Our team works with the small number of people who need extra health support or services above those normally provided by the NHS. The people who receive these services will have been assessed and will have met the criteria for one of the funding streams we manage.

This is called personal health commissioning.

There are different ways people might be able to be supported, and this can be confusing at times.

Our role is to explain the funding that is available to allow you to consider whether you can gain access to it.

The following support might be available to you.

Contact us

Email: continuing.care@nhsdorset.nhs.uk
Tel: 0300 303 4410
Write to: NHS Dorset, Vespasian House, Barrack Road, Dorchester, DT1 1TG

Please be advised that when emails are sent enclosing personal or sensitive information to NHS Dorset email addresses, they are not secure and are sent at your own risk. When responding NHS Dorset will encrypt emails and will advise you how to open them using our preferred encryption method. If you would like further information about how we use and share your data please visit our information and sharing page.

Receipt of post from Royal Mail

Letters sent to NHS Dorset by Royal Mail for the attention of the Personal Health Commissioning team may take longer to respond to as staff are continuing to work from home. Post is collected and sorted twice a week at NHS Dorset’s offices in Dorchester and therefore responding to a letter may take longer than usual. Please note that there is no longer a postal service at NHS Dorset’s offices in Poole and all post should be sent to the Dorchester office at:

Personal Health Commissioning Team, NHS Dorset, Vespasian House, Barrack Road, Dorchester, DT1 1TG

If you have recently sent any urgent correspondence by Royal Mail to NHS Dorset, please re-send this to us by email where possible to: continuing.care@nhsdorset.nhs.uk

Thank you for your understanding.