Our Quality Priorities 17/18 – Have your say.

All NHS Trusts produce an annual Quality Account that reports on the quality of our services. The Quality Account includes at least three priorities for improvement, one for each of the following quality domains: Patient safety; Clinical effectiveness; and Patient experience.

We’d like your opinion – please complete this survey to indicate your preferred priority in each domain for 2017/18.

Note that the priorities in this survey which are not selected will still be part of our ongoing quality improvement work throughout the year.


The Trust is committed to providing the highest standards of care across all of our services. This is underpinned by our vision statement which is "providing care all of us would recommend to family and friends".

The Trust Board are committed to ensuring that we deliver high quality services across the following domains which make up the whole picture of the quality of care a patient/service user receives:

  • Patient Safety
  • Clinical Effectiveness
  • Patient Experience

The Trust is registered without conditions with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Trust Compliance with the Department of Health 'Eliminating Mixed Sex Accommodation' Programme

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to confirm that we are compliant with the Government’s requirement to eliminate mixed-sex accommodation, except when it is in the patient’s overall best interest, or reflects their personal choice. Please see the 'Related Files' section on the right hand side of this page for the Trust's declaration of compliance.

We welcome your feedback to help us ensure continuous quality improvements.  Please see patient experience section for further details.

Statement on Francis Report

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust declares that it supports in principle the recommendations outlined in the Report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry: February 2013 and the subsequent reports ‘Patients First and Foremost’ (March 2013) and ‘Hard Truths the Journey to Putting Patients First’ (November 2013). The Trust has an action plan in place and all actions taken to achieve the recommendations will be made in line with national policy and standards.