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Feedback June 2019


  • Get involved - NHS Dorset CCG AGM
  • Dermatology Patient Representative Opportunity
  • Other news
  • Other campaigns - Cover Up Mate, PPG Awareness Week, Carers Week, World Blood Donor Day

Feedback June 20192019-06-10T07:48:05+01:00

Patient Participation Group Awareness Week 2019


#GetInvolved with your Patient Participation Group 10th - 15th June is Patient Participation Group Awareness Week. Surgeries all around the country will be taking part by raising the profile of their Patient Participation Groups (PPGs). Patient groups enable patients to be involved in influencing the way local health services are delivered. Anyone can join a patient group and most GP surgeries in Dorset have them. Some GP practices have groups that meet in person up 3 or 4 times a year, others have virtual groups. Patient groups work with their GP surgery in a number of ways. They help to promote [...]

Patient Participation Group Awareness Week 20192019-06-12T15:18:09+01:00

Feedback April 2019 (II)


  • Want to find out more about how GP practices are working in today's NHS?
  • Help us design a new patient feedback tool
  • National Association of Patient Participation (NAPP) Conference - 15 June, Cheltenham
  • Help us to reduce pressure on your local NHS
  • Bournemouth University and Dorset's Integrated Care System launch a major new partnership to innovate healthcare
  • Local GP practices combine to form Shore Medical
  • NHS campaigns - NHS Cervical Screening Programme

Feedback April 2019 (II)2019-05-31T13:26:31+01:00

Feedback April 2019


Feedback April 20192019-04-03T14:50:22+01:00

Maternity Matters Dorset website – co-designed by you


Its nearly our due date! You 'got involved’ in developing our new ‘Maternity Matters Dorset’ website which is shortly due to launch. Following the national Better Births review in 2016, the NHS in Dorset sought the views of over 600 families to find out how we could best support them. They told us they wanted ‘one trusted source of local information, information for dads and partners and one place to self-refer’. In response, we worked with local families, midwives, health visitors, our ‘Maternity Voices’ representatives and partner organisations, to co-design the ‘Maternity Matters Dorset’ website - an online guide to pregnancy, [...]

Maternity Matters Dorset website – co-designed by you2019-03-13T11:05:41+01:00

Just 10 Steps!


    Written by Frances Aviss Senior Public Engagement Lead at NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group   Just 10 Steps! After two jam-packed days in Bristol and Taunton I am really excited to have completed NHS England’s train-the-trainer course to enable me to deliver “10 steps to even better public engagement”. It’s really important to me to help people understand why meaningful engagement is so important and to be able to support staff and public representatives in developing their public engagement knowledge and skills. I’m really excited by this clear and comprehensive one-day training course. It will complement the 4-day co-design [...]

Just 10 Steps!2019-02-28T12:30:09+01:00

DREC Health Ambassadors helping people to Stay Well


Dorset Race Equality Council (DREC) Health Ambassadors In December 2018 Dorset Race Equality Council (DREC) hosted the first meeting of a new health ambassador network – a group of people from different ethnic backgrounds who are very active in their respective communities. DREC and the CCG meet with them three to four times a year, which helps the CCG reach out into their communities and help them communicate key messages about health and care services in Dorset and to explore views, needs and understanding of service provision and development. At the first meeting the group spoke about access to health services [...]

DREC Health Ambassadors helping people to Stay Well2019-02-26T14:16:34+01:00

Feedback March 2019


  • Supporting Stronger Voices event, 13 March 2019 - has your group registered to attend?
  • Dates for your diaries - GP Patient Participation Group Networking events, May 2019
  • Jim & Gill
  • Good news stories
  • Had experience of using the 'Continuing Healthcare' or 'Funded Nursing Care', or 'Funded Out of Hospital' process? Share your experiences to help us improve
  • Cardiology patient representative needed to help us improve our services
  • New GP practice, Carlisle House, Poole
  • Learn more about how local councils and the NHS are working together on the 'Our Dorset' website
  • See more on our current news pages
  • NHS campaigns - Help Us to Help You, NHS 111 and Flu and Norovirus advice

Feedback March 20192019-04-03T08:23:23+01:00

Supporting Stronger Voices Forum


Our Supporting Stronger Voices (SSV) Forum was originally designed to enable NHS Dorset CCG to support, inform and involve patient, carer and public representatives from the key community, voluntary and local authority groups that we worked with. Working with Our Dorset Public Engagement Group colleagues in 2018, we reviewed the membership of the group to ensure that all the communities and groups that they worked with were included. Amongst many others, representative town and parish councillors and hospital public governors were invited to join. The objectives of our Supporting Stronger Voices forum are: • the opportunity for public, patient, carer and [...]

Supporting Stronger Voices Forum2019-02-28T11:44:16+01:00