Dr David Shortland

Paediatrician in
Bournemouth

MBChB MD FRCP FRCPch DCH

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Professional statement

Dr David Shortland is a highly-experienced consultant paediatrician based in Bournemouth who treats children with all types of medical problems. His areas of expertise lie in all aspects of general paediatric care including respiratory problems, urinary abnormalities, gastro-oesophageal reflux, headaches and abdominal pain.

Dr Shortland has over 30 years' of experience as a consultant diagnosing and treating children. He currently practises privately at Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital. Alongside his NHS duties, he has also had significant national roles, developing policies and setting important standards for paediatric services across the UK.

After training in Bristol, Great Ormond Street, Leicester and Nottingham hospitals, he became accredited in general paediatrics and neonatology. He was the neonatal clinical lead for 10 years and a clinical director for 15 years at Poole Hospital.

In addition to his consultancy position, Dr Shortland has had senior roles in the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. These have included the National Workforce Officer, the Vice President for Health Policy and the Clinical Lead for the National Invited Review service. As a member of both the Neonatal Society and the Paediatric Society and as part of his NHS and research posts, he has published extensively in many paediatric and neonatal medical journals.

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17/02/2022

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Extremely happy with our first appointment. Dr Shortland was very helpful, and managed to point us in the direction of a diagnosis for our 2yr old boy. We would highly recommend, and will use his service again. Explained everything thoroughly and acknowledged any of our concerns

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08/02/2022

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Dr Shortland is a friendly and knowledgeable pediatrician. I was new to East Dorset and needed a consultation for my daughter who is autistic. He was very understanding of the challenges we needed help with & helped me to navigate other services for help.

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03/02/2022

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I was completely satisfied

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13/11/2021

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I know Doctor shortland since 2019, i had the best experience i expect from private facilities, very professional thanks for all the team


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