News and articles

We will post here any important announcements about the clinic, as well as useful and interesting medical information.

Fast private Covid testing by trained medical professionals in Bournemouth

24th May 2021

We’re now offering the full range of Covid tests at our drive through testing site near Bournemouth Airport, including those all-important next day results. So whether you need a test for travel, a test for release after travel, or just to put your mind at ease, our trained medical professionals have got you covered.

Visit www.dpgpcovidtesting.co.uk to get a fast, reliable and safe Covid-19 test, whenever you need one. In the meantime, here’s some more information about our Covid-19 testing site.

Aaachoo! Our top tips for managing hay fever

2nd May 2021

It’s that time again. The birds are chirping. The barbecues are being dusted off. The sun is finally starting to make an appearance. And… it feels like your neighbour has decided to mow their lawn three times a day just to spite you. That’s right, it’s hay fever season again. But don’t worry – while we can’t exactly tell your neighbour to stop it, already, here are our hay fever tips to keep in your back pocket along with those all-important tissues this summer.

Why cervical screenings cannot stop for Covid-19

6th February 2021

Coronavirus may have put a lot of things on pause, but here at Dorset Private GP, we’re making sure that your cervical screening is not one of them.

Cervical screenings (also known as smear tests) are extremely effective at stopping cervical cancer, preventing 7 in 10 diagnoses. But despite this brilliant success rate, the uptake on cervical smears is low even at the best of times. One study in 2019 suggested that cervical screening rates were at their lowest in two decades. Combine that with the cancellations and postponements caused by Covid-19, and we have a worrying dip in these life-saving smears.

So, whether your appointment was cancelled, you’re due a test but haven’t received your usual letter, or it’s your first ever cervical screening, please do make an appointment with us. We are taking extra precautions to make sure this all-important screening can still go ahead.