Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group

Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

The overarching purpose of the Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Clinical Delivery Group is to support our organisational mission by providing oversight and accountability for the transformation of models of mental health and learning disabilities service provision in Dorset.

Find out more about the Mental Health Acute Care Pathway Review. 

Find out more about the Dementia Services Review.


Key areas of work

Work is being carried out in the following areas:

  • Accountability for delivering new national access standards for mental health services including:
  • Responsibility for co-ordinating the mental health Crisis Care Concordat action plan for Dorset;
  • Support completion of relevant Senate and Gateway actions;
  • Early Intervention in Psychosis
  • Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)
  • Psychiatric liaison services
  • Transforming Care Plan for learning disabilities

Accountability and responsibility for implementing parity of esteem for those with serious mental illness and dementia.

Delivery of the 5 year vision for mental health and learning disabilities.

Clinical Lead
Dr Paul French

Deputy Director
Sally Sandcraft

Head of work area
Kath Florey-Saunders

For any further information or if you have any questions please contact Lorraine Bailey, who supports the team, in the first instance.