Get Involved

Want to find out more about how GP practices are working in today’s NHS?

Join us at our patient networking events on 8 & 9 May 2019 where Dr Simone Yule will be telling us about how Dorset GPs are working more closely together to deliver better patient care.

All GP practice patient group (PPGs) members and interested members of the public are welcome to come along.

Wednesday 8 May 2019, 2 – 4pm at Kinson Community Centre, Pelhams Park, Millhams Road, Bournemouth, BH10 7LH

Thursday 9 May 2019, 6 – 8pm at Blandford St Mary School, Birch Avenue, Blandford St Mary, Blandford, DT11 9QD

Find out more and book your place at the events here. Or telephone 07980 751520

Help us design a new patient feedback tool

We are working with Picker, a charity that promotes person-centred care, to develop a tool to gather people’s experience of health and care services in Dorset.

We need your help in understanding what topics are most important when measuring quality of care.

We want to hear from patients, members of the public and professionals working in health and care services in Dorset.

More information and to take part.

GP Patient Participation Groups (PPGs)

National Association of Patient Participation (NAPP) Conference – 15 June, Cheltenham

Celebrating General Practice N.A.P.P. Annual Conference and AGM will take place on Saturday June 15th 2019 Cheltenham Chase Hotel. The event programme will include:

  • Opportunites to share ideas and learn
  • Networking with PPG colleages, practice managers, GPs, practice nurses and CCG Patient Engagement Staff
  • Soapbox – have your 90 second say!
  • Keynote speeches
  • Two workshops – choose from four on offer
  • PPG of the Year Award
  • Marketplace and exhibition

Find out more and book your place on the NAPP website – up to 2 delegates per PPG.

The event has received some very good feedback in previous years.

News

Help us to reduce pressures on your local NHS

NHS services in Dorset are currently experiencing significant levels of demand. The public are being urged to choose the right care to ensure they receive the most appropriate treatment and to help reduce unnecessary pressures. More about how you can help on our website.

Bournemouth University and Dorset’s Integrated Care System launch a new major partnership to innovate healthcare

An important new partnership between Bournemouth University, the local NHS and industry has been launched with the aim of using innovation to drive forward improvements in healthcare outcomes for people across Dorset. Find out more in our online report.

Local GP practices combine to form Shore Medical

Patients in Poole are set to benefit from the formation of Shore Medical: a new partnership formed from a number of local GP practices working together. In total 58,500 patients will have their health care provided by Shore Medical. Find out if your practice will be part of the partnership.

Current campaigns – Cervical Screening Saves Lives

The NHS Cervical Screening Programme has made a significant impact on cervical cancer mortality since it was established in 1988, saving an estimated 5,000 lives a year. However, coverage is at a 20-year low with one in four eligible women in the UK not attending their test. In Dorset only 63% of women in the 25 to 49 age group have had adequate cervical screening checks in the last three years. Cervical screening can stop cancer before it starts by preventing potentially harmful c ells from developing. If you get an appointment sent to you, make sure you don’t ignore it.