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Dorset's Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP)

Towards the end of 2015, every health and care system were asked to come together to create their own ambitious local Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) to accelerate the implementation of the Five Year Forward View. These plans also aim to build and strengthen local relationships, enabling a shared understanding of where we are now, ambition for 2021 and the steps needed to get us there.

The STP for Dorset – entitled Our Dorset – has been co-developed with local partners and aims to drive a genuine and sustainable transformation in health and wellbeing outcomes for the residents of Dorset over the longer-term. As an overarching strategic plan the STP covers elements of the Health and Wellbeing Strategies, Integrated Community Services, and Clinical Services Review programme; which have been informed by the public, patients and wider stakeholders.

A draft of Our Dorset was submitted in line with national guidance on 30 June 2016, this was followed by a review meeting with NHS England on 15 July 2016. A further draft was submitted to NHS England on 21 October 2016 which has now been approved and can be viewed below:


Join the new Public Engagement Group

Dorset’s Sustainability and Transformation Plan – Public Engagement Group (PEG)

People living in and around Dorset are being invited to apply to join a new public engagement group as a key part of the work to improve health and care across the county, as detailed in the county’s Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP).


STP partner organisations are seeking to recruit approximately 20 members of the public to the new Public Engagement Group (PEG) who will have lived experience of Dorset’s geography, demography and diversity.  Their key role will be to provide advice, guidance and challenge to inform public engagement. 


Partner organisations are keen to emphasise the value of hearing a wide variety of views from across the region and are encouraging people to get involved in projects that affect all of Dorset’s residents


Anyone who is interested is invited to find out more and complete the expression of interest form.


Anya de Iongh, a national patient leader who led the CCG’s Clinical Services Review patient group said, “I am delighted to see that partner organisations see the importance of a strong and influential group of local people as a key part of their STP work.”


People who are interested but do not have access to the internet can obtain paper copies of the information and form by calling 01202 541946.


Applications for membership and the position of group chair will be considered by officers representing all partner organisations. 


STP partner organisations:

NHS Dorset CCG

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dorset HealthCare

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

South West Ambulance Services NHS Foundation Trust

Dorset County Council

Bournemouth Borough Council

Borough of Poole