News and articles

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

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.

Hay Fever

5th April 2019

Hay fever is a common allergic reaction triggered by allergens that affects 1 in every 5 people at some point in their lives. These allergens can be mould spores, tree pollen, grasses and weeds, pet dander and dust mites. Some plants release pollen as early as January, and can continue as late as September. In hay fever, the body launches an immune response to these allergens as it identifies these as a potential threat. As part of the immune response, the chemical histamine is released which triggers the symptoms of hay fever.

Winter Sun

29th January 2019

More than a third of Britons now head abroad each winter to seek the sunshine. With travelling times becoming shorter and trips abroad to exotic places more affordable, it is important to remember your health, as the health risks in these places are still very real.  At Dorset Private GP we can help you with your medical travel related queries.  We cover Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Dorchester and the whole of Dorset.