The ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation means health services, including GP practices, are facing unprecedented demand for services. This will have an impact on the way PPGs and practices work together. At this difficult time PPGs can support their practice in the following ways: Email your practice rather than phoning/dropping by (unless agreed with your practice) Ask your practice if the PPG can support them in any way - each practice and PPG will be different Share positive health messages from credible sources on social media. Look for a blue tick next to the account name - this means the account [...]
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A survey was developed to seek the views of local people and staff on a number of priority areas for the development of health and wellbeing in Dorset (in line with the aspirations of the NHS Long Term Plan). The view seeking ran for 5 weeks (ending on 18 August 2019) and was widely promoted across all health, care and voluntary sector communication networks, via social media and twitter, in the press and through a series of face-to-face events with stakeholder groups, staff, the community and voluntary sector and Dorset Race Equality Council. The views were independently collated and analysed by [...]
We want children and young people to have the best mental health and wellbeing. We also understand that local people and communities have the experience and expertise that can help us shape what these services might look like. Over the next few months we are seeking views on what people feel is good or helpful about children and young people’s mental health services in Dorset. We also want to know what would make these services better. We’re really excited to have co-designed the ‘look’, style, colour scheme, title and survey for the view seeking with local young people. They also told us how they [...]
One year under our belts…and full steam ahead for more. We’re Jim and Gill and we’re celebrating our first year working in the Communications and Engagement Team. We’re here because practices and their PPGs told the CCG that they needed support to establish and develop their PPGs which is exactly what we’re here to do. So thanks, because we thoroughly enjoy our jobs! We’re always on the lookout for ways we can support PPGs - these are some of the things we’ve been doing in our first year: PPGs are really keen to influence the provision of local services And it’s [...]
Infection Prevention and Control Conference 2020 Tickets are now live to purchase via Eventbrite for Dorset Infection Prevention and Control Conference 2020. Attached is a flyer for detailed information and booking process with a direct link. This is CPD recognised event with lunch provided and free parking. Due to popular demand, we are expecting this conference to sell out, as such early booking is advised. The Leg Ulcer and Tissue Viability Service Conference The Leg Ulcer and Tissue Viability Service are holding a conference at the Hamworthy Club October 14th, a flyer with [...]
Last year I was delighted to complete NHS England’s train-the-trainer course to deliver “10 steps to even better public engagement”. This one-day training course introduces an approach to patient and public engagement which is based on best practice. It explores why it is important to engage, gives examples of best practice and signposts to helpful information and resources. In April 2019, we delivered this training to a group of colleagues in Dorset. Feedback was really positive and everyone felt that it helped to improve their knowledge and confidence and also provided a great opportunity to meet and network with other colleagues. I’m [...]
The NHS Long Term Plan says that personalised care will become business as usual across the health and care system, through implementing a Universal Personalised Care model. “A one-size-fits-all health and care system simply cannot meet the increasing complexity of people’s needs and expectations. Personalised care is based on ‘what matters’ to people and their individual strengths and needs.” (NHS England) The NHS model of personalised care is reflected in what we do in Dorset including: a proactive and universal offer of support to people with long-term physical and mental health conditions to build knowledge, skills and confidence and to live well [...]
In November 2018 health, care and voluntary sector staff and public representatives from Dorset did a piece of work with NHS England to identify what was working well and what could be improved in terms of public engagement and communications. One of the areas identified for improvement was for the NHS and local councils to work more closely with the community and voluntary sector when engaging with people of Dorset. Since that time there has been significant and exciting progress including the following: The Community Action Network (CAN), Dorset Community Action and Volunteer Centre Dorset are now all represented at bi-monthly [...]