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Community pharmacies to join the Dorset Care Record

Up to 150 community pharmacies across the county are to be given access to health and social care records held within the Dorset Care Record (DCR) This will give them up to date records in a transparent and easy to understand way – particularly important in this current time. Pharmacies are the first sector outside

Community pharmacies to join the Dorset Care Record2020-05-20T14:55:38+00:00

New Dorset health and care app library is #HereForYou

New Dorset health and care app library is #HereForYou Our Dorset, the partnership of health and social care organisations from across the county, has launched a new online health app library. The launch coincides with the #HereForYou campaign which reassures Dorset residents that their health services are still available should they need them and that

New Dorset health and care app library is #HereForYou2020-05-14T12:54:56+00:00

Could you join our Public Engagement Group?

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

Could you join our Public Engagement Group?2020-02-20T13:40:51+00:00

New Dorset Integrated Care System (ICS) Chair

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

New Dorset Integrated Care System (ICS) Chair2020-02-17T11:11:43+00:00

Further pathways added to the Dorset Care Record

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,

Further pathways added to the Dorset Care Record2019-10-29T13:12:54+00:00

On holiday? Find out how to get care when you need it

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

On holiday? Find out how to get care when you need it2019-08-22T11:47:09+00:00

Local recruitment boost as Poole care home prepares to open

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

Local recruitment boost as Poole care home prepares to open2019-08-21T08:26:27+00:00

National mental health programme to bridge gap between schools and colleges and NHS services

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

National mental health programme to bridge gap between schools and colleges and NHS services2019-07-17T10:16:28+00:00

First 500 health and social care professionals sign up to the Dorset Care Record

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

First 500 health and social care professionals sign up to the Dorset Care Record2019-07-17T07:59:33+00:00

Families asked to help plan short break activities

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

Families asked to help plan short break activities2019-07-03T10:43:39+00:00