We are pleased to inform you that the new model of care for Dementia Services in Dorset will start to be implemented from 1 April 2021. This follows an unavoidable period of delay due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, when original implementation plans had to be paused.
Dorset HealthCare, with support from Dorset CCG, is now planning to introduce the revised model for Dementia Diagnosis, alongside other improvements to existing dementia services provision as outlined within the Dementia Services Full Business Case. Key to the new model of care is the introduction of Dementia Co-ordinators, who will enhance the post-diagnostic support offer. Dorset HealthCare, as lead provider responsible for delivery of all elements of the new model of care for dementia in Dorset, is currently procuring the new service. The Full Business Case, including the Implementation Plan, is available for your information on both the respective Dorset CCG and Dorset HealthCare websites. Please follow the links below.
We are delighted that from 1 April 2021 local people will have access to new and improved levels of support, both within the diagnostic and post-diagnostic support elements of their dementia care, and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your valued contribution and on-going support throughout the journey of the Dementia Services Review.