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Coeliac Support

Posted: 3 December 2015

Coeliac UK Dorchester Group

The Dorchester Local Group offers support and friendship to people with coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) across the local area of West Dorset and South Somerset.

Download this leaflet for more information:
Coeliac Support

Know Your Pulse

Posted: 3 December 2015

What is your pulse?

Your pulse is:

  • Your heart beat
  • Your heart rate
  • Your heart rhythm

One of the easiest places to feel your pulse is on your wrist, just below your thumb. You can feel your pulse in other areas of your body, including the crease of your elbow, in your groin or behind your knee.
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Living Well Project

Posted: 8 November 2015

Free courses for people experiencing anxiety and depression who wish to improve their mental wellbeing. 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives.

Download this leaflet for more information

Online Help for Armed Forces Veterans

Posted: 6 October 2015

Anyone who has served in the Armed Forces can now access information online about housing, employment, health, pensions and welfare in Dorset. The information can be found by clicking on the following link; a one-stop-shop for the needs of all veterans and their families.
www.dorsetforyou.com/veterans-support

The pages have been prepared by the Dorset Military Integrated Group (DMCIG), comprising local councils and the military.

My Health My Way

Posted: 10 September 2015

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Back due to popular demand, our next set of courses are starting in September 2015. Places are limited so early booking is advised.

These courses are designed to tackle the areas of your health that are getting in the way of your life and to deal with problems such as:

  • Frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation
  • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance
  • Appropriate use of medication
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals
  • Nutrition, decision making and how to evaluate new treatments

Download this leaflet for information on locations and dates.

Use of Personal Information

Posted: 17 February 2015

Confidential information from your medical records can now be extracted from our clinical system by NHS England to improve the services offered. This medical information, along with your postcode and NHS number (but not your name) is sent to a secure system where it can be linked with other health information.

You have a choice. If you have any concerns or wish to prevent your information leaving the practice, please contact us using the feedback form found in our Contact Us Page. An information leaflet is available along with Frequently Asked Questions on our NEW Patient Data Page.

Further information can be found at www.nhs.uk/caredata