Councils now have a legal duty to improve the health and wellbeing of residents and to reduce the differences in health outcomes between populations they serve.
Public Health Dorset commissions a range of mandatory and non-mandatory public health services, including health improvement, the NHS Health Checks programme, sexual health services, children and young people and drug and alcohol services. We are also responsible for assurance of a wide range of screening and vaccination programmes, and for making sure the county is prepared in the event of a public health emergency like an outbreak of infectious diseases or major flooding.
We serve a diverse population of 750,000 covering rural and urban areas, some of which are among the most deprived in the South West of England.
A Joint Public Health Board, which is made up of councillors from each of the three partner councils, governs Public Health Dorset’s work. Committee papers can be found on dorsetforyou.gov.uk
Public Health Dorset works to improve and protect the health of Dorset residents in the following areas:
We are working in partnership with health organisation and local councils to develop and deliver the local Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP).
Jobs at Public Health Dorset
If you would like to work for us please see the link below for latest job vacancies: