Supporting people in Dorset to lead healthier lives.

Our mission

Our key mission is to support people in Dorset to lead healthier lives, for longer. This mission sets out our ultimate purpose. It defines what we must aim to achieve every day, through every decision and every interaction we have as an organisation.

As a clinical commissioning group we have a responsibility as leaders within the health economy. Our unique position as clinicians also allows us to view things differently.

We already have an excellent health service in Dorset but, excellent services can still, and must, be improved to reflect a continually changing economy and society. By using our clinical understanding and different perspective we can drive continuous improvements, not just in health care but across all services within Dorset.

Our values

Working openly with the public, our patients and all other stakeholders to build a mutual level of trust and understanding. Being transparent about the decisions we make, the way we operate and the impact we have.

Having the courage to challenge decisions and activities when they are not aligned to our aims and priorities as commissioners of health care. Looking at existing approaches and new challenges in different ways and exploring innovative solutions in order to drive continuous improvements. We will be prepared to take risks and learn from our mistakes.

Being accountable for the decisions we make, responsible for implementing them and reflecting the resources available to us as commissioners. Taking personal, collective responsibility for all our work, supporting the decisions of the CCG.

Working together with our public, patients and stakeholders, involving them in the decision-making process particularly when the decision impacts on them. Working with colleagues from all sectors to make a real difference to services – putting the needs of patients and communities ahead of organisational boundaries.

Proactively adapting, responding to challenges – large and small, national and local – to find a resolution. Responding positively and with a ‘can do’ attitude, to new and different ideas when they are presented.

Putting ourselves in our patients, public and stakeholders shoes, to understand their point of view. Listening to the people and communities we serve, taking account of their views in the decisions we make.

Our aim

  • Uses resources effectively and efficiently

  • Challenges and encourages its partners, members and staff to drive improvements in services and performance

  • Has a local focus, but doesn’t lose sight of the bigger picture

  • Values its staff and membership and is a great place to work

  • Is trusted and builds confidence in our public, patients and stakeholders