Long awaited merger pushed to April 2019

Long awaited merger pushed to April 2019

Local NHS leaders have amended the estimated finish date of a long awaited merger in the South West, which they say will make it easier to achieve major service reconfiguration.

Commissioners in Dorset are anticipating Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Foundation Trust and Poole Hospital FT will merge by April next year, according to the latest governing body papers of Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group.

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Winter pressures in the NHS

Ahead of an opposition day debate in Parliament, NHS Providers has produced a briefing on NHS winter pressures.


Our briefing includes:
•NHS Providers key messages on NHS winter pressures
•Analysis of NHS England’s weekly winter performance data
•How staff are going the extra mile for patients this winter
•An explanation of what’s behind the increasing pressure
•Local and national responses to increased pressure
•A section on patient impact
•The wider NHS context
•What needs to happen
•Further resources

World Antibiotic Awareness Week 13-19 November 2017

As you may be aware it is World Antibiotic Awareness Week.

Here is a round up of news and evidence based information for this week. Continue reading

The future of healthcare in Dorset

In October 2014, the Clinical Services Review was launched to consider how health and care organisations in Dorset could work better in the face of a number of significant challenges.  Changing how care is delivered will also help meet the financial demands. Whilst funding for the NHS is increasing, it is not doing so at the same rate as the cost of providing care. This means that by 2023 there will be a funding gap of around £158m a year if we don’t take action.  Read the supplement to explain what these changes will mean for you.

Future of Health

Future of Health

Findings from a survey of stakeholders on the future of health and healthcare in England

RAND Europe has published Future of Health: findings from a survey of stakeholders on the future of health and healthcare in England.  This report presents findings from a survey to gather and synthesise stakeholder views on the future of health and healthcare in England in 20 to 30 years’ time.  The aim of the research was to generate an evidenced-based picture of the future health and healthcare needs in order to inform strategic discussions both about the future priorities of the National Institute for Health Research and the health and social care research communities more broadly.