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Stay Well This Winter - get protected against flu
The Flu Jab: Have you had yours?

Flu occurs every year, usually in the winter, which is why it’s sometimes called seasonal flu. It’s a highly infectious disease with symptoms that come on very quickly. 

20 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
Stay Well This Winter - get protected against flu
Pregnant women urged to have flu vaccine

Doctors and midwives are urging pregnant women across Dorset to protect themselves and their unborn child from flu by getting the flu jab this winter.

01 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
Stay Well This Winter - get protected against flu
Over 65: Reduce your flu risk with free vaccine

Everyone over the age of 65 can have the flu vaccine; available from your GP or local pharmacy for free.

09 October 2017
Allergy Awareness Week 2015
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
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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
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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
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Get the right Bank Holiday care

Local clinicians are appealing for people to help the NHS by using the most appropriate care during the upcoming Bank Holiday.

24 April 2017
Dorset CCG signs the Armed Forces Covenant

NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is recognising the role that members of the armed forces and their families play with the signing of the Armed Forces Covenant last week.

19 April 2017
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What happens next?

What happens next with the Clinical Service Review

03 March 2017
Say Well This Winter - get protected against flu
Feeling unwell? Make sure you use the right care.

Winter is a very busy time for your local NHS services, so it’s important to stay well and make the right choice if you do need medical treatment.

22 February 2017
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Views wanted from NHS staff

A series of pop-up events are happening next week to encourage NHS staff to take part in the ongoing Clinical Services Review consultation and give their views on proposals to change how health services are delivered in Dorset.

03 February 2017
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Have your say on proposed changes to mental health services

Local people are being asked to give their views about proposed options which will see improvements to services for those experiencing serious mental illness in Dorset.

31 January 2017
Don't leave it to late
Dont miss the chance to have your say

NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is urging everyone to return their consultation questionnaires by 28th February or risk not having a say in the future of the NHS in Dorset.

23 January 2017
Drop-in events happening this month
Drop-in events happening this month

Please visit our calendar of upcoming drop-in events to support our consultation.

03 January 2017
Say Well This Winter - get protected against flu
Longer opening hours at your local minor injuries unit over Christmas

Minor injuries units (MIUs) across the county will be opening their doors this Christmas to help Dorset residents get the right care if they are feeling unwell over the holiday period.

19 December 2016
Engagement events get the consultation off to a great start
Engagement events get the consultation off to a great start

Around 200 representatives from local groups and organisations attended events held at the beginning of the month by Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) for an update on the recently launched public consultation on Dorset’s health services.

19 December 2016
Stay Well This Winter - get protected against flu
Feeling unwell? Make sure you use the right care this winter

Winter is a very busy time for your local NHS services, so it’s important to stay well and make the right choice if you do need medical treatment.

12 December 2016
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Response to open letter from Keep Our NHS Public

Whatever people’s views on our proposals we want to hear them.

08 December 2016
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Have your say on health care proposals

The NHS in Dorset needs to change. We have developed a vision for how health care in Dorset could be changed and improve.

02 December 2016
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Views wanted on Labour Line

Local health professionals are encouraging mums and families who have used the 24hr support service Labour Line in Dorset to get in touch and give feedback on their experiences.

28 November 2016
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Children learn how to make the right health care choice

The local NHS is teaming up with safety Charity SafeWise to help inform visitors about how to make the best use of local health services when they need them.

23 November 2016
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Success for innovation event

On 16th November, NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) hosted an innovation led event “The Game Changer Reloaded” as part of the Bournemouth University Festival of Enterprise.

23 November 2016
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CSR public consultation to start 1 December 2016

21 November 2016