Treating flu this winter

2018-01-03T09:05:27+00:00

Suffering from flu-like symptoms? The best place for most people is at home. Doctors and nurses across Dorset are advising people who have flu-like symptoms to stay at home if they can. In particular, they are asking people with flu not to turn up at hospital emergency departments. This can spread flu to other people [...]

Treating flu this winter 2018-01-03T09:05:27+00:00

Statement on Maternity and Paediatrics in West Dorset

2017-12-20T10:26:43+00:00

Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (DCCG) has signalled its intention to work to maintain a consultant-led maternity and overnight children’s service in Dorchester as part of a single maternity and paediatrics service for Dorset. The announcement was made by Tim Goodson, CCG Chief Officer, at a meeting of the Dorset Health and Overview Scrutiny Committee (DHOSC) [...]

Statement on Maternity and Paediatrics in West Dorset 2017-12-20T10:26:43+00:00

Prescribed medicines – help the NHS get the best value for money

2017-10-06T09:41:01+00:00

The views of local clinicians and members of the public are being sought by NHS England as part of a consultation around medicines which could be considered low priority for NHS funding. The NHS in England spends approximately £645 million per year on medicines prescribed in primary care and that are available over the counter. [...]

Prescribed medicines – help the NHS get the best value for money 2017-10-06T09:41:01+00:00

Prescribed medicines – views wanted on plans to cut out ineffective and low value treatments

2017-10-06T09:24:07+00:00

NHS England (NHSE) published detailed plans in July 2017 to reduce prescriptions for ineffective, over-priced and low value treatments. Helping to trim hundreds of millions from the nation’s rapidly growing drugs bill will create headroom to reinvest all savings in newer and more effective NHS medicines and treatments. The consultation document can be found online. During [...]

Prescribed medicines – views wanted on plans to cut out ineffective and low value treatments 2017-10-06T09:24:07+00:00

CSR consultation awarded Best Practice accreditation

2018-01-08T13:35:54+00:00

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 [...]

CSR consultation awarded Best Practice accreditation 2018-01-08T13:35:54+00:00

Decisions made on the future of healthcare in Dorset

2017-10-05T15:19:19+00:00

The Governing Body of NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group have agreed changes to local healthcare to help ensure high quality and sustainable services are available for future generations. The options considered were subject to a public consultation between December 2016 and February 2017 which saw over 18,500 people give their views. Before making final decisions, [...]

Decisions made on the future of healthcare in Dorset 2017-10-05T15:19:19+00:00

Report on emergency transport published

2017-09-27T15:13:16+00:00

NHS Dorset have today published an independent report into how the proposals and subsequent decisions detailed in the Clinical Services Review (CSR) could impact on emergency transport in the county. Dorset Clinical Services Review: Modelling the Potential Impact on the Emergency Ambulance Service has been produced by South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) and analyses nearly [...]

Report on emergency transport published 2017-09-27T15:13:16+00:00

Report published on Mental Health public consultation

2017-10-05T15:23:14+00:00

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 [...]

Report published on Mental Health public consultation 2017-10-05T15:23:14+00:00

CSR decision date

2017-10-05T15:14:29+00:00

NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group’s Governing Body will be meeting on Wednesday 20 September to make decisions following the recent Clinical Services Review public consultation. The public consultation – which ran between 1 December 2016 and 28 February 2017 - asked for feedback on site specific options for Dorset County, Poole and Royal Bournemouth hospitals, [...]

CSR decision date 2017-10-05T15:14:29+00:00

An independent report looking at responses to improving Dorset’s healthcare

2017-10-05T15:18:01+00:00

An independent report looking at responses to the Improving Dorset’s Healthcare Clinical Services Review consultation has been published today. The 400 page-report, written by specialist consultation analysts, Opinion Research Services, gives details of the public response to proposals for the future of acute and community services across Dorset. The report looks at responses from more [...]

An independent report looking at responses to improving Dorset’s healthcare 2017-10-05T15:18:01+00:00