People living in Dorset can look forward to enhanced coordinated care as further records are joined up within the Dorset Care Record (DCR).The latest records to come on stream cover radiology results from Dorset County Hospital (DCHFT), Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals (RBCH) and Poole Hospital (PHFT), as well as
The results of the latest National Cancer Patient Experience Survey have been published, with Dorset scoring an excellent 8.9 out of 10. The results ranged from 8.3 to 9.2, with a national average of 8.8. The survey was completed by 1,381 cancer patients in Dorset who have attended Dorset County
Allied Health Professionals (AHP) make up a large number of the NHS workforce across the UK, but many people aren't sure who they are or what they do. We spoke with Hillary Hall, Allied Health Professionals Lead for Our Dorset, about her role, and how she's helping to highlight the
Today sees the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan which will save almost half a million lives with practical action on major killer conditions and investment in world class, cutting edge treatments. NHS Dorset CCG Chief Officer Tim Goodson “We welcome the NHS Long Term Plan which was published today
If you missed local GP and ICS Clinical Lead for Dorset, Dr Karen Kirkham talking about integrated care in Dorset on this morning's Radio 4 Today programme it is available through BBC Sounds - bbc.in/2QpSxbX from 1hr 38m.
A group of general practices in east Dorset has received national recognition for making improvements to patient care in one of the most socially challenged parts of Dorset. "We realised that we wouldn't survive as a single practice, we needed to work with others..."
An expert review of 34 cases by Dorset’s most senior doctors and paramedics has concluded that increased travel times by ambulance would not have changed the outcomes for these patients at potentially higher risk. The comprehensive review was carried out by a panel of clinicians, which included senior A and
Two wards at Alderney Hospital in Poole are leading the way in helping elderly dementia patients spend their final days in dignity and peace. Staff working on Herm and St. Brelades wards have been awarded Gold Standard Framework (GSF) accreditation – making them the first elderly care mental health units
With the winter months just around the corner, local health and care partners are reassuring people that plans are in place to cope with seasonal pressures. Dr Simon Watkins is a local GP and chair of the Urgent Care Group “As a healthcare system we never stop planning for winter
NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is pleased to announce that it has awarded a contract to provide a new Integrated Urgent Care Service across the county from April 2019. The contract has been awarded to Dorset HealthCare, which will be lead provider, working with The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch