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Dr Penny Mancais

Qualifications:
MB BS, London, 1989
DCH, 1994
MRCPCH, 1996
Diploma Neurodisabilit, Sheffield, 2003
FRCPCH, 2005

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.

Special interests:
Clinical lead
Governance lead for paediatrics 
​Children with complex neurodisability and associated medical problems
Childhood epilepsy 
Paediatric Palliative Care and End of Life
Under 5 ASD assessments
Child protection assessments

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
ASD clinic every Monday
Epilepsy clinics three times a month
Neurodisability clinics weekly​

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, 1991
FRCPCH

Special interests:
Paediatric diabetes
Named doctor for child safeguarding

Clinics: 
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
General paediatric clinics at Portland on Thursdays weeks 2 and 4.

Contact:
Secretary Sharon Brooks 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

Background:
General paediatrician covering in Bridport

Special interests:
Paediatric oncology
Paediatric allergy 

Clinics:
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

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

Clinics:
Weekly neuro-developmental clinic, Dorchester, Monday and Tuesday am
Monthly clinic at the Forum residential school.

Special interests:
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.

Contact:
Clinical work: 01305 253730 (secretary)
Child deaths and safeguarding work: 01305 254748

 

Dr Phil Parslow (General Paediatrics with an interest in Paediatric Nephrology)

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.

Training Programme Director for Paediatrics in Wessex

Clinics:
General paediatric clinics in Dorchester - Monday mornings (weeks 1, 3 and 5)
General paediatric clinics in Blandford - Thursdays (weeks 1,3 and 4)
Paediatric nephrology clinis in Dorcheser - Monday mornings (weeks 2 and 4)

Special interests: 
Paediatric nephrology
Medical eduation

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 and 2nd  Thursday of the month
General paediatric clinics  2nd, 4th, & 5th Wednesdays and 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th Fridays of the month.

Special interests:
Neonatology
Pre-school development (post SCBU)

Key members of the team:
Cath Kopecky, specialist physiotherapist for neonatal follow-up clinic

Contact:
01305 253331


Dr William 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:
Ambulatory care
ADHD
Cystic Fibrosis
Respiratory
Asthma

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

Clinics:
Wed AM - general/respiratory/CF clinics on alternating weeks
Fri AM - combined behavioural/general Weymouth alternating weeks

Contact:
01305 255206


Dr Ruth Newman

Qualifications:
Imperial College School of Medicine 1999-2005
MBBS Bsc MRCPCH
CCT January 2019

Background:
Joined DCH in April 2019. Trained in general paediatrics with addtional community paediatric experience.
Majority of training in Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton.
Instruct on Acute Paediatric Life Support and Newborn Life Support courses.

Special interests:
Undertaking MSc in Allergy at Southampton and joining the allergy service at DCH.
Chronic fatigue.

Clinics:
Bridport and DCH Children's Centre - general paediatric clinics - Mondays
Allergy clinics TBC (new to the Trust)

Contact:
01305 255206


Dr Claire Hollingsworth

Qualifications:
BM Medicine (Hons), Southampton 2005
MRCPCH, 2010
PGCert Paediatrics and Child Health (Distinction), Imperial College 2016

Background:
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.​

Special interests:
Paediatric critical care
Education
Paediatric endocrinology

Clinics:
All day general paediatric clinic (new and follow-up) on Thursdays in Blandford, weeks 1,3 and 4.

Contact:
01305 255206


Dr Deepa Shenoy

Qualifications:
MBBS 2003, India
MRCPCH 2009, UK

Special interests:
Cardiology

Contact:
Secretary Paula Bull, 01305 253331


Dr Salwa Hanna

Qualifications:
DCH, 1994, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London
MRCPCH, 2002, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London

Background:
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.

Special interests:
Paediatrics neurodevelopment

Clinics:
Based at Dorset County Hospital. Clinics held at the hospital and peripheral clinics at different locations depending on the service needs.

Contact:​
01305 254707