NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group is responsible for planning and securing health services in Dorset.

We are reviewing physical health services for children and young people provided in the community.

This includes primary and community care as well as community hospital services for 0-25 year olds.

We want to:

  • provide care closer to home

  • identify problems at an earlier stage and provide help sooner

  • ensure that vulnerable children and young people are able to access all services

  • have a clear system of support that is understood by children, young people and their families

View seeking:

The first stage of this review was to find out what is being done well and what could be done better.

We developed surveys for young people aged 16-25 and parents/carers of children and young people aged 0-25

We also had a survey for other local stakeholders with an interest in the provision of health services for children/young people.

We also sought the views of under 16 year olds in a variety of ways including at schools and youth forums.

The young people and parents/ carers who gave us their views, also had the opportunity to sign up to come to workshops. These workshops are to co-design how services could look.  We had the first of these events in October 2018. There were 60 young people and decision makers who came along.

Read feedback from our first event.

Thank you to everyone who took part in this event. We are listening.

Working together to design future services:

A huge thank you to everyone who provided us with their views during the view-seeking phase.

Feedback was independently collated and analysed by the Market Research Group at Bournemouth University.

During the view seeking stage we asked people if they wanted to stay involved in the next stage of the review – working together to design future services.

We will be working with young people aged 16-25, parents/carers of children and young people aged 0-25 and other local stakeholders to consider the feedback and design future service plans together.

This work commenced in October 2018.

Other information:

For further information send us an e-mail or telephone: 01305 368073. This number will be monitored during weekdays.