Experienced private GPs across Dorset

Get quick access to experienced hand-picked local GPs and nurses who can offer you the time and attention you need. Book an appointment in one of our well-equipped consulting rooms in central Bournemouth or our new Poundbury clinic in Dorchester.

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Dorset Private GP service, based in the heart of Bournemouth, offers you the unhurried, thorough, personal care we believe is best for patients.  

All our doctors are highly experienced practising local NHS GPs and we provide all the services you’d expect from a GP consultation, plus some you wouldn’t.

Your health is important and with the NHS sometimes struggling to offer a quality service now is the time to choose a private doctor.

You can see us at a convenient time that suits you – and at an affordable price. And you can see the same doctor each time, just as you once did with a traditional family GP. There’s no need to register in advance and you can continue seeing your existing NHS GP.

We are pleased to announce that we have opened a second branch of Dorset Private GP in Poundbury, Dorchester. To begin with, there will be a clinic every Wednesday morning starting 6th October. We are excited to bring the benefits of a quality private GP service to a new area and we will strive to increase the clinic availability and services as soon as possible.

Please note, this year we are unable to carry out private flu vaccinations.


If you’re looking for a GP practice that has the time to focus on you, just book online or call us on 01202 761150.

Services we offer

  • 20 or 40 minute GP appointments
  • Vaccinations (Bournemouth clinic only)
  • Repeat prescriptions
  • Medical screening and health checks
  • Driver Medicals -HGV, taxi, bus and more
  • Visa application medicals
  • Work and Sport application medicals
  • Blood tests
  • Womens Health – Coil and Implant insertion/removal
  • Minor Surgery to remove lumps, bumps and moles.
  • Hayfever and Joint Injections
See details of services

How we charge

Our charges are simple and clear. You just pay per appointment, service or procedure. There’s no need for private insurance – we welcome anyone who needs our services.

See our charges

Meet the team

All our team are experienced hand-picked local NHS medical professionals, led by Dr Tim Alder.

Find out more about us

What our patients say

“Your customer mannerism is literally second to none: Quick, Helpful, Friendly, Knowledgeable and with a Touch of Joviality which, in itself, renders the experience quite endearing.”
JD, January 2021
“I would like to extend my sincere thanks of appreciation for the fabulous professional service that I received from start to finish with regards to my HGV medical that Dr Broad performed. ”
RC, April 2020
“There is no doubt whatsoever that your team are at the top of your game and the difference you made for me personally in regards to the care you have given me can only be described as exceptional. I remain grateful and truly privileged to have been under your care.”
MA, May 2021
“Would like to say been in Uk for 14+ years and this Medical centre was the best my family and I have been too. So friendly and very helpful. Keep up this brilliant work! ”
, March 2018
“An appointment within a day of asking and saw the most amazing DOCTOR, Dr Jon. I am so grateful for putting my mind at rest. 100% recommend this service.”
DT, June 2018
“So glad I visited. Dr Katherine Broad was not only lovely but she listened to me, did not rush me and was very thorough. We covered so much in a short time. She was reassuring and helpful. I'm so glad I made the decision to pay. Was worth every penny.”
SL, February 2020
“I recently turned 50 and felt I should have a health check. I felt it was well with the money and would highly recommend. ”
, Feb 2018
“Thank you for being such a caring, empathetic and perfect doctor.”
“Dr Alder was very helpful and knowedgeable. I was able to book an appointment quickly. Thank you very much.”
OC, Feb 2017
“Dr Alder was great with my 2yr old. He made her and us feel at ease as soon as we entered the room.”
NH, Nov 2017
“Really nice job guys. Feel very comfortable. Thanks so much”
GS, Dec 2017
“Dr Alder is fantastic”
BH, Dec 2017
“A very positive impact on me coping with my situation. I am grateful for that.”
“Dr-- is an excellent GP with much empathy, understanding and expertise - especially with disorders of the mind. ”
, March 2018
“Thank you for all your support, belief and empathy.”
“Thank you for your great kindness, tolerance and skills in treating me... a pleasure to visit you.”
“What an excellent service I received”
JW, May 2019
“Just wanted to thank you all for being so helpful with getting us our medical certificates...for Bermuda”
AF, September 2020

Why use a private GP?

  • You want to see a doctor quickly.
  • You want to spend longer with your doctor.
  • You’re looking for a medical checkup or screening that’s not available on the NHS.
  • You want a vaccination that’s not available on the NHS.
  • You have a problem you wish to discuss discreetly.
  • You want continuity of care with a team who can get to know you just as family doctors used to do.
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