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Children and Young people influencing their NHS


Listening to the opinions and experiences of young people about the NHS -  Be Heard. The Integrated Community Children’s Health Service (ICCHS) project aims to help improve physical health services for children and young people. Listening to what young people and their families/ carers have to say is an integral part of this. Last summer, we asked young people in Dorset to tell us what they think about their NHS. We worked with some creative teenagers who helped to design the look and questions that we used. (See a short summary version of the results) The young people and parents/ carers [...]

Children and Young people influencing their NHS2019-01-23T12:19:43+00:00

New Year, New Team


Written by Sue Brazier, Senior Engagement and Communications Coordinator Meet our new PPG Support team members Need help with your recruitment days and PPG projects? I am pleased to announce that we have two new members of staff starting work in January whose roles will be to support the development of a stronger network of PPGs. Jim Gammans and Gill Foott introduced themselves at the November PPG networking event in Weymouth and are keen to start their role supporting PPGs across Dorset.   Jim previously worked in our Continuing Healthcare Team,  and before that in a very public-facing role for Age [...]

New Year, New Team2019-01-16T13:23:45+00:00

Our Public Engagement Group – A year in


 It has been a year since the start of our Public Engagement Group, aka, The PEG. The group is made up of 25 local people. They have a wealth of lived-experience across Dorset’s geography, demography and diversity.  They meet bi-monthly to provide advice, guidance and challenge across a huge variety of areas. The PEG started in 2017, as an important part of Dorset's Integrated Care System. This means services provided by the local authorities and the NHS working in a more joined up, coherent way. As part of this, the Engagement Leads from across health and social care came together [...]

Our Public Engagement Group – A year in2019-01-23T12:22:34+00:00

Feedback December 2018


  • What you thought about our November PPG networking events
  • National Association of Patient Participation (NAPP)
  • Your feedback needed on your visits to to Minor Injuries Units since January 2018
  • Interested in helping people in your community who experience mental well-being changes?
  • Fit for my future - towards a healthier Somerset
  • Need a Primary Care appointment out of hours?
  • Abbotsbury Road Practice closure and Weymouth & Portland update
  • What do you know about Integrated Care Systems? (ICS)
  • Your Dorset newsletter
  • Out of Hours Social Care in Dorset - contact information

Feedback December 20182019-01-02T09:36:40+00:00

#EngagingDorset to work better together


Integrated Care System (ICS) Public Engagement Project Written by Casey Townsend Communications and Engagement Coordinator at Dorset CCG casey.townsend@dorsetccg.nhs.uk In November 2018, NHS organisations in Dorset,  councils, voluntary organisations and members of the public attended a workshop to plan how to work together more effectively when communicating and engaging with people. The aim is to develop a plan to improve the way the public are involved in local projects and decision making. It is called the Integrated Care System (ICS) Public Engagement Project. NHS England selected Dorset to be the first of six pilots for this project. The day opened with presentations [...]

#EngagingDorset to work better together2019-02-12T15:09:59+00:00

Bringing Our Staff Together


Written by Casey Townsend Engagement and Communications Coordinator casey.townsend@dorsetccg.nhs.uk   Bringing Health and Social Care Staff Together – Thursday 29 November 2018 Staff working in health and social care in Dorset have been invited to attend this event to showcase and celebrate positive changes across our health and care system. There will be a focus on work that staff do in partnership on a daily basis. Staff attending the event include those who work in care homes and as care workers in people’s own homes, those who provide care in hospitals and those who manage those workloads and co-ordinate that care. [...]

Bringing Our Staff Together2019-01-16T13:24:51+00:00

Feedback October 2018 (II)


  • Bring your smartphones to our Patient Group (PPG) Networking meetings on 16 & 17 November 2018. All welcome. Book your place
  • We want your good news stories
  • Help shape services at The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital - engagement event
  • Free online courses - how the health system in England really works
  • Take our survey to tell us how you are using technology - shaping the future of digital Dorset
  • Find out more about the benefits of having specialist hospitals in Dorset
  • Our Patient Engagement Group - watch our video to see how we are working with them
  • More out of hours primary care appointments now available
  • Stay well this winter
  • Learn more about NHS priorities on the NHS England website
  • NHS campaigns

Feedback October 2018 (II)2018-12-13T15:05:52+00:00

We won! The Healthcare Transformation Awards 2018


In July this year we won the “Improving Patient & Community Engagement”, Healthcare Transformation Award 2018.   This was specifically for the Integrated Care System in Dorset. The award was for the key role that the PEG (and its predecessor the Clinical Services Review Patient (Carer) and Public Engagement Group) have played in supporting system wide integrated public engagement.  Below you can see... Pauline (our Head of Communications and Engagement), Frances (Engagement and Communications Lead) and Ian (Chair of our PEG).

We won! The Healthcare Transformation Awards 20182018-10-15T14:03:43+00:00

Feedback October 2018


  • Book your place at our PPG networking meetings on 16 & 17 November 2018
  • Portland - Book your place at October public meetings
  • Young people needed - could enhance their CV
  • Stay well this winter
  • Flu jabs
  • Learn about how services are joining together - animations
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • World Mental Health Day

Feedback October 20182018-10-31T10:34:48+00:00

Feedback September 2018


  • GP Patient Participation Group Networking meetings November 2018
  • Improved resources for PPGs
  • Get Involved – Community Physical Health Service engagement report
  • Get Involved – Digital Dorset
  • Thrive cancer support club
  • Carers Action Plan
  • GP Medicines prescribing
  • NHS campaigns – Your Heart Age, Be Clear on Cancer, Urology Awareness month

Feedback September 20182018-10-29T09:41:01+00:00