Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group

Urgent and Emergency Care

The Urgent and Emergency Care/System Resilience clinical delivery group covers a wide variety of areas in urgent and emergency care as well as monitoring two large provider contracts; South Western Ambulance Services NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) and Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (DCHFT).

Our main priorities are:

  • To ensure the Urgent Care Strategy for Dorset is implemented;
  • To identify a team and processes to deliver the Operational Resilience and Capacity Plan;
  • To support the Urgent and Emergency Care Clinical Working Group;
  • To play a large strategic role in both the planning and continuation of services held within the Clinical Working Group;
  • To work with all partners on ensuring that the system in Dorset is resilient at all times;
  • To support the newly formed Emergency Admissions Health and Social Care Clusters;
  • To support the Clinical Services Review in Dorset.

Clinical Lead
Dr Simon Watkins
Deputy Director
Emma Seria-Walker
Head of work area
Hazel Thorp


For any further information or if you have any questions please contact Leanne Barker / James Daniels, who support the team, in the first instance.