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Support available for people at risk of Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a common condition that causes the level of sugar in the blood to become too high. 

16 April 2018
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Dorset's Draft Suicide Prevention Plan

Suicide Prevention is high on the agenda and a key part of the Mental Health Five Year Forward View and every area across the country is expected to have a Suicide Prevention Plan published by the end of April 2018. We're sharing a draft copy a the Dorset plan here. 


11 April 2018
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Views wanted on healthcare services for children and young people in Dorset

Young people, parents and carers who use healthcare services in Dorset are being asked to give feedback on what’s good and what could be done better.

06 April 2018
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New Dementia Directory for Dorset

A fourth edition of the directory of services and support for people with dementia and memory loss, their carers and families is now available.

29 March 2018
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Wootton Lodge Dental Practice Closure

NHS England is supporting patients at a Bournemouth dental practice after being advised that the practice had gone into liquidation.  

28 March 2018
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Freetyle Libre sensors

The current position on the commissioning of Freestyle Libre at Dorset CCG.

26 March 2018
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Take care and stay safe this weekend

As we head into the weekend, Dorset's NHS services continue to be under pressure as a result of the extreme weather conditions, and staff are urging people to stay safe and think ahead if going out in icy conditions.

02 March 2018
Make the right choice when you need health care
Avoid visiting friends and family in hospital while the weather is bad

NHS services are encouraging friends and family of people in hospital not to visit while the severe weather continues. 


02 March 2018
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Significant pressures on the NHS

There are significant pressures on the NHS as a result of the severe weather

02 March 2018
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AHPs Into Action

Healthcare professionals from across the NHS gathered for the Dorset AHPs into Action conference.

13 February 2018
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FreeStyle Libre Sensors

Latest update on FreeStyle Libre Sensors

12 January 2018
Making Primary Care dementia friendly

Highcliffe Medical Centre in Christchurch has seen rates of dementia diagnosis within the practice rise dramatically.

12 January 2018
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Flu like symptoms? Self-care is the best way

If like many other people you are experiencing flu like symptoms, self-care is often the best way of making a quick recovery.

05 January 2018
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National appointment for CCG safeguarding nurse

Designated Nurse Consultant for children with NHS Dorset CCG Wendy Thorogood has been appointed Chair of BASPCAN.

04 January 2018
Treating flu this winter

Suffering from flu-like symptoms? The best place for most people is at home. 

03 January 2018
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Choose the right care when you need it

Using the most appropriate NHS service when you are ill or injured can help save you time, and in some cases save lives.

02 January 2018
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Primary Care over the Christmas break

Contact your local practice to find out about access outside of core hours.

21 December 2017
Look after your mental health this winter
Look after your mental health this winter

Staying mentally well is just as important as keeping physically well through the winter months.

18 December 2017
Stay warm, stay well this weekend

With a cold spell being forecast for the next few days, local healthcare organisations are reminding people to look after themselves and stay warm to stay well.

05 December 2017
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Getting organised can help you this winter

Being prepared can help you keep well this winter along with helping to reduce the demands local health services face.

01 December 2017
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Working to keep you healthy this winter

Local partners are reassuring people living in and around Dorset that they will be working hard to deliver the best possible care over winter.

24 November 2017
Taking a pulse
NHS Dorset CCG named as Healthcare Pioneer

Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group has been announced as one of the AF Association Healthcare Pioneers 2018.

13 November 2017
Stay Well This Winter - get protected against flu
People with a Learning Disability may be at greater risk of developing more serious illnesses

People who have a learning disability can be more susceptible to the effects of flu and are therefore at increased risk of developing complications such as bronchitis or pneumonia.

07 November 2017
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FreeStyle Libre Sensors

We recognise there has been increased interest in FreeStyle Libre® sensors

01 November 2017
Stay Well This Winter - get protected against flu
Get young children vaccinated against flu this winter

With nursery and school terms well underway, parents and guardians of children aged two and three, are encouraged not to put off getting the free flu vaccination for their children. 

16 October 2017
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Prescribed medicines – help the NHS get the best value for money

The views of local clinicians and members of the public are being sought by NHS England as part of a consultation around items that are prescribed in primary care and are available over the counter

06 October 2017
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Prescribed medicines – views wanted on plans to cut out ineffective and low value treatments

NHS England published detailed plans in July 2017 to reduce prescriptions for ineffective, over-priced and low value treatments

06 October 2017
Decisions made on the future of healthcare in Dorset

The Governing Body has today agreed changes to local healthcare to help ensure high quality and sustainable services are available for future generations.

21 September 2017
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Get the right help over the bank holiday

Getting the right care in the right place can help you get seen quicker and ease pressure on local emergency departments (A&E).

18 August 2017
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Report on emergency transport published

NHS Dorset have today published an independent report into how the proposals and subsequent decisions detailed in the Clinical Services Review (CSR) could impact on emergency transport in the county.

09 August 2017
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Want to have a say on cancer services?

The Dorset Cancer Partnership is inviting local people to be involved in the planning of future cancer services in the county. 

09 August 2017
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Macmillan Cancer Support to launch new Cancer Information Service for Dorset

Macmillan Cancer Support and the Dorset Cancer Partnership today announces £340,000 worth of funding for a new Dorset Macmillan Cancer Information Service. 

09 August 2017
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Three-fifths of builders “would rub sun cream on a workmate”

Almost 60 per cent of construction workers would be happy to slap sun cream on a building site buddy, a survey suggests.

08 August 2017
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Report into transport published

Health services and councils across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole are looking at ways to work together to help people across Dorset get better access to healthcare.

03 August 2017
Report published on Mental Health public consultation

An independent report detailing the results of the recent Mental Health Acute Care Pathway public consultation has been published.

26 July 2017
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Dorset Cancer services score highly in National patient survey

Dorset Cancer services have been rated exceptionally well by patients in the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey for 2016.

26 July 2017
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Dorset CCG rated as Good, Cancer Care as Outstanding

Cancer care in Dorset has been rated as Outstanding in the national CCG annual assessment with NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group receiving an overall headline rating of Good.

24 July 2017
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Dorset partnership rated as Outstanding

The Dorset STP health and care partnership is one of only five areas in the country to be rated as Outstanding in the first national STP progress dashboard published by NHS Improvement and NHS England today.

21 July 2017
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Dorset receives over £100m capital funding boost

Dorset has been awarded over £100m of capital funding by NHS England, which will enable it to invest in proposed major improvements to health and care services across the county.

19 July 2017
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Presentations from our AGM

We are pleased to publish the presentations from our AGM which took place on 12 July 2017.

13 July 2017
Taking a pulse
Local organisations give their views on future health care

Local organisations and groups from the Lyme Regis and Charmouth area met at Woodroffe School on Monday 26 June to share their views around healthcare in the area.

05 July 2017
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Help local health services stay cool by being sun-smart

With the hot weather set to continue this week, local NHS services are under greater pressure than normal, so it’s vital that people be sun smart: take proper precautions when enjoying the sun, take steps to beat the heat, and use health services appropriately.

20 June 2017
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Men in Dorset are being asked to 'Cover Up Mate'

NHS Dorset CCG has joined the national ‘cover up mate’ initiative to combat the rise in skin cancer amongst men.

19 June 2017
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CSR consultation headline responses published

NHS Dorset CCG has today published headline responses from the recent consultation on proposed changes to health care.

14 June 2017
Don't be Embarrassed - Go to your Cervical Cancer Screening

Don’t let embarrassment prevent you from attending cancer screenings – that’s the message from clinicians during Cervical Cancer Awareness Week.

12 June 2017
Taking a pulse
Live in Weymouth or Portland? Meet your local practice

Local GPs are inviting people living in and around Weymouth and Portland to find out more about their local practice at a special event on 17 June 2017.

02 June 2017
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Reminder to get involved with new Public Engagement Group

Partner organisations in Dorset are seeking to recruit approximately 20 members to a new group.

31 May 2017
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Get the right care and be sun smart this Bank Holiday

Local clinicians are asking people to stay safe and to use the most appropriate care over the Bank Holiday weekend.

25 May 2017
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Cyber Attack : Update on Dorset services

We are pleased to confirm that the Ransomware attack has had little impact on the health community in Dorset, however we continue to be vigilant.

15 May 2017
Become a Maternity Voices Representative

People in Dorset with relevant experience, are being invited to apply to become a Maternity Voices Representative, helping to give women and their families more of a say in their maternity care.

11 May 2017
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Join the new Public Engagement Group

People living in and around Dorset are being invited to apply to join a new public engagement group as a key part of the work to improve health and care across the county, as detailed in the county’s Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP).

10 May 2017
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Information session for patients of Boscombe Manor Medical Centre

Patients of Boscombe Manor Medical Centre are being invited to an information session being held at the surgery following the announcement that the practice will be closing later this year.

09 May 2017
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Highcliffe Medical Centre Patient Open Day

Saturday 13th May, 10.00 - 3.00, at the surgery.

28 April 2017