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29th June 2017

NHS apprentices take centre stage in new promotional video

A creative new video showcasing apprentices at Dorset HealthCare aims to encourage more people to choose a career in local NHS services. The four-minute film promotes the benefits of becoming an apprentice at the Trust and highlights the wide range of opportunities available.

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20th June 2017

Dorset joining up care for local people

Dorset is at the forefront of providing better care for local people after being named as a pilot area for a new joined-up way of working across health, social care and the voluntary sector.

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15th June 2017

Everyone welcome at Yeatman Hospital health exhibition

The Yeatman Hospital in Sherborne is inviting members of the public through its doors for a special health exhibition next week.

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2nd June 2017

Space for Growth at St. Ann's Hospital, Poole

Space for Growth is having a Launch Garden Party on 19 July.

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22nd May 2017

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).

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24th April 2017

'NH-S Club 7' help the medicines go down

Harmonious healthcare staff are showing they have the X-factor in a bid to crack the charts. Only it’s not the Top 40 they are looking to conquer, but patients’ drug charts – with Dorset HealthCare producing a pop video to help raise awareness about medicines safety in its hospitals and out in the community.

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20th April 2017

Children help transform art and assessment rooms at Bournemouth clinic

Young people using Bournemouth’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) have turned to interior design and helped revamp a therapeutic art room and clinic areas.

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7th April 2017

Outstanding patient recoveries give hope to others battling ill health

Inspirational stories of people across Dorset who have recovered from serious illness or injury have been spotlighted at a health awards ceremony.

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23rd March 2017

New chair for Dorset HealthCare

Dorset HealthCare’s Council of Governors has appointed Andy Willis as Chair of the community and mental health trust serving communities across Dorset. Andy brings a wealth of experience in non-executive roles for organisations in the health, housing, education and third sectors.

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20th March 2017

Come and learn more about working for the NHS in Dorset – and the jobs available

A special drop-in recruitment event will take place in Dorchester on Saturday (25 March) to highlight the wide range of NHS jobs on offer in Dorset.

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17th March 2017

All aboard as Morebus join Dorset HealthCare’s breastfeeding campaign

Poole-based firm Morebus has joined the growing number of local businesses signing up to support the Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme run by Dorset HealthCare. The initiative aims to get more women breastfeeding in public and encourage cafes, restaurants, leisure centre and other public venues to sign a certificate of good practice and display a sticker welcoming mums through their doors.​

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14th March 2017

Come and learn more about working for the NHS in Dorset – and the jobs available

A special drop-in recruitment event will take place in Bournemouth on Saturday (18 March) to highlight the wide range of NHS jobs on offer in Dorset.

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10th March 2017

Dorset businesses back mother and baby in new breastfeeding campaign

More than 120 local businesses across the county have signed up to a Dorset HealthCare campaign aimed at encouraging more women to breastfeed and have the confidence to do it in public.

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3rd March 2017

Pedal power helps steer mental health patients onto the road to recovery

A new partnership between Dorset HealthCare and a bicycle café in Southbourne is helping transform the lives of people with mental health problems.

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22nd February 2017

Get help early to overcome eating disorders

Ensuring people with eating disorders get the treatment and support they need at the earliest possible stage is vital in helping them overcome their condition. That’s the message from Dorset HealthCare’s Eating Disorder Consultant Dr Ciaran Newell, who is urging those who may be suffering in silence to take the bold step and seek help.

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21st February 2017

National news helps draw health care workers towards Dorset

Applications on Dorset HealthCare’s jobs web page have surged since the start of a recruitment campaign last month – interest boosted by national news coverage.

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9th February 2017

Make a difference to local NHS services and become a member of Dorset HealthCare

Local residents are being urged to sign up and become a member of Dorset HealthCare to influence decisions and strengthen its links with communities. Anyone over the age of 11 can become a member, and as well as enjoying health-related discounts, you can have your say in the way Trust services are delivered.

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17th January 2017

Dorset residents urged not to suffer in silence during 'toughest time of the year'

People living across the county are being reminded about the importance of seeking help and support if they feel down or depressed, at what is known to be one of the most challenging times of the year for our mental health.

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12th January 2017

Dorset nurses take centre stage in London recruitment drive

Dorset HealthCare staff have made their debut as models starring in adverts on the London underground and bus network in a bid to attract qualified staff to the Trust. Members of the community and mental health trust’s staff are part of an exciting recruitment campaign, running over the next three months, which aims to attract people to a range of vacancies with the Trust. Dorset HealthCare is widening the net and targeting a bigger pool of people as it spreads the word about why it’s a great place to work. With adverts in tube cars and on buses, as well as outdoor advertising, the Trust is aiming to fill vacancies in nursing and other key roles.

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11th January 2017

Interim Weymouth and Portland League of Friends chair calls for fresh faces

The new chairman of the League of Friends of Weymouth and Portland Hospitals is appealing for new members to come forward, and help support local health services. The call comes from 80-year-old former mayor Peter Rendall, who has taken charge of the charity on a temporary basis until a permanent replacement for the long-standing David Smith is found.

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