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Patient Information

Bumps (Best Use of Medicines in Pregnancy) - provided by the UK Teratology Information Service and is funded by Public Health England. 

For information regarding the use of medicines during pregnancy, please click here.

Dorset Community Action - provide a professional business support service in assisting local community, voluntary and social enterprises.

For further information please click here.

Dorset Mind Your Head - a support group for anyone aged 13-16 who wants to be mentally healthy

Click here to view the website.

This support group runs on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 6-8pm at the Dorchester Youth Centre.

is designed to provide support and guidance through making lasting changes for a healthy lifestyle.

Click here to view their poster which includes further details and contact information.

Hip and knee replacements

Click here to view Dorset Medical Decision Aids provided by NHS Dorset CCG for patients who are considering either total knee or total hip replacement.

The interactive programs include information regarding what the surgery would involve, the benefits and possible problems that may be associated with it. (You will need to register first).

LiveWell Dorset
 is a free service for adults (aged 18+) who live in Dorset, Poole and Bournemouth. The service is offered to support and advise people who would like to change their lifestyle.

The services provided include: Stop Smoking, Weight Management, Drink Less, Move More.

For more information please click here.

LiveWell Dorset have also provided an animation video about pre-diabetes. Click here to watch.

Maternity Matters Dorset - a guide to maternity options and services in Dorset.

Click here to go to the website. If you have urgent concerns or think you are in labour please telephone 0300 369 0388.

My Health My Way
 is a service providing supported self-care for people who have a health condition which significantly affects their lifestyle. The service helps with building confidence and overcoming difficulties in many ways.

For further information please click here to visit the website.

My Life My Care 
offer information, advice and help for living safely and independently in your home.

To view their website please click here.

NHS Apps Library

Click here for a link to find digital tools which are designed to help you manage and improve your health.

People First Dorset 
are a charity for people who have learning disabilities, aiming to help with:

- Learning important skills and becoming more confident and independent

- Improving health and well-being

- Improving services to better meet needs

- Raising public awareness about learning disabilities

To view the April-September 2019 newsletter, please click here.

To view the website please click here.

Steps 2 Wellbeing 
is a free, NHS service available for people aged 18+ and is provided in the county of Dorset and also in Southampton. Referrals are accepted through the web and by telephone. You can either self-refer to this service or be referred by your doctor and other healthcare professionals.

A range of treatments is offered for problems such as depression, anxiety, stress, obsessive compulsive disorder, etc.

If you would like more information about this service please visit their website here.

WaitLess App 
- designed to help you find the quickest access to the best care.

The app provides the current waiting times, opening hours and directions to all urgent care centres in Dorset, east Kent and Northampton.

For more information, including links to download the app, please click here.


Useful Documents


Diabetes patient information leaflet v5 (Moving Medicine) - leaflet supporting people with diabetes in increasing levels of activity.

Occupational Health:

Patient Policy - Hepatitis B for Occupational Health purposes v1.0

Hepatitis B for Occupational Health purposes Employer Letter v1.0docx

Occupational Health Risk Assessment Confirmation Form v1.0

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