Ambitious plans for Dorset’s healthcare

Earlier this week the new Conservative government renewed their election pledge to provide an additional £8 billion of funding to the NHS and to deliver seven day a week access to GP services. Echoing the national direction of travel embodied within this pledge and also Sir Bruce Keogh’s review of urgent and emergency services are the ambitious new proposals from NHS Dorset CCG. The CCG’s Governing Body have today approved ambitious new proposals to improve the quality, safety and sustainability of health care services across Dorset. The plans include a bold vision for how to deliver greater access to GP and community services and a shift to having more care delivered closer to home and outside of acute hospitals. Acute hospital provision will change with the establishment of centres of excellence delivering the very best in emergency and planned services. Amy has been working with the CCG since October 2014 to help shape their engagement and communications work at this exciting time. She will continue to providing strategic advice up to the planned public consultation that will take place later this summer.