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Have Your Say Today On NHS Services In Dorset


8:26am 11th December 2014

We're being given the chance to find out about the state of NHS Services in Dorset at an event in Charlton Down this afternoon (11th December).

Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group has been reviewing evidence about health care in the county to make their case for changing services and they want the public to hear what they've found.

The event is happening from 2:30pm-4:30pm in Herrison Hall in Charlton Down.

Dr Forbes Watson, Chair of NHS Dorset CCG, the organisation leading the Review, said: "I hope local people will take the opportunity to come along and hear about the evidence we have collected about patients’ needs, clinical performance and finances that demonstrate why changes to current services are essential."

"People told us what they thought of services in the Big Ask and now we want to show them our evidence about how health care is being delivered in Dorset."

"We want people to tell us if the Case for Change is clear and understandable, and if there is additional information that we need to consider."

The review has been gathering evidence on NHS care in Dorset that includes everything from numbers of treatments and procedures provided for patients, predicted demand in the future, financial information and patients’ views and experiences.

This evidence has been compiled into Dorset CCG's ‘Case for Change’, setting out where they feel there are challenges with current provision, and why they believe local service provision needs to change in the future.

But, no changes will be made without a full public consultation, which will take place in the summer of 2015.

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