News and articles

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

Cortisone Joint injections as we recover from the Coronavirus pandemic

9th June 2020

The use of steroid injections in musculoskeletal medicine is a standard treatment, but recent events with COVID-19 has asked questions of these.

Although there is no clear evidence that steroid injections can increase the likelihood of acquiring COVID-19 or increasing the severity, possible concerns have been raised regarding reduced survival benefit and possible harms. We do know that steroids will reduce your immunity for short period of time.   Furthermore complications and mortality related to COVID-19 are higher in some groups of people, particularly older people and those with comorbidities.

We remain open

23rd March 2020

During this time of Coronavirus isolation Dorset Private GP remains open for your medical care but with a few changes.
We are now offering 20 minute video or 10 minute telephone consultations with one of our highly qualified doctors from the comfort of your own home.
We will still be seeing patients face to face in our clinic in Bournemouth but this will be limited to essential care; vaccinations, medical examinations or assessments that require you to be physically present.
To find out more or to book an appointment, please call 01202 761150

Antimalarials for Travel

22nd January 2020

Planning a trip away? Depending on where you’re heading, you might be at risk of malaria. And that means it’s a good idea to take antimalarial medication to protect yourself.

That’s where we can help. Once you know when and where you’re going, book an appointment with us. We’ll make sure you take the right medication so that you can get on with enjoying your travels.

In the meantime, here’s a quick guide to malaria and how to keep yourself safe.

The Chicken Pox Vaccine

25th July 2019

The chickenpox vaccine is not part of the NHS childhood vaccination schedule in the UK but it is in other countries such as the USA.

It is available at Dorset Private GP.