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Major Review Launched Of NHS Services In Dorset

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Published at 7:44am 23rd October 2014.

A major programme is being launched to review the health needs of everyone in Dorset.

The aim is to find out how best to meet those needs over the next 10 years.

We are all being consulted - along with GP's, hospitals, local authorities.

The review has come about partly because of an aging population and the financial pressure that brings.

As the organisation responsible for planning and funding healthcare in Dorset, NHS Dorset CCG's pioneering review of local care services will explore how these challenges can be solved before they can impact on the quality of care provided for local residents.

Dr Forbes Watson, Chair of the NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group told Wessex FM: "If we do nothing then there will be a funding gap of £167M a year from 2020, so we need to make sure our systems are sustainable for the future, so to do nothing really isn't an option."

You can listen to Wessex FM's full interview with Dr Watson here:

 

Forbes Watson

The review will be undertaken in partnership with GPs, hospitals, local authorities and the public, and will go through three stages:

1.    Stage one:  Design - a review of current services and the creation of a blueprint for future services that will clearly state what changes are proposed.

2.    Stage two:  Consult - a public consultation so people can have their say on any changes proposed.

3.    Stage three:  Implement - delivery of any agreed changes.

Stage one will run from October 2014 - spring 2015.

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