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  • Procurement information for 2019 is now available on our website
    Procurement information for 2019 is now available on our website
    December 13, 2018 by
    Procurement information for 2019 is now available for Community Health Improvement Services The following Public Health Dorset contracts are due to expire on 31st March 2019: NHS Health Checks Supervised consumption Needle exchange Emergency hormonal contraception (EHC) Long acting reversible contraception (LARC) Smoking cessation We are keen...
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  • New online tool empowering Dorset to get healthy
    New online tool empowering Dorset to get healthy
    November 27, 2018 by
    New online tool empowering Dorset to get healthy By Matt Fisher   LiveWell Dorset is placing personalised healthy living advice at the fingertips of the county. My LiveWell is a new online tool with tailored tips to help adults in Dorset get healthy. Leading Public Health Dorset’s...
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  • Accessible services for those dependent on alcohol
    Accessible services for those dependent on alcohol
    November 22, 2018 by
    Accessible services for those dependent on alcohol By Will Haydock Many of us enjoy a drink, and most of us do so without serious negative effects. However, a surprising number of people aren’t just putting themselves at risk by drinking too much alcohol; they’ve actually become physically...
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  • Reducing red meat consumption is one of the biggest changes we can make to address our carbon footprint
    Reducing red meat consumption is one of the biggest changes we can make to address our carbon footprint
    November 9, 2018 by
    Reducing red meat consumption is one of the biggest changes we can make to address our carbon footprint By Sarah Webb As a public health registrar, I have the privileged position of being involved with many different projects over a number of organisations. On the way to...
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  • Health Education Wessex funded Health Champion training
    Health Education Wessex funded Health Champion training
    October 18, 2018 by
    Health Champion training now available for Healthy Living Pharmacies Are you a Healthy Living Pharmacy? Would you like the opportunity for two members of your team to achieve a Health Champion qualification? Don’t miss out! Full details are available here.   View PDF...
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  • Right support at the right time
    Right support at the right time
    October 12, 2018 by
    By Will Haydock World Mental Health Day took place on Wednesday. With this in mind, it is a good time to remind ourselves of how much work we still need to do to ensure that everyone who needs help can access the right support at the right...
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  • Multimorbidity: You’ve done too much, much too young
    Multimorbidity: You’ve done too much, much too young
    October 12, 2018 by
    By Dave Lemon So then, multimorbidity, what is it? Well first of all it doesn’t mean you get to die more than once – sorry…Wait, do I mean sorry here? Anyway, what it does mean is that anyone with a multimorbidity (sometimes called co-morbidity) is living with...
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  • Whole school approach
    Whole school approach
    September 21, 2018 by
    Emotional Health and Wellbeing through Physical Activity – A Whole School Approach Public Health Dorset has been working with the Dorset Head Teacher Alliance (HTA), a partnership between schools and both county and regional stakeholders in school PE, Sport and physical activity, to design and develop a project...
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  • Updated EHC PGDs now available (version 6.1)
    Updated EHC PGDs now available (version 6.1)
    September 18, 2018 by
    The updated versions of the EHC PGDs have now been published Following helpful feedback from pharmacists we have made some further changes to the recently published PGDs for Levonelle and ellaOne which are now available on the Public Health Dorset website here. The updated PGDs will also be...
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  • It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine
    It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine
    August 22, 2018 by
    By Dave Lemon What I want to discuss here is one possible future for public health, specifically public health practice as opposed to organisation. To begin with it’s probably best to examine where public health has come from and where it is now. Public health has gone...
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