We are calling for anyone who has had experience of end of life care in Dorset over the last three years to come forward and tell us about their experiences.

With the number of people dying in hospital reducing and increasing in other settings as well as at home it is important that patients and carers across Dorset have consistent access to quality care with a focus on what really matters to them.

The CCG is working closely with other organisations across Dorset including BCP Council, Domiciliary Care providers, Dorset Healthcare, Forest Holme Hospice, Lewis-Manning Hospice Care, Macmillan Unit, Marie Curie, University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust and Weldmar Hospice care. Together, we are looking to develop a potential palliative care in the community service.

Your opinion matters. It is key that we understand what matters to patients, families, carers and the staff who deliver of end of life care, as part of the planning process for this new service.  

There are a number of ways that you can share your story with us. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible talking about this sensitive subject.

From 5 July, you can complete this survey online for patients, carers and their families. If you wish to have a printed copy of this survey, please contact a member of the team on the details at the bottom of this article. 

If you need support to complete this survey, you can talk through the survey questions with a member of the team. Contact or email us on the details below to arrange.

Or, you can also share your experiences anonymously online at https://www.careopinion.org.uk/tellyourstory

We will also have a survey for staff, as well as conversations happening within staff teams.

The survey will close Sunday 8 August 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact us on the details below.

Thank you for taking part in this important piece of work.

Our contact details:

Email: communications@dorsetccg.nhs.uk

Tel: 0333 241 2495