NHS Dorset will listen to people and communities across Dorset, see things from their perspective, and co-design the services that people really need going forward, so that we can support people to live healthy and happy lives from cradle to old age.
We will work more closely together across the NHS, local authorities, and many others in what is called the Dorset ‘integrated care system’. We are going to try to avoid using this phrase, and instead use ‘working together locally’.
NHS Dorset would like to do things differently than how we have done things in the past – we’ve tried to set out how we are going to start going about that. However, this is only the start of us working with local people, and in the coming months and years, we would like to work with people more to really create our plans together.