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BSc MBBS (1983 London) Trained at St. Thomas’ Hospital, London, and completed his postgraduate training at Poole General Hospital. His main medical interests are bone and joint disorders and exercise related health.
Dr Philip Doust went to medical school at the university of Southampton. After completing his training in 2005 he worked in Southampton General Hospital for 2 and a half years, before moving to Poole General Hospital for a further 2 years on a medical rotation. He moved to Northamptonshire to do his GP training and following this in 2013 worked locally as a GP. He and his family moved back to Dorset in 2015.
Dr McFarland trained at Southampton Medical School and completed post graduate training at Dorset County and Salisbury District Hospital. Her main interests are womens health and contraception/sexual health and she inserts and removes contraceptive implants for the practice. Outside of work she enjoys travelling,outdoor activities and spending time with family.
Dr Shepherd moved to Poole after graduating from Southampton University in 2006 and, apart from 6 months working in A&E in New Zealand, she has lived and worked in the area ever since. She is married with 2 daughters and an energetic collie and spends her free time chasing after them, enjoying the Dorset coast and countryside.
Dr Somani trained at St George's Medical School, London and worked in Kent before completing GP training in Bournemouth. She has worked as a full-time GP locum widely in Dorset and also in rural Australia.
Dr Whitmey qualified in Edinburgh in 1975. He was in the Royal Navy between 1976 to 1984 and spent most of his time with Submarines. He started General Practice in London in 1984 in Brixton, intending to go back to Scotland after a few years. Finally left in 2014 to retire in Bournemouth. Dr Whitmey got fed up after a month and started working again in Hampshire and then Dorset finally joining Kinson Road in July 2017. His main interests outside work are playing guitar and running.
BSc RGN Non Medical Prescriber
The Practice Manager is responsible for the finance and administration of the practice and the smooth and efficient running of the surgeries. A team of receptionists, medical secretaries and administrative/computer staff support him. He will be pleased to help you with any administrative or non-medical aspect of your healthcare. He is also available, by appointment, to discuss any suggestions or concerns you have about our service.
Our receptionists and secretaries are here to help you and provide you with a friendly and efficient service. Any information given to them is treated in confidence and they are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as doctors and nurses.
Health Care Assistant
The community nursing team provides a high-quality professional service 24 hours a day, every day of the year to the acutely sick, frail or elderly, the terminally ill, and to patients who are discharged from hospital. They offer support to patients and carers on how best to care for themselves between visits and give help and advice through and after a period of illness. They also advise on how to obtain assistance from other agencies, e.g. benefits etc. and how to follow a healthier lifestyle upon recovery.
The North Bournemouth Health Visiting Team, based at Bournemouth Learning Centre, Ensbury Avenue, Bournemouth BH10 4HG, provides a high-quality professional and confidential service Monday to Friday. They can provide group sessions to promote health (including smoking cessation programmes and advice) or give individual advice and counselling. They are also involved in local and national ‘Health Campaigns’. They support new parents from the birth of their baby and throughout the formative years, as well as giving advice on immunisation, feeding, development, safety and behavioural problems. They can be contacted on 01202 456790.