is currently Deputy Chair and Senior Independent Director with University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, and a former chief executive of Hampshire Police Authority and the office of the Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner, is
Better Informed means Better Care for Dorset residents – Further pathways added to the Dorset Care Record People living in Dorset can look forward to enhanced coordinated care as further records are joined up within the Dorset Care Record (DCR). The next tranche of health and social care records are coming on stream this week,
People holidaying in Dorset are being encouraged to find out where they can get urgent care if they need it and make the right choice to help both themselves and local NHS organisations. Sue Sutton, Deputy Director of Urgent Care with NHS Dorset CCG said “We often hear of emergency departments being used where treatment
A new dedicated care home for specialist nursing and dementia in Poole will be officially handed over by the contractors to BCP Council and Shaw healthcare next week (Monday 19 August). Staff from Shaw healthcare, the operators of the new 80-bed home, Figbury Lodge, are making preparations to start accepting the first clients from next
Pupils struggling with mental health are to benefit from more joined up care and support across schools, colleges and specialist NHS services, in a national roll out of a £9.3 million training scheme. Every school, college and alternative provision will be offered training through a series of workshops as part of the Link Programme, with
More than 500 health and social care professionals have signed up to the Dorset Care Record (DCR), marking a milestone for the project which aims to create a comprehensive and up to date record for every person having treatment in the county. Representatives from all the Dorset Care Record partnership members have completed the mandatory
Parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities are being asked to help plan short break activities in Dorset. Dorset Council commissions a variety of short break services, which allow children and young people to have fun outside the home and give parents and carers some much-needed time to themselves. Find out
Dorset Council is inviting more parents, carers, children and young people to help design and improve services for children and families. It’s part of the council’s wider work to make sure communities help create, shape and redesign services. Find out more via the Dorset Council website.
Public Health Dorset is encouraging residents in Bournemouth to help improve their own wellbeing while giving love and attention to the parks and open spaces in the area. Parks in Mind is a project funded by Public Health Dorset and run by Bournemouth Parks Foundation in partnership with Bournemouth Borough Council. It also receives backing