The CCG has a major role in ensuring the timely and effective delivery of health services to Looked-after Children and Care leavers it is required to do so under section 10 of the Children Act 2004.
A Designated Doctor and Nurse are employed as strategic leads to advise and assist DCCG, other commissioners of health services and local authorities within their area accommodating children and young people in fulfilling their responsibilities to improve the health of looked-after children.
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Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group has dedicated medical service commissioned through Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust who complete all Initial health assessments (IHA’s). The Looked after Children’s Health Teams commissioned through Dorset Healthcare (Community Trust) are collocated within the three Local Authorities within the county of Dorset. They are able to support the health needs of children and young people accommodated by either the Borough of Poole, Bournemouth County Council or Dorset County Council or placed in Dorset by other local authorities.
The medical Service are able to complete Initial Health Assessments for children placed in Dorset by other local Authorities under a Service Level Agreement, using the national tariff recommended in ‘Payment By Results’ Document.
These can be requested by sending the appropriate paperwork by secure email to LAC, Poole Hospital or by post (recorded delivery) to this address:
A/O Hannah Stokes LAC Administrator / Medical Secretary
LAC Administrator/Support Secretary
Child Development Centre
We suggest that you make prior contact by telephone first to 01202 263346. The medical service will return the SLA for agreement and an outline of their process to complete and return.
The Looked after Children’s health teams are able to complete Review Health Assessments under a Service Level Agreement, using the national tariff recommended in ‘Payment By Results’ document.
These can be requested by sending the appropriate paperwork by secure email to LAC, Dorset HealthCare or by post (recorded delivery) to this address:
A/O Dorset Health Care Specialist LAC & CL Health Team
We suggest that you make prior contact by telephone first to 01305 361127. The Looked after Children Health team will return the SLA for agreement and an outline of their process to complete and return. The team can also provide some follow up health support, again subject to arranging via an additional SLA.
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Jill Warn and can be contact directly for any health related operations queries for all looked after children, young people and care leavers.