News and articles

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

Get clued up and checked out for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

13th October 2020

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and that means – whether you’ve checked your breasts before or not – it’s time to get in touch.

Cancer is a scary word, but it’ll only get scarier the less we face it. Looking breast cancer straight in the eye is what this month is all about. We’re here to walk you through the what, who and how of breast cancer so that you can all keep yourself and your loved ones as safe as possible all year round.

The likelihood of getting breast cancer increases with age. That’s why all women between 50 and 71 are offered a breast cancer screening every three years by their GP. But if something doesn’t look or feel quite right, don’t wait to be invited for a screening. Come and see us and we’ll get you checked.

Calling All Freshers – have you had your meningitis vaccine?

16th September 2020

Heading off to university this autumn? Even if freshers’ week isn’t shaping up quite the way you’d hoped, getting a meningitis vaccine is as important as ever.

Being a student puts you at a higher risk of getting meningitis, which can cause long-term disabilities or even be deadly. The MenACWY vaccination is free to everyone under 25, so don’t hesitate – get yourself a jab as soon as possible.

If you’re concerned about getting an NHS appointment before you head off to university, call us on 01202 761150 and we’ll get you sorted.

Getting the MenACWY vaccine is the best way to protect yourself against meningitis. But don’t just stop there. Read on to make sure you’re clued up on what the disease is and what symptoms to look out for.

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