Clincial Services Review update

Independent national experts on NHS service change have backed clinically-led plans to transform hospital services for the people of Dorset. In a landmark decision, the Independent Reconfiguration Panel (IRP) - an independent expert on NHS service change - ruled in favour of the plans to improve services for local people. Poole Hospital will become

Clincial Services Review update2020-01-13T21:55:26+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

Have your say on sexual health services in Dorset

Public Health Dorset and NHS England are seeking your views on how sexual health, contraceptive and HIV care services should be run in Dorset. Your views will help shape how these services are delivered in future and the survey should take around 15 minutes to complete. Sexual health services are available to everyone free of

Have your say on sexual health services in Dorset2019-09-09T10:40:28+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

NHS Long Term Plan: The Views of Dorset Residents

Earlier this summer, Healthwatch Dorset reached out to communities asking for their views on the NHS Long Term Plan. Over 300 residents, patients and families responded with their thoughts on how local services could be improved. Responding to the report, Dorset ICS leader Tim Goodson said: “Healthwatch Dorset has done a great job reaching out

NHS Long Term Plan: The Views of Dorset Residents2019-07-24T10:55:54+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