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Feedback wanted on co-ordinated community services in Dorset

By jspiteri  |  Posted: February 27, 2014

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If you have an opinion on co-ordinated community services in Dorset then the local health and social care community want to hear from you. Whether or not you have shared your views with us before; your views matter.

The Better Together programme to join up health and social care is looking at the future of community based teams for frail elderly people and people living with multiple long term conditions in Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole.

People who take part will be asked to comment on a range of statements about coordinated health and social care.

Dr Chris McCall from NHS Dorset CCG said “Everyone within both health and social care communities is committed to ensuring that local people are able to get the best possible care that is appropriate to their needs. Integrated Care means teams working in close partnership; this can make sure resources are used effectively - delivering better care, closer to home”.

Sally Sandcraft, Deputy Director Review Design and Delivery (East) NHS Dorset CCG explains “The statements we are asking people to comment on have come from national research about what integrated care should look like from their point of view. We want to review these findings with local people in Dorset to get local information and perspective. There are no right or wrong answers; we just want some honest feedback from local people living in Dorset”.

People can give their views by visiting the online survey.

The cut-off date for feeding back at this first stage is Friday 21st March 2014.

All views received will help to shape a proposal on the future of services which will be available for public comment during May 2014.

The Better Together programme is a Dorset-wide initiative that will radically change the way health and adult social care services are delivered in the future. For more information visit www.dorsetforyou.com/better-together.

Anyone with questions or queries should call 01305 361219 and leave a message, a member of the team will call back.

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