Independent national experts on NHS service change have backed clinically-led plans to transform hospital services for the people of Dorset. In a landmark decision, the Independent Reconfiguration Panel (IRP) - an independent expert on NHS service change - ruled in favour of the plans to improve services for local people. Poole Hospital will become [...]
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Psychiatric Liaison Services Review What do you think about psychiatric liaison services at your local hospital? The NHS in Dorset is currently reviewing psychiatric liaison services. As part of that process, the views and experiences of people who use and provide these services are key. We would like you to talk to us about [...]
If you have a 4x4 vehicle and can help take stranded staff to and from hospitals and community services this weekend, we want to hear from you! As you’re probably aware, the extreme weather has been hampering travel to work, and that’s the same for hospital staff across the county. We urgently need volunteers with [...]
Take care and stay safe this weekend As we head into the weekend, Dorset's NHS services continue to be under pressure as a result of the extreme weather conditions, and staff are urging people to stay safe and think ahead if going out in icy conditions. A spokesperson for NHS Dorset CCG “We want Dorset [...]
NHS services are encouraging friends and family of people in hospital not to visit while the severe weather continues. A spokesperson from NHS Dorset CCG said: "we are keen to keep patients and their friends and family safe, and while the severe weather continues we would advise those thinking of visiting friends and family currently [...]
A spokesperson for NHS Dorset CCG “There are significant pressures on the NHS as a result of the severe weather. We are keen to keep patients and staff safe. We have asked General Practices to ensure patients are able to access essential services but some patients who are booked in for routine appointments are likely [...]
We need your help to improve the digital information available to mums, dads, partners and families during pregnancy, birth and beyond. The NHS in Dorset, The Good Things Foundation, and Dorset County Council are working together to look at how we can improve access to information and support and how digital can play a part. [...]
The CSR public consultation process has been awarded ‘Best Practice’ accreditation by The Consultation Institute. The Consultation Institute (TCI) were invited to quality assure the CSR consultation process through an assessment process and provide guidance and advice on how to meet best practice standards. This was to ensure local people in Dorset received the best [...]
An independent report detailing the results of the recent Mental Health Acute Care Pathway public consultation has been published. The 130 page-report written by Bournemouth University Market Research Group gives detailed information on the feedback received on a range of options to improve services in Dorset. These include • Changes to inpatient beds including an [...]
We have today published the headlines from the Mental Health Acute Care Pathway review consultation which took place during February and March 2017. Overall 1156 responses to the consultation were received, of which around 53% were postal responses, the remainder being online. The report has been compiled by The Market Research Group at Bournemouth University. [...]