There’s just two weeks left to have your say on NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) review of the dementia pathway, which sets out proposed changes to improve services from the point of diagnosis to end of life care. Dr Paul French, CCG lead for Mental Health and Dementia, said: “Working alongside patients, carers and clinicians, we found that dementia services could be working better. Since launching the public consultation on our proposals, we have engaged with residents in locations across Dorset to gather their views. “It’s clear we need to do things differently to meet growing demand and provide everyone [...]
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NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is currently in the first year of a system-wide project for Speech, Language and Communication Needs across Dorset. The objective of the project is to deliver a whole system approach to improving speech, language and communication services for children and young people under 25 years old living in Dorset, to ensure services are sustainable in the future. As part of the process, social, education and health sectors have agreed to work together collaboratively to understand the needs of the local population, map local services, design and implement services to meet identified local needs and then [...]
With the hot weather and many visitors coming to Dorset for the summer holiday, hospitals across the county are under significant pressure. People are again being urged to remember that A&E is only to be used in life-threatening situations and those who turn up inappropriately may be turned away. Residents are encouraged to help reduce unnecessary pressures on urgent care services by choosing the right care for their needs. For issues that require urgent attention but aren’t life threatening, visit www.nhs.uk to find your nearest Minor Injuries Unit or Urgent Treatment Centre. There are 8 across Dorset that can help with [...]
Over the last few years, NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has carried out a comprehensive review of the dementia service pathway from the point of diagnosis to end of life care in collaboration with patients, carers and clinicians. Dr Paul French, CCG lead for Mental Health and Dementia, said: “We found that some services aren’t working as well as they could do. Among other feedback, we were told that services are fragmented, there is no continuity of staff and people have to wait too long to get a diagnosis. “To provide high quality care, both now and in the future, [...]
You may have seen stories in the media today regarding the closure of GP surgeries across the country. We would like to reassure local people in Dorset that we are working with GPs, their teams and community staff to make sure services are available when you need them. As you may be aware, Dorset is no different to other parts of the country where there are shortages of GPs. We are doing a number of things to overcome these shortages locally and develop a more resilient primary care network model. We are providing significant investment in new roles including community pharmacists [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
Bournemouth University and Dorset’s Integrated Care System launch a major new partnership to innovate healthcareBethany Davies2019-04-18T14:19:03+01:00
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]