STRUCTURE: Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group has partnered with local providers and the local council to submit a bid to the Department of Health to become an integrated pioneer.

The DH is currently considering around 100 bids from potential pioneers and will select about 10 in the first wave.

Dorset CCG chief officer Tim Goodson’s report to the board said: “With full support of the two health and wellbeing boards, this bid, if successful, will see real transformation of services and better outcomes for our residents over the coming years.”