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Featured: More access to community testing in north Dorset

Residents and businesses in north Dorset have more access to community testing.

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Changes to locations of community testing site

Locations of where you can LFD tests for if you don't have COVID-19 symptoms are changing

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An open letter – Every NHS COVID-19 vaccination gives us hope, helping lov …

Vaccines are the best way to protect ourselves and our loved ones from COVID-19, everyone should g …

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Alcohol Awareness Week - REACH services

For Alcohol Awareness Week (15-21st November) we have partnered up with EDP REACH to raise awareness of how alcohol can impact on people and their relationships. EDP REACH is a free, friendly and...

Things to do this October half term in Dorset

Summer may be over, but it doesn’t mean that you cannot enjoy the places that Dorset has to offer. October half term is the perfect time to get outdoors with the family and enjoy nature, and in...

Stop smoking

It’s never too late to quit smoking and there are many health benefits to stopping; not only does it improve your physical health, but it also is proven to boost your mental health and wellbeing....

Here comes the weekend

This blog discusses people's relationships with alcohol on a night out.

What about not drinking at all?

A blog about staying sober

Alcohol in the home

A blog about people drinking more alcohol at home

Child illness and being in school

Different examples of what you should do if your child is poorly during this coronavirus time.

Learning through adversity: healthcare for people who are homeless

How the health bus helps people who are homeless get health services they need.

Reasons to be sober

Davina Nuttycombe form Dorset is part of a worldwide network of people encouraging each other to stay sober called Soberistas. Read what positive changes have happened for Davina.

Public Health Intelligence — The Future is Here

Our Function The function of Public Health Intelligence is to help Public Health Dorset, our two councils and Our Dorset (Integrated Care System) solve problems. That’s it really. Solve problems. Our intelligence function is staffed by analysts (traditionally viewed as geeks or digit heads with propeller hats…),

Our Future of Excess Winter Mortality: It’s Cold out There

Globally, we are locked into a warmer and less predictable future through our burning of fossil fuels.

5 ways animals can make your weekend better

It is well known that having a four-legged friend can boost your mental wellbeing.  This week’s article focuses on how your favourite animals can help boost your wellbeing.    By Charlotte Fuge 1. Run in a pack 40% of people in the UK are pet owners and a great

We want parents’ views about health visiting advice and support

We’re looking for views from parents or carers looking after a child under five years old about your experiences of using the health visiting service. What happens in pregnancy and early childhood impacts on physical and emotional health through to adulthood. To support this, we commission the

NHS Health Checks training for providers – March 2018

The next NHS Health Checks training is due to take place on Thursday 22nd March 2018. The details are: Time: 9.30/10.00 – 16.30 Location: Poole This training is open to service providers in Dorset, Poole and Bournemouth contracted to deliver NHS Health Checks. Practitioners who are new

Valuing the Vibe

By Jack Blankley Recently, Public Health Dorset joined a number of local charities, community groups, social enterprises and other partners to celebrate the community groups and neighbourhoods in Bournemouth. View PDF

Thanks William Goldring

Thanks William Goldring I owe William Goldring. In 1896 Dorchester Borough Council, concerned with providing for ‘the health and recreation’ of an expanding population, commissioned him to design the town’s Borough Gardens. It lies in the heart of Dorchester, half way between where I live and work.

T'is the season for flu

Flu is much worse than a cold especially if you have a long term health condition such as asthma. Get your free flu jab.

Were you inspired by London 2012?

  With Rio 2016 almost upon us, we want to hear from anyone who was inspired by the last Olympic Games to take up a new activity or make a change. We want to use these stories to inspire others to do the same during Rio 2016.

How a powerful medicine will save lives in Dorset

Overdoses are an all too common experience for drug users, and the biggest cause of drug-related deaths. But an overdose can be a wake up call for a drug user to seek treatment, if they survive it. Our health programme advisor Laura Everett-Coles explains how we hope

Wellbeing is all our business

Local people are being given the chance to shape health and wellbeing services in Dorset.

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