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          Local Services

                Advice and Counselling Services

                Dorset Drug and Alcohol Service - 01305 760799
                Relate - 01305 262285
                Dorset Women's Outreach Project - 0800 5877480
                Citizen's Advice Bureau - 01305 782798 
                Childline - 0800 1111
                Community Support Organisations
​​                Age Concern - 01305 761828
                Housing Advice Centre - 01305 838400
                Dorset Association for the Disabled - 01305 849122
                Fairfield Day Centre (DCC for older people) - 01305 821337
                St. John Ambulance - 01305 820888
                Portland Community Minibus Association - 01305 824999
                Anchor Staying Put (home adaption service) - 01305 785340
​                Royal Manor Health Care - 01305 820422 
                Portland Hospital - 01305 820341
                Minor Injuries Unit Portland Hospital - 01305 860111
                Osprey Leisure Centre - 01305 
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                  Dorset Police - 01305 222222
                  Crimestoppers - 0800 555111
                  Portland Centre - 01305 824333
                  Dorset County Council - 01305 251000
                  Weymouth & Portland Borough Council - 01305 838000
                  Portland Town Council - 01305 821638
                  Tophill Library - 01305 820171
                  Underhill Library - 01305 820149
                  Wessex Water - 0845 6004600
                  Southern Electric - 0845 7444 555
                  NHS Advice - 111

                  Children & Young People
                  Portland Youth Centre - 01305 823663
                  Islanders Club for Young People - 01305 860993
                  YMCA - 01305 823761
                  Osprey Leisure Centre - 01305 824378
                  Outlooks Family Centre - 01305 823794


Details on Transport to & From Hospital for the registered blind


Patient Transport Information

Link to Health watch.​ From Katy at ICA.


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Introducing the NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group

NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group has been set up to plan, fund and manage hospital and community services for the local population. We have a membership of 100 GP practices across Dorset with support from other health professionals, lay people and NHS managers. To support our development and our relationship with local stakeholders, we have developed this update to provide a briefing on our activities and highlight the opportunities to engage further with our development, priorities and ambitions over the coming years.


Welcome from the Chair – Dr Forbes Watson

This is our first working week as a statutory body. We have worked hard over the past months to build up our relationships locally and to ensure that we are ready to take on this key role for the people of Dorset. We are at the beginning of a journey, one that we hope we will take with you and our residents to support people in Dorset to lead healthier lives.  Please click here to access my welcome message.


Strategic principles and annual priorities

Following work over the winter, we have now agreed and published our draft strategy for the coming five years, as well as our overarching priorities for the coming year. Our strategic principles are:

·        designing services around patients;

·        preventing ill health and reducing inequalities;

·        ensuring sustainable healthcare services;

·        enabling care closer to home.

With our priorities for delivery for the coming year being:

      improving dementia diagnosis and services;

      reducing avoidable emergency admissions;

      reducing preventable deaths.


This draft strategy is on our website and we will be undertaking work over the coming months to engage further on this with our stakeholders to ensure that our principles align with local aspirations.


Helping people understand the changes

The changes in the NHS are confusing for many of us. We have therefore produced some useful leaflets for our residents andstakeholders to help understand some of the changes and who is now responsible. They will shortly be sent to a number of community locations our GP surgeries.


Latest CCG newsletter

Our latest CCG newsletter for the public has now been produced and circulated to our GP practices and libraries. It is also on our web site. This includes information about our progress as a CCG and some of our campaigns. It also includes some frequently asked questions to address some of the issues that people have raised with us.


New faces leading and advising the CCG

We have a number of new people at the CCG, particularly lay members and other clinical members of our governing body. One of our clinical leads, Dr Rupert Tuberville-Smith has stepped down, with Dr Karen Kirkham taking his place as the lead for the Weymouth and Portland locality. Our governing body lay members now incude Teresa Hensman and David Jenkins, with other clinical members being Mary Monnington as our nurse member and Chris Burton our consultant member. We have also appointed two additional lay members to support our work and ensure we remain patient focussed. Our new members are Chris Buckle and Tina Thompson, both of whom have considerable experience both with the NHS and in the local community. We look forward to the contribution all our members will make to the future of our organisation. 


Developing networks for engagement

We are currently consulting with the previous PCT engagement network members to develop a new approach going forward.  We have worked over the past few months to understand how people want to engage with the CCG in the future, and have held a number of workshops, groups and undertaken surveys to gather as much information as we can. More information and the consultation documents are available here.


The new NHS Constitution

The Department of Health has published an updated NHS Constitution following a consultation that sought views on a number of proposed changes. The NHS Constitution establishes the principles and values of the NHS in England and outlines rights and responsibilities for the public and staff.


Responding to the Francis Report

The government’s response to the Francis Report has now been published following Sir Robert Francis’s enquiry into Stafford Hospital. The response, entitled putting patients first, outlines a number of changes planned by the government including putting in place a culture of zero-harm and compassionate care, ensuring problems are detected quickly, improving accountability for wrongdoers and developing leadership and the motivation of NHS and social care staff.  NHS Dorset CCG will support the implementation of these recommendations.

honest – collaborative – responsive – responsible – courageous - caring

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