Dr Penny Mancais
MB BS, London, 1989
Diploma Neurodisability, 2003
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.
Children with complex neurodisability and associated medical problems.
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.
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.
Dr Julie Doherty
MB ChB 1987 Liverpool University
BSc Hons Joint Medical Cell Biology & Biochemistry (Liverpool 1984 intercalated)
MRCP (UK) 1992
Diploma Medical Education 2004 (Dundee University)
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.
01305 255182 (secretary)
01305 254748 (child protection office)
Dr William Ward
MB ChB, Leicester, 1991
Named doctor for child safeguarding
clinics on a Tuesday morning, weeks 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
diabetes clinics on Thursday afternoons, weeks 1, 3 and 5
General paediatric clinics at Portland on Thursdays weeks 2 and
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
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
Weekly neuro-developmental clinic, Dorchester, Monday and Tuesday am
Monthly clinic at the Forum residential 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
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.
General paediatric clinics at Children’s Centre, DCH - Monday mornings and Tuesday afternoons
Acute paediatrics – lead for ED liaison, Paediatric Intensive Care Forum, Deputy Lead for Kingfisher Ward
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 on Thursday mornings at schools: Mountjoy, Wyvern, Westfield and Prince of Wales School
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.
Dr Abby Deketelaere
BMed Sci 1997 Nottingham
BMBS 1999 Nottingham
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.
Pre-school development (post SCBU)
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
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 with addtional community paediatric experience.
Majority of training in Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton.
Instruct on Acute Paediatric Life Support and Newborn Life Support courses.
Undertaking MSc in Allergy at Southampton and joining the allergy service at DCH.
Bridport and DCH Children's Centre - general paediatric clinics - Mondays
Allergy clinics TBC (new to the Trust)
Dr Claire 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
MBBS 2003, India
MRCPCH 2009, UK
Secretary Paula Bull, 01305 253331
Dr Salwa Hanna
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.