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Dr Rollo Clifford

Qualifications:
• MB BS, Westminster London, 1979
• MRCP, 1983
• FRCPCH, 1990
• DM, Southampton, 1990

Background:
• Consultant DCH since 1991
• Previously SHO: Northwick Park, Kings College, Brompton, John Radcliffe
• Clinical Medical Officer: Lambeth
• Research Fellow: Southampton
• Registrar: Northwick Park
• Lecturer: Bristol

Special interests:
• Cystic Fibrosis
• Asthma
• Allergy
• Dr Parslow has taken over as paediatrician with special interest in nephrology, although I continue to maintain an interest in this area and continue to be responsible for protocols on UTI and antenatal renal anomalies.

Clinics:
• Monday pm – Respiratory and Allergy alternating with General
• Wednesday am – General – one per month
• Thursday am – Blandford – General – three per month
• Asthma patients attending the Respiratory and Allergy Clinic are at the severe end of the spectrum – mostly from colleagues for patients failing within general clinics or from the ward for patients with multiple/ITU admission. General asthma referrals should be to the appropriate patch consultant.
• Allergy patients are taken in the Respiratory and Allergy Clinic only if they have had life-threatening anaphylaxis – else should be referred to appropriate patch clinic.
• All paediatric CF patients in West Dorset are seen in allocated appointments within the Respiratory and Allergy Clinic.

Contact:
01305 253332
 

Dr Penny Mancais

Qualifications:
• MB BS, London, 1989
• DCH, 1994
• MRCPCH, 1996
• Diploma Neurodisability, 2003

Background:
• I did five years with the Royal Navy on leaving medical school. I was medical officer for Search and Rescue helicopters in Cornwall for one year, expeditions to Kenya and Europe. I did several years of adult medicine before embarking on my paediatric career.
• I have had extensive general paediatric training in London and the West Midlands. I have been at Dorchester since 2003 as a general paediatrician participating in the acute resident on call week and consultant of the week scheme.

Special interests:
• Children with complex neurodisability and associated medical problems.
• Childhood epilepsy
• I am also trained in the management and examination of children who have been physically or sexually abused and am able to perform forensic examinations with the Police.

New treatments introduced:
• I am looking to improve the transition management of children with complex neurodisability and particularly that of epilepsy.

Clinics:
• Blandford second Thursday of the month am
• Wed and Friday mornings throughout the month
• I have several clinics for children with possible developmental problems or seizures.
• Children with genital related problems such as discharge can be referred in the usual way and I can see these with my colleague Dr Doherty. We have use of the colposcope on 2nd and 3rd Wed am when we see children who may need female examination.

Contact:
01305 253332
 

Dr Julie Doherty

Qualifications:
• MB ChB 1987 Liverpool University
• BSc Hons Joint Medical Cell Biology & Biochemistry (Liverpool 1984 intercalated)
• MRCP (UK) 1992
• FRCPCH
• Diploma Medical Education 2004 (Dundee University)

Special interests:
• Paediatric gastroenterology
• Safeguarding children

Clinics:
• Tuesday mornings (Children’s centre) & Friday mornings (Weymouth Community Hospital) - referrals accepted on a Patch basis
• 2nd & 3rdWednesday mornings (joint child sexual abuse (CSA) assessment clinic with Dr Mancais)
• Referrals via GP/ HV referral – on a Patch based system for general paediatrics.
• Child protection assessments accepted from Children’s Social Care; Health and Child Abuse Investigation Team (Police) via referral to the child protection office, 01305 254748.

Contact:
01305 255182 (secretary)
01305 254748 (child protection office)

 
Dr William Ward

Qualifications:
• MB ChB, Leicester
• FRCPCH

Special interests:
• Paediatric diabetes
• Immunisation (offer immunisation advice to professionals (not public, except by formal GP referral to clinic)

Clinics:
• General Paediatrics: Portland (Gatehouse surgery) 2nd and 4th Thursdays, all day
 Weymouth (Community Hospital) 2nd, 3rd and 4th Fridays
• Paediatric Diabetes: o Dorchester (Children’s Centre) 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursday afternoons

Contact:
01305 254751

 
Dr Philip Wylie

Qualifications:
• MBChB, 1984, Bristol
• BSc, 1981, Bristol
• DCH, 1987, London
• MRCP, 1987, London
• Dip Obs, 1988, NZ
• DTM&H, 1992, London
• FRCPCH, 1997

Special interests:
• Paediatric oncology
• Paediatric allergy
• Neonatology

Contact:
01305 253331

 

Dr Wendy D’Arrigo

Qualifications:
• BSc, St Andrews, 1994
• MBChB, Dundee, 1987
• MRCP, Edinburgh, 1991
• FRCPCH, 2001

Background:
• 1988 – 1996, paediatric rotations in Dundee and Perth
• 1996 – 2001, paediatrics and community paediatrics in Islington with neurodisability training at GOSH
• 2001 – 2007, consultant community paediatrician in Islington with interests in ASD, ADHD, cerebral palsy and learning difficulties
• Since moving to Dorset in 2008 I have been working as the Designated Doctor for Child Deaths, ensuring all child deaths in West Dorset are reviewed according to national recommendations and contributing to the Pan-Dorset Overview Panel of the LSCB. I am the named doctor for safeguarding at DCHFT.

Clinics:
• Weekly neuro-developmental clinic, Dorchester, Tues am – likely to change in the foreseeable future but currently a follow-up clinic only.
• Monthly clinic at the Forum residential school.

Special interests:
• Neurodisability

Contact:
Clinical work: 01305 254705
Child deaths and safeguarding work: 01305 254748

 

Dr Phil Parslow

Qualifications:
• BSc (Hons) 1996 Manchester
• MB ChB 1999 Manchester
• MRCPCH 2002 London
• Postgraduate Certificate Medical Education 2006 Dundee

Background:
• Grew up in Dorset, attended medical school in Manchester. Did House Officer and Senior House Officer posts in North West before returning to Wessex for paediatric registrar training.
• Worked in Dorchester as registrar on three occasions before obtaining consultant post in October 2009.

Clinics:
• General paediatric clinics at Children’s Centre, DCH - Monday mornings and Tuesday afternoons

Special interests:
• Acute paediatrics – lead for ED liaison, Paediatric Intensive Care Forum, Deputy Lead for Kingfisher Ward
• Paediatric nephrology

Contact:
01305 253332

 

Dr Wei Liang Yap

Qualifications:
• MBChB, Glasgow, 1999
• MRCPCH, 2004

Background:
• Consultant in DCH since 2011
• General paediatric training in West of Scotland region 2001-2005
• Higher specialist paediatric training in Wessex region 2005-2011

Clinics:
• Weekly new-patient and follow-up clinics in the Children’s Centre
• Monthly follow-up clinics on Thursday mornings at schools: Mountjoy, Wyvern, Westfield and Prince of Wales School

Special interests:
Neurodisability and neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum conditions and ADHD. I have good links with the SWIFTS team (CAMHS learning disability service) and the local schools.

Contact:
01305 254703


Dr Abby Deketelaere

Qualifications:
• BMed Sci 1997 Nottingham
• BMBS 1999 Nottingham
• MRCPCH 2004

Clinics:
Neonatal Follow Up clinic 1st Thursday
General Paediatrics (Children’s Centre) 2nd,4th, & 5th Wednesday

Special interests:
Neonatology

Contact:
01305 253331


Dr Will Verling

Qualifications:

  • BSc (London) 1998
  • MBBS 2001 (GKT)
  • MRCPCH 2006


Background:
I trained in London, intercalating a BSc in Psychology before graduating in 2001. I did house jobs in Brighton and Tonbridge Wells prior to six months ED in Brisbane/Outback Australia. I then started paediatric training and have worked in Brighton, Wessex and Severn Deanery prior to gaining my consultant post in Dorchester.

Special interests:
Respiratory, ambulatory care, ADHD

New treatments introduced:
Set up rapid access clinic in Dorchester.
Helped set up combined behavioural clinic in Weymouth

Clinics:
Tues PM Rapid Access
Wed AM General Dorchester (alt weeks)
Fri AM Combined Behavioural/General Weymouth (alt weeks)

Contact:
01305 254751