Update Letter to Parish Councils – Dorset Care Record to go live from early SpringThe first phase of the Dorset Care Record will be going live in the early Spring. From that time, health and social care professionals will be asking people whether they want their record shared with the practitioners dealing with their care.To help advise residents across Dorset we have provided a range of materials on consent issues. This includes a generic consent options leaflet, an easy read leaflet prepared by our friends at People First Dorset as well as flyers and posters explaining what people can do.These will be available from doctor’s surgeries, libraries, council offices, community and acute hospitals across the county with copies available on our website.We have also produced a video involving doctors, social workers and members of the public to tell the consent options story and from the beginning of January there is a dedicated telephone helpline provided by Dorset Direct at County Hall to answer any questions (Tel: 0345 200 0026)Members of the Dorset Care Record team and our business partners will also be available at roadshows in Wimborne, Lyme Regis, Blandford Forum and Christchurch in January and Wareham, Sturminster Newton, Sherborne and Verwood in February and March, where you’ll be able to pick up a range of merchandise too.You can find out the latest on our social media feeds (twitter, linkedin, you tube). Look out for further information on our news pages of our website – https://news.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/dorset-care-record/If you would like a member of the team to come and speak at one of your meetings, or would like some printed copies of the consent leaflet or flyer, please ring the Programme Management Office number on or email email@example.com
The defibrillator, provided as the result of a magnificent initiative started by the regulars of the White Horse, is located opposite the bus shelter. Our thanks also to Mr Chris Legge whose nearby property provides the electrics required to heat the cabinet. Most importantly, if you have cause to phone 999 for the Ambulance Service, they will know the village has a defibrillator and if the circumstances are appropriate they will give you the access code and tell you to fetch it. The defibrillator (yes really!) will then talk you through what to do while you wait for the ambulance but what you will have done is provided that most crucial element whenever life is threatened by a medical emergency – FIRST AID.A series of Videos showing how the defibrillator operates and when it should be used can be viewed by selecting one of the headings below. They will also be shown at film nights in the Community Hall, the Village Assembly and other village events.
Note: The defibrillator deals with cardiac arrest, i.e. when the heart stops, and will only operate in those circumstances. Your call to 999 will be your key to its use. You will not be expected to make that decision. Lastly – it is hoped you never have reason to use it.More questions? Call John Firrell - 482313