News and articles

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

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.

Simple tips for a healthier 2021

4th January 2021

It’s that time again. The pressure has stacked up. What will it be this year? A marathon? Or maybe a vow to never touch chocolate again?

January brings with it a fresh start. But it also packs on the pressure for the ultimate health and wellbeing New Year’s resolutions. And frankly, if we’ve learnt anything from 2020, it’s that things don’t always turn out as we think they will.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the expectations of January, we’re here with our top ten easy changes to give 2021 that manageable nudge in the healthy direction.