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Give Your Feedback On NHS Services In Dorset


7:26am 3rd June 2014

Health patients across Dorset are being asked let bosses know what they think about our local services.

It's the start of a special participation week across the UK.

NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group is responsible for planning and buying local services.

They want feedback on local GP surgeries and maternity units, to name just a couple.

There are two main channels or ways to feedback:

Locality involvement:

Working with local GP surgeries, you are able to support the work of your local surgery and bring information or concerns to the attention of surgery staff and help disseminate information from the surgery to other members of the practice population. You may also be asked to complete an annual patient survey. Groups may be either a real group which meets periodically or a virtual group which people can feed into via the internet or the post.

Disease specific involvement:

Health services in Dorset are commissioned through six work programmes called Clinical Commissioning Programmes. The views of patients and carers who have experience in specific healthcare areas when evaluating or planning new services are always welcome. Panels made up of patients and carers with recent experiences of services give opportunities to participate in questionnaires and other view seeking events.

Chair of NHS Dorset CCG Dr Forbes Watson "All decisions we make on local services as a commissioning organisation should be influenced by those people who use those services. In order to help us achieve this aim we want as many diverse views as we can possibly get in order to ensure we have an equitable view. Recent examples have included shaping local maternity, cardiology and respiratory services; so whatever you can offer please contact us and get involved".

For more info on how you can get involved click here .... www.dorsetccg.nhs.uk

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