Dorset’s integrated care partnership

Building on long-standing strong and successful partnerships in Dorset, our integrated care partnership (ICP) is now making decisions and working together to improve the health and wellbeing of the 810,000 people living here. Our ICP is called Dorset Health and Care Partnership.

The partnership:

  • Is collectively responsible for budgets, staffing and delivering the best care for people in Dorset
  • Gives consistent advice and proactive support so people can stay well, particularly those who are vulnerable or at higher risk of developing serious or long-term health conditions
  • Joins up care and treatment when needed
  • Improves access to services so everyone is given the right care in the right place at the right time
  • Works at a local level with communities on how services are delivered

Partnership members


Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council

Dorset Council

NHS Dorset

Dorset Police

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire

Dorset HealthCare

Dorset County Hospital

University Hospitals Dorset

Primary care sector

South West Ambulance Trust

Healthwatch Dorset*

Voluntary Sector Alliance*

Wessex Academic Health Science Network (AHSN)*

Higher education*

Public engagement group (PEG)*

Digital public engagement group*

Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership*

*Each area will have a public representative on behalf of the wider groups, communities and organisations.