How can I get involved and influence the work of NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group?
Listening to your views and experiences will help us build better healthcare services. There are a number of ways you can get involved with the work we do.
Find out more using the links below.
Special Interest Groups – As well as the groups above we also closely involve national and local special interest groups when we are reviewing and designing services. Examples include The British Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK, Dorset Mental Health Forum, and Youth Groups.
Past and ongoing projects
NHS Dorset CCG works closely with a number of local organisations. They play a significant role in helping us to reach out to our local communities and groups, providing information and opportunity to be involved. The CCG has a duty to engage with some of these organisations including Healthwatch, the Health and Wellbeing Boards and the Health Overview and Scrutiny Committees, who can challenge on proposals in the interests of local residents. It is important that we engage with our diverse communities ensuring their needs are taken into account when co-producing, designing and commissioning services. The main organisations and groups we work with are:
Our commitment to patient and public engagement
NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is committed to placing the views of local people at the heart of their National Health Service (NHS), ensuring that they are included in the review and co-design of local services.
We work hard to build and maintain relationships with partner organisations, groups and organisations and continually explore opportunities for collaborative working.
This, together with our public engagement work ensures that the people of Dorset are provided with the best opportunities to influence the work we do.
Representatives of the NHS Dorset’s CCG’s Engagement and Communications team are members of The Consultation Institute for continuous advice,(weekly) horizon scanning and updates.
NHS Dorset CCG contracts for advice and assurance as appropriate depending on the scale and nature of public consultations.
Our key publications can be made available in alternative formats, such as easy read, large print or audio, and may be available in alternative languages upon request.
Please contact us to make a request at firstname.lastname@example.org
Putting local people at the centre of our discussions (infographic)
Consultation Principles – developed in line with national guidance, with the Patient (Carer) and Public Engagement Group (PPEG) 2016.
Documents from projects
Sample Engagement and Communications plan (MSK Physiotherapy)