Self-help and Wellbeing
On this page you are able to find further information on the following:
- BMI Calculator
- NHS A to Z Health
- Blood Pressure
- Cruse Bereavement
- Live Well Dorset
- Healthier Together
- Dorset Health & Care Apps
- Choose the right service
A blood pressure test is a simple way of checking if your blood pressure is too high or too low.
Blood pressure is the term used to describe the strength with which your blood pushes on the sides of your arteries as it's pumped around your body.
Please click HERE for further information & blood pressure checker.
Grief is a natural process, but it can be devastating. We are here to support you after the death of someone close.
Monday - Friday 9.30am - 5pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9.30am - 8pm
Weekends 10am - 2pm
Please click HERE for further information & support
You are not alone. We're here to support you.
Improving the quality of care for children and young people in Dorset
It can be extremely stressful when your child is unwell. We know that there is a huge amount of information available at your fingertips, but finding something that provides clear and accurate information is not always easy!
The resources on the Healthier Together website have been developed in partnership between parents and healthcare professionals from across Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
You'll find clear information on common childhood illnesses, including advice on what 'red-flag' signs to look out for, where to seek help if required, what you should do to keep your child comfortable and how long your child's symptoms are likely to last.
Please click HERE for further information
New Dorset Health & Care App & A - Z of Health Information
Our Dorset, the partnership of health and social care organisations from across the county, has launched a digital health technology library to help supported self-management in the form of apps library www.ourdorset.nhs.uk/apps as well as a new website with A -Z health information library https://healthvideos.ourdorset.nhs.uk
Please click on the images depending on which you would like further information on
Feeling Unwell? Choose the right service
There are lots of NHS services to choose from and it can be hard to know which is the best for your problem
- Self-care: Self-care is usually the best choice to treat very minor illnesses, ailments and injuries. A range of common illnesses and complaints, such as coughs, colds, sore throats, upset stomachs and aches and pains, can often be treated with a well-stocked medicine cabinet and plenty of rest.
- Pharmacy: Your local high street pharmacy can provide confidential, expert advice and treatment for a range of common illness and complaints, without having to wait for a GP appointment or go to A&E.
- Dentist: Are healthcare professionals who can help you to have healthy teeth and gums by undertaking regular checks, and provide treatment when necessary.There are dental surgeries located across the Fylde and Wyre area. Your dentist will decide how often they need to see you based on the condition of your mouth, teeth and gums. If you have no current problems, your dentist might not need to see you for up to two years. If you need to see a dentist outside of normal dental surgery hours or are not currently registered with a dentist, please contact the Dental Access Service on NHS 111
The NHS Choices website provides information about local dental services and surgeries, including opening hours, contact details and how to register.
- GP: Are able to provide a range of services by appointment, including medical advice, examinations and prescriptions.
if you have an illness or injury that won’t go away, then you need to make an appointment here at your GP practice. GP practices provide care, which may involve appointments or telephone advice either with a GP or practice nurse.
- Out of hours & urgent advice: For non-emergency health issues during hours when the surgery is closed, please telephone 111. This will connect you to the national NHS 111 service, who will assess your condition and direct you to the local service best suited to your needs. NHS 111 is available 24/7 and is free to call from both landlines and mobiles.