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A needs based approach to developing teams.

Assembled to meet the holistic needs of their local population, teams based in the neighbourhood are drawn from a range of providers across the community. In line with the Fuller Stocktake, teams work in an integrated way around the needs of the population. The health and wellbeing needs of the community informs the range of proactive care and support services available, which in turn determines the professional skill sets, roles and training needs within the team. Neighbourhood teams will be at different stages of maturity and in some areas the inclusion of larger health providers thinking locally about how to deliver population based care will in itself be transformative.

Effective and efficient neighbourhood teams invest the time to evolve together, building trust and cohesion. They are creative and innovative, using digital solutions to develop new ways of working to improve the health of their neighbourhood. Communities are empowered and flourish, which improves the overall wellbeing of those living and working in the neighbourhood.

What our clients say

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"I would also like to say a very big thank you. I have personally valued the honesty, experience and support that you have both shared during your time in Dorset. The report was a great read and certainly reflects the discussions with all those involved and the need to push forward collectively with this as a system working with our communities."

Kate Calvert

Deputy Chief Officer, Commissioning, NHS Dorset

Neighbourhood care is:

  • Shaped and defined by the community
  • Comprehensive and personalised, to meet the identified health, wellbeing and environmental needs of the population
  • Delivered by effective teams involving all partners in the neighbourhood
  • Creative and innovative, empowering those living and working in the community to flourish.

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Forming Integrated Neighbourhood Teams (INTs) around ‘natural’ communities – the Dorset approach

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What our clients say

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"Just wanted to send a quick note to give a huge, massive thank you for the brilliant work you have led, the fantastic framework we now have, and the infectious energy you have brought to this work and our system... such conversations and excitement about our near future is not possible without such brilliant underpinning work. I want to send my huge thanks and excitement with everything you've done."

David Freeman

Deputy CEO and Chief Commissioning Officer, NHS Dorset