Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group

 Improving Dorset's Dementia Services

Update on Dementia Services Review - September 2017 

This is an update on the progress of the Dementia Services Review that is being progressed across Dorset.

Key themes across groups

Link to the key themes that came out of the view seeking events for the Dementia Services Review

Health and Social Care Needs Analysis Report

View Seeking Report





Needs Analysis Report


View Seeking Report


The Dementia Services Review so far

At the end of 2016, for a 9 week period, we asked you what you thought of dementia services in Dorset. We wanted to know what is working well, what isn't working well and what could be improved. 

We were collecting feedback about services which are are specifically accessed due to memory loss or dementia. These services may include:

  • Your GP
  • The Memory Assessment Service
  • The Memory Support and Advisory Service
  • Care whilst in hospital
  • Community mental health teams
  • Dementia respite care
  • Care homes that care for people with dementia
  • Care at home

We want to make sure that dementia services help people to maintain their independence, choice and control over their lives.

This is a joint project between the local authorities and the NHS in Dorset.

How did we collect feedback?

Here are some of the ways we went about finding out what you think:-

  • We had an information leaflet and Freepost survey, which was available in public locations such as your GP surgery and libraries. 
  • We had an online survey, which was the most popular method for people wanting to give their views. 
  • We also held public workshops across Dorset. 
  • We liaised with dementia groups and organisations. 
  • We worked closely with the hospitals, other dementia organisations and local authorities to reach as many interested people as possible. 
  • We spoke to staff groups so they were able to give their views in Dorset HealthCare including Alderney and Westhaven hospitals, District Nursing teams and Social Services teams.

What happens now?

All the information which we collected has been independently reviewed by Bournemouth University. They have collated and themed this information and produced a 'Findings Report'. Click here to see this report

The next stage of the review will be developing options for how services might be organised better. These options will then be available for the public to consult on.

We will email information about the review as it progresses to the people who signed up to stay informed. If you wish to sign up please contact us on the details below. Otherwise, all updates will go on this website.

Our contact details:


Tel: 01202 541946



 Thank you for taking an interest in this review.