In 2018 we joined an NHS England and King’s Fund initiative. The projects aim was to develop new tools for gathering and utilising insight from patients to support health and care service design and improvement. In Dorset, over the past year we worked with Picker, a charity that promotes person-centred care, to design a new tool we could use in Dorset. We wanted to work with members of the public to find out what was important to you in providing feedback. Picker conducted surveys, a focus group and telephone interviews with people from Dorset to help design the survey. Picker used [...]
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We would like to invite you to stay involved with our work to improve mental health services for children and young people in Dorset Once we have finished seeking people's views, we will pull all the feedback together into a report which we will share on this website. This feedback will be used to inform our future plans. There may be opportunities to be more involved in developing these plans and what future services will look like. If you would like to stay involved, sign up here. There's no obligation and you can withdraw at any time.
We’ve been getting social with Instagram. We’re passionate about involvement. And that’s why Instagram is so amazing. Visual, engaging, and a social media platform used by the under 35s. We launched our own CCG Instagram account in September 2019. Within just a few months, our audience has grown rapidly. There are now 290 followers of the CCG Instagram, and growing steadily. Instagram launched in October 2010, and in 2012, when Facebook purchased the photo-sharing platform it had 30 million active users. The platform now has an estimate 1 billion users – 1/10th of the population in the world. And what’s more [...]
The survey closes on 28 Feb 2020. The information you share will be treated in confidence and the report will be anonymised. We'll keep your info safe and sound. It won't be kept for longer than necessary and will only be used to help us make your health care services better. The Market Research Group (MRG) at Bournemouth University is collecting, processing and reporting on the responses to this survey on behalf of your local NHS and councils. The final report will be put on our YourMind webpage for you to read. We will then work with young people and other [...]
To help ease Winter pressures, the Communications and Engagement Team used a new, data-led approach in its targeting this Winter 2019/20. A new campaign was created with the aim of promoting flu vaccination among target groups, easing pressures on hospital Accident & Emergency (A&E) departments, and promoting pharmacy services. To underpin the campaign, the Communications and Engagement Team approached the CCG Business Intelligence Unit for assistance. A key focus for the campaign was easing A&E pressures. The Business Intelligence Unit worked to undertake a new data analysis of attendance at hospital A&E departments with the aim of providing data that could [...]
We want children and young people to have the best mental health and wellbeing. We also understand that people and communities have the experience and expertise that can help us shape what mental health services might look like. We want to know from your experiences what you think about children and young people's mental health services in Dorset. We also want to know what would make these services better. This questionnaire is for anyone who has an opnion or view about children and young people's mental health services. Please share your honest opinions and experiences. This will help us work together [...]
At this time of year, the Children and Young Peoples Emotional Health and Well Being Local Transformation Plan (LTP) is usually updated and published on the CCG and Local Authority Websites. The Local Transformation Plan provides information about Children and Young Peoples Mental Health and Emotional Health and wellbeing services. The plan is usually updated every year but this year we have decided not to update it. Work is still ongoing with the current plan however it will change significantly in the early part of 2020. In June 2020 we will be publishing a Children and Young Peoples (CYP) Emotional health [...]
Engagement champions from across Dorset came together for a ‘We Are The Champions’ Event. More than 90 people attended the showcase event which saw dozens champions come together to share knowledge and expertise. Presentations on the importance of meaningful engagement and communications in supporting experience, outcomes and transformation were given by NHS England’s Roger Davidson, NHS Director of System Partnerships, and Jocelyn Cornwell, Chief Executive, The Point of Care Foundation. The event, which took place on 27 November, also saw the launch of a new collaborative online sharing platform for engagement across Dorset. The online platform means that 80 engagement champions [...]
Working alongside practice teams, patient groups get involved in a variety of activities. As well as providing feedback to practices on the services it provides and helping get information out to the wider patient population, groups work on projects which bring health and wellbeing benefits to their fellow patients. Many PPGs are keen to share their initiatives, to work with other groups and to get new ideas to take back to their own groups. Here’s some tried, tested and inspirational ideas which groups have shared with us. We’re like to add more to the list so do get in touch [...]
Corfe Castle Surgery Patient Participation organised a rolling programme of extremely popular health talks. Held in Corfe Castle Village Club and delivered by expert health care professionals, the talks have so far covered men's health issues, keep healthy on holiday, diabetes and the prevention and treatment of heart disease. There are plans for talks on the menopause, and looking after your liver.