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NHS England Reorganisation and Dorset

The below email was sent to all Dorset based doctors on 11th March on behalf of Dr Caroline Gamlin, the Responsible Officer for NHS England South West (Dorset).

Dear GP Colleagues in Dorset,

I am writing to introduce myself to you as Responsible Officer for NHS England South West. You may be aware of some of the restructuring that has taken place within NHS England / Improvement. This has impacted on the geography of the teams and how they are managed.

NHS England South West now covers:

  • Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
  • Devon
  • Somerset
  • Bath Swindon and Wiltshire
  • Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire
  • Gloucestershire
  • Dorset

Logistically, it made sense to place Dorset within NHS England South West Region.

What this means to you, as GPs in Dorset, is that the NHS England South West Area Office will be responsible for commissioning your appraisals from the Health Education England Wessex Appraisal Service and your performers list and revalidation management will sit within South West Region. The only change you should notice are the contact details for revalidation. The appraisal back office function remains intact.

Contact details:

Appraisal related queries:

Gill Watson, Programme Manager, Wessex Appraisal Service

T. 01962 718574

E. gill.watson@hee.nhs.uk or appraisal.wx@hee.nhs.uk  

Revalidation related queries:

Kate Barnes, Project Officer Revalidation

T. 07730 379685

E. kate.barnes1@nhs.net

Responsible Officer related queries:

Dr Caroline Gamlin, Responsible Officer

E. Caroline.Gamlin@nhs.net

NHSE Website: www.england.nhs.uk NHSI Website: www.improvement.nhs.uk

I do hope this is helpful information for you. Please feel free to make contact with any member of the appraisal and revalidation team. We are all keen to support you.

Kind regards,

Dr Caroline Gamlin, Responsible Officer

MRCGP, FFPH

MD SIPS SW

NHS England and NHS Improvement