Monthly Archives: December 2016

NHS Healthier Together

Worried about the health of a child or young person?

The Healthier Together programme relies upon patients and healthcare professionals working together to improve how local healthcare is delivered. The website provides advice for parents, young people and pregnant women, and clinical resources to support healthcare professionals – which means that your child is likely to receive consistently high-quality care, irrespective of which healthcare professional they see.

Visit the NHS Healthier Together website for expert advice you can trust from local healthcare professionals: what0-18.nhs.uk

COVID-19 Booster Vaccine Dorset – we will contact you when it is your turn

In line with the latest national JCVI guidance, we are now rolling out the COVID-19 booster vaccine programme across Dorset to those who are eligible – we will be following the guidelines in the order and eligibility given.

The NHS in Dorset has been working hard to get ready for the next phase of the roll out of the life-saving vaccine.

Please wait to be contacted by the NHS to be invited for your booster. Please don’t contact us, we will contact you.

It is important to note that even if you fall within one of the early cohorts (due to your age or existing health conditions) you will only be eligible for your COVID-19 booster vaccine at least 6 months after your second vaccine dose.

We will be delivering the booster doses of the vaccine in a number of ways across Dorset, and you will be contacted to book your appointment.

Health and social care workers

You will be invited for your booster vaccine by one of our vaccination services.

Still not had your first or second COVID-19 vaccine jab? There’s still time.
There is still time to get your COVID-19 jab. There are many opportunities across Dorset where you can get your vaccine. Go to: nhs.uk/CovidVaccine

Please choose the right healthcare service in Dorset

NHS services in Dorset continue to be under extreme pressure.

If you’re unwell and are unsure about where to go, visit 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Please be patient and choose the right care.

Get the right treatment, in the right place, at the right time.

At this very busy time, your 111 call may take a little longer to answer than usual but staff will get to you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.

For ongoing or non-urgent concerns please contact your local pharmacist or GP practice.

Call 999 in a medical emergency. This is when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk.

Thank you for your support.

We’d also like to thank our hard-working teams who are working incredibly hard to care for those in need.

Flu Vaccination Season 2021-22

We are now taking bookings for eligible patients to have their flu vaccine.

If we have a mobile number or email recorded then we will be sending patients a simple link to book online. If we do not have a mobile or email recorded then we will be calling the patient to make an appointment.

Please do not attend with a family member that does not have an appointment, or has a later date/time as we will be working from strict pre-booked appointment lists.

For guidance and information please follow this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/flu-vaccination-who-should-have-it-this-winter-and-why