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Conference celebrates nurses across Dorset


To mark International Nurses Day 2019, nurses from across Dorset came together for their first conference at Kingston Maurward House in Dorchester. The event provided an opportunity to hear about initiatives taking place within nursing and to celebrate the ongoing contribution nurses make to the care and wellbeing of the people of Dorset. The conference was opened by Sue Doheny, Regional Chief Nurse at NHS England and NHS Improvement. Various speakers working in nursing across the county gave updates on the advanced nurse practitioner-led service on Portland, a new Telehealth Service for palliative care patients and pre-hospital critical care nursing, [...]

Conference celebrates nurses across Dorset2019-05-22T14:39:11+01:00

Help us to reduce pressures on your local NHS


NHS services in Dorset are currently experiencing significant levels of demand. The public are being urged to choose the right care to ensure they receive the most appropriate treatment and to help reduce unnecessary pressures. Pharmacies offer a lot more than just a place to collect a prescription – they can advise you on how to treat a variety of minor illnesses or conditions. Pharmacies in Dorset have private consultation rooms so you can speak in confidence and you will be advised if you need to see a GP. There are over 150 in Dorset alone so there will always be [...]

Help us to reduce pressures on your local NHS2019-04-24T16:17:10+01:00

Bournemouth University and Dorset’s Integrated Care System launch a major new partnership to innovate healthcare


An important new partnership between Bournemouth University, the local NHS and industry has been launched with the aim of using innovation to drive forward improvements in healthcare outcomes for people across Dorset. The ‘Transforming Healthcare Through Innovation’ event, attended by over 150 specialists from across professional practice, academia and business, marked the start of a formal partnership between Bournemouth University and Dorset’s Integrated Care System (ICS), which is a partnership of all NHS and local authorities in the county. As well as hearing from key speakers involved in Dorset health care, the event featured practical examples of how technology is being [...]

Bournemouth University and Dorset’s Integrated Care System launch a major new partnership to innovate healthcare2019-04-18T14:19:03+01:00

Help us design a new patient feedback tool


We need your help to design a new patient feedback tool. We’ve been working with NHS England and the King’s Fund to develop a new tool to gather people’s experience of health and care services in Dorset. We’re working with Picker, a charity that promotes person-centred care, to design this tool. We need your help in understanding what topics are most important when measuring quality of care. We want to hear from patients, members of the public and professionals working in health and care services in Dorset. Click the link to find out more and take part in the survey to inform the development of the [...]

Help us design a new patient feedback tool2019-04-16T15:32:37+01:00

Maternity Matters Dorset is launched


Dorset’s Local Maternity System (LMS) is proud to launch the Maternity Matters Dorset website – a brand new online guide to pregnancy, birth and beyond to support those who are expecting. The Maternity Matters Dorset project was born out of Better Births, a national review carried out in 2016 that set out a vision to improve outcomes of maternity services in England. Dorset was selected as one of seven early adopter sites for localised initiatives to be piloted to pave the way for safer, more personalised care for all women and every baby. Dorset’s LMS has worked closely with those delivering [...]

Maternity Matters Dorset is launched2019-03-25T08:06:23+01:00

New campaign to reassure the public of the positive future for Poole hospital


A new communications campaign has been launched to reassure the public of the positive future for Poole Hospital staff, services and site. The first phase of the campaign highlights what will be provided in the Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) at the hospital when it becomes the major planned hospital in 2023/24. Future themes will cover maternity, paediatrics and other major clinical services affected by the CSR changes. Posters containing key information will shortly be distributed across the hospital. They will also be sent to local authority councillors and leaders as helpful information to share with their residents during the forthcoming local elections. [...]

New campaign to reassure the public of the positive future for Poole hospital2019-03-14T13:43:34+01:00