Can you help stranded hospital staff get to work?

2018-03-03T14:19:50+00:00

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 [...]

Can you help stranded hospital staff get to work?2018-03-03T14:19:50+00:00

Take care and stay safe this weekend

2018-03-02T16:24:59+00:00

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 [...]

Take care and stay safe this weekend2018-03-02T16:24:59+00:00

Avoid visiting friends and family in hospital while the weather is bad

2018-03-02T10:59:53+00:00

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 [...]

Avoid visiting friends and family in hospital while the weather is bad2018-03-02T10:59:53+00:00

Significant pressures on the NHS as a result of the severe weather

2018-03-02T13:03:16+00:00

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 [...]

Significant pressures on the NHS as a result of the severe weather2018-03-02T13:03:16+00:00

Improving digital information in maternity care

2018-02-16T15:47:56+00:00

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. [...]

Improving digital information in maternity care2018-02-16T15:47:56+00:00

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 winter2018-01-03T09:05:27+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 Dorset2017-12-20T10:26:43+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 money2017-10-06T09:41:01+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 treatments2017-10-06T09:24:07+00:00

CSR consultation awarded Best Practice accreditation

2018-11-05T11:50:24+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 accreditation2018-11-05T11:50:24+00:00