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Patient Information

Age UK Dorchester offer 'Reach Out' befriending for support and encouragement. Also will writing services, exercise classes and cognitive simulation therapy sessions.

Click here for further 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 offer support groups, counselling, education and befriending for children.

Click here to view the website.

Dorset Musculoskeletal (MSK) Services

Please click on the following link for details regarding this service: Patient Information Leaflet

Dorset Pain Management Service - 
learn new skills to help you manage your pain

For details, please click here.

Family Services in Dorset

Dorset Family Information Directory

Dorset Council's SEND Local Offer

FitDAS 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.

Help and Kindness 
- access information about help and support offered across Dorset.

To view the website please click here.

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).

'How Are You?' Health Quiz

- Find out how your current life-style could be impacting your health

- Get support to make positive changes, such as healthier eating, stopping smoking and cutting down on drinking or getting active

- Receive a health score and personalised advice

- Be signposted to a range of Public Health England apps to support your health and well-being

Click here to complete the quiz!


LiveWell Dorset is a free advice and coaching service for adults (aged 18+) who live in Dorset.  The service is offered to support and advise people who would like to change their lifestyle.  The services provided include: Get Active, Lose Weight, Stop Smoking and Drink Less.  

Please click here to see the website.

LiveWell Dorset have also provided an animation video about pre-diabetes:

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.

National Diabetes Audit

This Practice is taking part in an important national project called the National Diabetes Audit. It is about people who are at risk of diabetes and also diabetes care/treatment within the NHS.

Below are links to further information regarding the audit:

National Diabetes Audit Poster

How your information is used to improve care for people at increased risk of Type 2 diabetes

How your information is used to help improve diabetes care

NHS Apps Library

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

NHS Community Medical Eye Service

Not all eye conditions need to be seen/treated in hospital. For certain eye conditions, you can be seen in an NHS community clinic sooner and at a more convenient time for you (the average wait for an appointment is currently within 4 weeks).

For details regarding this service, including contact details and conditions treated, please click on the following links: PosterLeaflet

NHS Services

If you become unwell or have an accident, you can check that you and your family are using the correct service by clicking here to view advice from the Dorset CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group).

It can help you to save time and sometimes save lives by using the most appropriate NHS service.

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 October-December 2019 newsletter, please click here.

To view the website please click here.

Stay Well Dorset -
information on how to keep well all year round.

Please click here to view the website.

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.

Tastelife - a community support and educational group for people who suffer with eating disorders and their carers.

For further details please see the website.

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

Assistance Dogs:

Patient Policy Assistance Dogs v1.0


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

How to Remove a Tick:

Please click here for details.

Occupational Health:

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

Hepatitis B for Occupational Health purposes Employer Letter v1.1docx

Occupational Health Risk Assessment Confirmation Form v1.0

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