Dr Penny Mancais
MB BS, London, 1989
Diploma Neurodisabiliy, Sheffield, 2003
I did five years with the Royal Navy on leaving medical school. I did several years of adult medicine and a year of general practice 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 paediatric consutlant
Governance lead for paediatrics
Children with complex neurodisability and associated medical problems
Paediatric Palliative Care and End of Life
Under 5 ASD assessments
Child protection assessments
Blandford second Thursday of the month AM
ASD clinic every Monday
Epilepsy clinics three times a month
Neurodisability clinics weekly
Rapid access during call weeks
Yewstock school termly
Dr Julie Doherty
MB ChB 1987 Liverpool University
BSc Hons Joint Medical Cell Biology and Biochemistry (Liverpool 1984 intercalated)
MRCP (UK) 1992
Diploma Medical Education 2004 (Dundee University)
Paediatric Rheumatology (shared care)
Child Protection Assessments
First Tuesday mornings of the month – Weymouth Primary Care Clinics
Second and fourth weeks Tuesday mornings (Paediatric gastroenterology clinic, Children’s centre) and Friday mornings (General Paediatrics, Weymouth Community Hospital) – referrals accepted on a Patch basis
Coeliac clinics (for confirmed diagnoses) -joint paediatric & dietetic clinics on Thursdays x3 per year
Joint Paediatric gastroenterology clinics with tertiary paediatric gastroenterologist Prof Beattie x3 per year (2nd Thursdays in Jan / May/ Sept)
Referrals via GP/ HV referral – on a Patch based system for general paediatrics
Shared Care Paediatric Rheumatology Clinics clinics (with Dr Alice Leahy from University Hospitals Southampton) three times per year (Monday afternoons).
01305 255182 (secretary)
Dr William Ward
MB ChB, Leicester, 1991
Paediatric diabetes clinics on a Tuesday morning, weeks 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
Paediatric diabetes clinics on Thursday afternoons, weeks 1, 3 and 5
Secretary Sharon Brooks 01305 254751
Dr Philip Wylie
MBChB, 1984, Bristol
BSc, 1981, Bristol
DCH, 1987, London
MRCP, 1987, London
Dip Obs, 1988, NZ
DTM&H, 1992, London
General paediatrician covering in Bridport
The Children’s Centre, DCH – first and second Tuesday and the fourth Thursday each month
Bridport Community Hospital – third and fourth Tuesday of the month
Allergy Clinic, DCH, Thursday AM week three of every month
Dr Wendy D’Arrigo
BSc, St Andrews, 1994
MBChB, Dundee, 1987
MRCP, Edinburgh, 1991
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
Monday and Tuesday mornings – Dorchester
1st, 3rd and 5th Friday mornings of each month – Weymouth
Thursday morning – once per month at The Forum School
Designated doctor for safeguarding at DCHFT and designated doctor for child deaths for West Dorset, Dorset CCG.
Neurodisability including neurobehavioural problems
Key members of the team
Our team includes a neuro-behaviour support nurse who runs workshops for families and has a small amount of time to work with individual families.
Clinical work: 01305 253730 (secretary)
Child deaths and safeguarding work: 01305 254748
Dr Phil Parslow (General Paediatrics with an interest in Paediatric Nephrology)
BSc (Hons) 1996 Manchester
MB ChB 1999 Manchester
MRCPCH 2002 London
Postgraduate Certificate Medical Education 2006 Dundee
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.
Training Programme Director for Paediatrics in Wessex.
General Paediatrics (Childrens Centre DCH) Monday mornings weeks 1& 3 of the month
Paediatric Nephrology (Childrens Centre DCH) Monday mornings weeks 2& 4 of the month
General paediatrics Blandford Community Hospital All day Thursday week 1 & 3
Dr Wei Liang Yap
MBChB, Glasgow, 1999
Consultant in DCH since 2011
General paediatric training in West of Scotland region 2001-2005
Higher specialist paediatric training in Wessex region 2005-2011
Weekly new-patient and follow-up clinics in the Children’s Centre
Monthly follow-up clinics at some of the special schools: Mountjoy, Wyvern, Westfield
Neurodisability and neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum conditions and ADHD
We have regular links with Core-CAMHS, and Learning-Disability CAMHS (SWIFTS)
Dr Abby Deketelaere
BMed Sci 1997 Nottingham
BMBS 1999 Nottingham
Pre-school development (post SCBU)
Neonatal Follow Up clinic 1st and 2nd Thursday of the month
General paediatric clinics 2nd, 4th, & 5th Wednesdays and 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th Fridays of the month.
Key members of the team
Cath Kopecky, specialist physiotherapist for neonatal follow-up clinic
Dr William Verling
BSc (London) 1998
MBBS 2001 (GKT)
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.
New treatments introduced
Set up rapid access clinics in Dorchester.
Helped set up combined behavioural clinic in Weymouth
Wed AM – general/respiratory/CF clinics on alternating weeks
Fri AM – combined behavioural/general Weymouth alternating weeks
Started virtual outpatient clinics at DCH
Dr Ruth Newman
Imperial College School of Medicine 1999-2005
MBBS Bsc MRCPCH
CCT January 2019
Joined DCH in April 2019. Trained in general paediatrics.
Majority of training in Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton.
Instruct on Acute Paediatric Life Support courses
Joint medical student and physician’s associate lead
Undertaking MSc in Allergy at Southampton and joining the allergy service at DCH.
Chronic fatigue clinics
General paediatric clinics (Dorchester and Bridport)
Dr Clare Hollingsworth
BM Medicine (Hons), Southampton 2005
PGCert Paediatrics and Child Health (Distinction), Imperial College 2016
2007-2018, General paediatric training in Wessex.
I was appointed as a General Paediatrician in Dorchester in September 2018. I have taken the lead for paediatric critical care utilising the experience I gained working in Paediatric Intensive Care in Southampton from 2015-2016.
I am joining Dr Parslow in covering outpatients in North Dorset, with a regular clinic at Blandford Community Hospital.
I am the paediatric representative at the maternal-foetal MDT and for the Cygnet Home Birth Team.
I have an interest in education and am educational supervisor for two foundation doctors as well as recently taking on the role of college tutor within paediatrics. I am also developing an interest in paediatric endocrinology alongside the tertiary specialists from Southampton and am now leading the paediatric arm of the regional familial hypercholesterolemia service. I am the deputy lead for shared care paediatric oncology.
Paediatric critical care
All day general paediatric clinic (new and follow-up) on Thursdays in Blandford, weeks 1,3 and 4.
Dr Deepa Shenoy
I completed my basic medical degree from Bangalore Medical College in India. All my Paediatric training has been mainly in Wessex with 18 months of Paediatric Cardiology experience at Southampton. I have worked at Dorset County Hospital during my training before being appointed as a Consultant in 2016.
Joint lead for medical students and Physicians associates
SHO rota co-ordinator
Weekly Learning zone co-ordinator
Weekly Wednesday General Paediatric clinic covering Dorchester Patch
First and last Thursday General Paediatric clinic covering Dorchester Patch
Twice monthly Monday Cardiac Clinic jointly with Dr Bokhandi from Poole
Monthly tertiary Cardiac Clinic with Dr Black ,Paediatric Cardiologist from Southampton
Secretary Paula Bull: 01305253331
Dr Salwa Hanna (Specialty Doctor in Community Paediatrics)
DCH, 1994, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London
MRCPCH, 2002, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London
Trained in general paediatrics in different hospitals in the UK. Specialised in community paediatrics since 1998.
Started working part-time with Dorset County Hospital in community paediatrics in 2002.
Also work part-time in community paediatrics for East Dorset.
Based at Dorset County Hospital. Clinics held at the hospital and peripheral clinics at different locations depending on the service needs.