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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Verified Patient
23/04/2021

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Dr Shortland saw our son for abdominal pains and was very reassuring. He had a lovely manner with Tom and has helped with a diet plan and organising tests. Highly recommended.

Verified Patient
18/03/2021

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Visited Dr Shortland with my almost 2 year old. His experience, explanations and treatment of my daughter were exceptional. We left with a clear plan and potential diagnosis dependant on the outcomes of the plan. Cannot recommend highly enough.

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05/03/2021

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Very happy with the consultation. There was a slight wait when we arrived but this was due to the restrictions around covid and having to go to and from the car.

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21/02/2021

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Received excellent service from Dr David Shortland .


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