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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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13th April 2018

Dorset HealthCare has improved significantly, say CQC inspectors

Dorset HealthCare has been rated ‘good’ by England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals after making significant improvements to the quality of services for patients.

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10th April 2018

Thinking of a career in the NHS? Come and find out more

First-hand knowledge and experience of working in roles across the NHS will be available at a special careers event in Poole next week.

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26th March 2018

Inspirational patient recoveries celebrate “hope and triumph over despair”

A prestigious health awards ceremony organised by Dorset HealthCare has showcased moving stories of people living in Dorset who have recovered from serious illness and injury. The annual Road to Wellness Awards, launched back in 2013, celebrates people who have battled to overcome debilitating physical or mental health problems – or helped others to do so.

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22nd March 2018

Dorset takes top prize in NHS research awards

An NHS research study looking into the rehabilitation of knee replacement patients across Dorset has won a prestigious award, thanks to the collaborative work of Dorset HealthCare and Dorset County Hospital.

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20th March 2018

Monkey World goes ape over Trust donation

A gift of old curtains and disposable medical supplies from Dorset HealthCare has been welcomed by primates large and small at Monkey World.

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6th March 2018

‘Triangle of Care’ provides more recognition and support for mental health carers

A new scheme to strengthen the role of carers in looking after people with mental health problems has been introduced across Dorset. Dorset HealthCare has signed up to the Triangle of Care approach, which aims to improve communication between health professionals, service users and their carers – sharing knowledge to help make the right decisions and aid recovery.

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5th March 2018

Severe weather update - back to business as usual

​Dorset HealthCare staff worked round the clock to ensure patients were supported in the severe weather conditions that hit Dorset and we are happy to confirm we are back to business as usual.

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28th February 2018

Trust’s successful breastfeeding campaign heads to Parliament

The latest phase of a pioneering initiative by Dorset HealthCare to encourage more women to breastfeed has been showcased at the Houses of Parliament.

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22nd February 2018

Tell us what you think about our quality improvement priorities for 2018/19

Tell us what you think about our quality improvement priorities for 2018/19

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22nd January 2018

Dorset leads the way for patient experience in mental health

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated Dorset HealthCare as one of the best in the country for positive feedback received from mental health patients.

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15th January 2018

Help to celebrate outstanding recoveries from major health setbacks

Do you know someone who has battled to overcome serious injury or illness, or who has supported others to do so? Dorset HealthCare is looking for inspirational stories of courage, kindness and determination to showcase at an upcoming awards ceremony.

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3rd January 2018

Make the right decision to stay well this winter

​As you may have heard, the winter season has put considerable pressure on NHS Emergency Departments. You can help us to help you by making the right decision about the services you need to stay well this winter.

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20th December 2017

Dorset MP backs new NHS Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Network

MP Conor Burns says a new initiative supporting NHS staff and patients who are gay, bisexual or transgender can help combat stigma in Dorset.

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29th November 2017

Inspirational Dorset teens share their experiences in moving health and wellbeing podcasts

A new series of podcasts which delve into emotional and physical health problems faced by young people in Dorset have been launched online across the UK.

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27th November 2017

Poole doctor dons running shoes in aid of health awards

A consultant psychiatrist at Dorset HealthCare will be testing his stamina and mental strength this weekend to raise money for an inspirational awards ceremony. Dr Prem Jeyapaul, 41, was so inspired by attending the Road to Wellness awards in March he has chosen to run two half marathons to raise both awareness of the event and funds to support it.

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14th November 2017

‘Carer’s passport’ gives extra support to hospital patients in Dorset

Carers can now spend more time alongside loved ones in Dorset’s community hospitals, thanks to a new scheme on the wards. Dorset HealthCare is introducing a ‘carer’s passport’ system, giving people hospital access outside of regular visiting hours and providing vital extra support to patients as and when they need it.

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7th November 2017

​Dissociative Identity Disorder Training for Service Users and Carers

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3rd November 2017

Dorset’s Leg Ulcer Service celebrates 20 years of care

With its large population of older people, Dorset has one of the highest incidences of leg ulcers in the UK – and yet just 20 years ago, it didn’t have a specialist service to tackle the problem. Today, thanks to the passion and commitment of NHS Specialist Nurse Val Reynolds, the picture is very different. Dorset HealthCare runs leg ulcer clinics across the county, with a current weekly caseload of more than 200 people.

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25th October 2017

The gloves are off as Frank Bruno backs award-winning mental health initiative

An innovative mental health scheme which uses boxing to help transform people’s lives has been praised by one of the sport’s biggest names. Former world heavyweight champion Frank Bruno MBE gave his backing to the Fight Back Mental Health project, run by Dorset HealthCare staff with the support of Weymouth Boxing Club.

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