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
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.
A huge thank you to everyone who provided us with their views.
Feedback was independently collated and analysed by the Market Research Group at Bournemouth University.
Working together to design future services:
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 will commence in October 2018.