Have your say by 20 June 2018

What do you think about psychiatric liaison services at your local hospital? 

The NHS in Dorset is currently reviewing psychiatric liaison services.   As part of that process the views and experiences of people who use and provide these services are key.

We would like you to talk to us about how things are for you and any ideas about how they can be better.  We have developed this short survey to seek your views.
What is a Psychiatric Liaison service?

Psychiatric liaison services provide mental health support in general hospitals for people who appear to have mental health concerns.  They are provided in emergency departments (ED) acute admission wards and general wards.

The services in Dorset are provided by Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust and provided from:
  • The Royal Bournemouth Hospital
  • Poole Hospital and
  • Dorset County Hospital 

Why are we doing this review?
  • To develop services that reflect the needs of our population
  • To ensure that access to psychiatric liaison is timely and services provided are effective
  • To improve holistic care
  • To have services that are sustainable and designed to ensure that people using them get good outcomes
  • To ensure that our services are delivered in the best possible way
All of the information you provide will be treated in confidence and stored securely in accordance with current Data Protection regulations.  Your information will not be used for any other reason than to help us make our healthcare services better. 
For further information please e-mail us via communications@dorsetccg.nhs.uk or telephone 01202 277107. This number will be monitored during weekdays.  Please contact us if you would like to access an audio version or to complete the survey with the help of an interpreter.
Please submit responses by 20th June 2018.
Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

* 1. Prior to completing this survey, please indicate that you have read the above information and agree to take part in this survey.

* 2. Please tick the most relevant option(s) for you:

* 3. In which location(s) do you have experience of a psychiatric liaison service?

* 4. From your knowledge and/or experience of psychiatric liaison services what do you think works well?

* 5. From your knowledge and/or experience of psychiatric liaison services what do you think could be done better?

Equality Data
The NHS has an absolute commitment to equality in the services we provide.
The information provided next is only used to monitor and analyse how services are provided.
Please be assured that your details will be stored in accordance with current Data Protection Act regulations.

* 6. What was your age on your last birthday?

* 7. With what gender do you identify?

* 8. Do you consider yourself to be:

* 9. Please tick the option which best describes your ethnicity:

* 10. What is your religion or belief?

* 11. Do you have any of the following disabilities or difficulties?

* 12. What is your marital status?

* 13. Are you currently pregnant or providing maternity/paternity care for a child aged under 12 months?

Thank you once again for completing the survey - your views matter.

The next stage of improving local psychiatric liaison services in Dorset is for us to use your views to inform our plans.  

If you would like to stay involved - please press the DONE button below then re-visit our website and click on our "Join our reference group" button at the bottom of the page. The reference group will be meeting about 3 times in the next few months.

You can also join by calling us on 01202 277107.