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18th October 2018

International Anti-Slavery Day - 18 October 2018

Every day, NHS staff come into contact with people from across the globe. With more than one million people accessing NHS funded services every 36 hours, the 1.5million staff who work in our NHS, not just in hospitals, but in places where people live their lives, will come into contact with modern slaves. Slavery is all around us, but we simply don’t recognise the signs. It is in our hands, and yet we can be indecisive about whether or not to get involved. To change that, we do not face a problem of ignorance but of awareness.

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1st October 2018

Have your say on the future of health and care services in Portland

People in Portland can have their say on the future of health and care services on the island at a series of public meetings this month.

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27th September 2018

Response to claims about the future of Portland Hospital

There are no plans to sell Portland Hospital.

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19th September 2018

Healthcare awards provide cash boost for Dorset sexual health outreach service

The Dorset Working Women’s Project, which provides sexual health services to vulnerable people across the county, was one of the big winners at Dorset HealthCare’s Annual Members’ Meeting (AMM).

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11th September 2018

Street Support provides an online lifeline for local homeless

A website produced by Dorset HealthCare and partner organisations that brings local community support services together to help the homeless is having a big impact in the county.

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3rd September 2018

Dragons’ Den 2018 – who’s in the final?

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16th August 2018

Poole musician ‘reborn’ as Trust helps give him back the gift of hearing

A deaf local musician has described the moment he was able to hear again as a ‘sensory eureka moment’ – and it’s all thanks to Dorset HealthCare.

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20th July 2018

Patients in Weymouth take to tango to aid their recovery from surgery

It’s a case of grabbing a partner and putting your best foot forward for people recovering from surgery in the Weymouth area, where dance classes are helping them bounce back to full fitness.

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11th July 2018

National award joy for Dorset’s Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion Service

An NHS team which supports people through the criminal justice system with mental health issues, learning disabilities and other vulnerabilities has won a national award for patient safety.

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10th July 2018

Will you get a special edition Royal Mint 10p coin at a Dorset HealthCare site?

Dorset HealthCare is one of just two trusts in the south west to partner with The Royal Mint for the release of a limited number of special ‘NHS’ design 10p coins.

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5th July 2018

Armed Forces Team scoop top honour at prestigious NHS70 awards

Dorset’s Armed Forces Community Health and Wellbeing Team has been presented with a top accolade at the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards for its work in mental health.

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27th June 2018

UNICEF joins Trust’s breastfeeding poster crusade

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is the latest big name to lend their support to a pioneering initiative by Dorset HealthCare to encourage more women to breastfeed.

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22nd June 2018

Changes to Dorset’s sexual health clinics

Sexual health services across Dorset are being reorganised to meet demand and give people faster, more effective support.

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19th June 2018

Weymouth chosen to host a flagship Urgent Treatment Centre

Weymouth Community Hospital has been designated to run one of the first 150 NHS Urgent Treatment Centres (UTCs) operating across the country.

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13th June 2018

Poole woman hails the power of the Carers’ Passport

More and more people in Dorset are playing a part in their loved ones’ hospital care thanks to a successful ‘passport’ scheme.

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6th June 2018

From payslips to dementia care - the dynamic pensioner who has found her calling as a hospital volunteer

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31st May 2018

Former Blue Peter star ‘blown away’ with hospital radiology revamp

Renowned radio and television presenter Valerie Singleton OBE says she’s absolutely amazed at the transformation of the radiology department at Sherborne’s Yeatman Hospital.

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17th May 2018

Nutrition students help to transform hospital menus

Patients and staff at Poole’s Alderney Hospital are now tucking into tasty, nutritious meals full of locally-sourced ingredients thanks to a joint initiative between hospital staff and students at Bournemouth University.

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27th April 2018

Recovery Education Centre proves big in Japan

Japanese health professionals travelled thousands of miles to see a pioneering Dorset initiative which provides education and training for people affected by mental health problems.

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23rd April 2018

Help us understand the needs of mental health patients

Dorset HealthCare has joined forces with The Patients Association to carry out a study aimed at giving a better understanding of how it feels to be a patient using mental health services.

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