Working For Us

At Dorset HealthCare we strive to be better every day and to be recognised as an inspiring leader for excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do. We know that to achieve this and to continually improve for our patients means investing in and supporting our staff, so that they have rewarding roles, enjoy coming to work and have opportunities to develop their careers in exciting ways.


We’re proud of being a community and mental health Trust, which we believe gives us a unique opportunity to truly integrate our services around individual patient need. We think one of the key benefits of working with us is the chance to make a difference, to innovate within and across services and to be inspiring with and for our patients and each other.


Amongst other things, we have been recognised or accredited nationally by a range of professional bodies and organisations for high quality or innovation in: endoscopy; breast feeding; perinatal services; in-patient mental health; our Recovery Education Centre partnership with the Dorset Mental Health Forum; our ground-breaking street triage pilot with Dorset Police, where RMNs work in real-time with officers; being a national pilot for the accessible information standard. We are also proud to have two Queen’s nurses as part of the team.


Many of our staff have been published, produce professional posters, present at national and international conferences and continue to develop research priorities – we want more of our people to continue with this fantastic work. We celebrate and share our achievements and say thank you to each other through a monthly and annual recognition and awards scheme, Dorset HealthCare Heroes.


Take a look at our monthly Newsletter, Trustlink, under related files to read about the latest developments and initiatives within our Trust.


Click here to visit the Mindful Employer website

Click on the Mindful Employer logo to visit their website