Our Consultants

All our anaesthetists are hospital doctors at consultant level who hold the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, undergo annual appraisal and are revalidated by the General Medical Council.

All hold professional indemnity insurance and practice the latest evidence based techniques to provide you with the safest and most comfortable anaesthetic for your procedure.

Dorchester anaesthetists provide consultants to the BMI Winterbourne Hospital and selected dental practices to care for all patients requiring anaesthetic services on each particular day. As such, you will not be able to choose your anaesthetist, but all of our anaesthetists are highly skilled and cover all surgical specialities to an exceptionally high standard.

Mrs Vicki Doyle is our Business Manager and where possible, will be in touch with you prior to your procedure.

We take pride in our work and in looking after you; maintaining a professional, considerate and accredited service.

 

Our Consultants

Dr Andrew Ball BM DCH DRCOG FRCA

Visiting instructor University of Michigan 1994 – Paediatric anaesthetics Consultant at DCH since 1997 – anaesthesia for all forms of adult surgery including emergency on call work.
Special interests critical care and paediatric anaesthetics.
I enjoy the outdoors – hill walking, off road cycling, Kayaking and sailing.


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Dr Jonathan Chambers MBBS BSc FRCA                                                              

Dr Jonathan Chambers MBBS BSc FRCA FFICM qualified from University College London School of Medicine. He undertook his anaesthetic and intensive care training through the Peninsula & Wessex Schools of Anaesthesia. He works as a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine in Dorchester and his work includes general anaesthetic and sedation care for patients undergoing orthopaedic, general surgical, vascular and dental procedures. He is married with two children. Dr Chambers is the Deputy Regional Adviser for anaesthetic training in Wessex.


IMG_0649 Dr Anthony Doyle BSc, MBBS, FRCA


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Dr Duncan Farquhar-Thomson MBBS FRCA



IMG_0732 Dr Nick Hollis MBBS FRCA

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Dr Matthew Hough MBBS FRCA FRCP FFICM

Dr Hough trained at St Thomas Hospital Medical School and qualified in 1987.

Since that time he has undergone postgraduate training in general medicine prior to commencing anaesthetic training in Wessex. Further to working in the UK, he has extended his anaesthetic training both at the Princes Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan USA.

He has been a consultant anaesthetist in Dorchester sonce 1999 and provides comprehensive anaesthetic care for patients at both Dorset County Hospital NHS Trust and Winterbourne BMI Hospital.


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Dr Richard Jee BM MRCP FRCA DICM FFICM

Dr Jee qualified from Southampton University School of Medicine in 1999. He undertook his anaesthetic and intensive care training through the Wessex School of Anaesthesia. He works as a Consultant Anaesthetist and Intensivist in Dorchester and is married with three children.                                                                                           


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Dr Claire Joannides

Dr Joannides qualified from Southampton University School of Medicine in 2005. She commenced her anaesthetic training in the Bristol School of Anaesthesia before moving to East Midlands and Wessex School of Anaesthesia for her registrar training. She works as a Consultant Anaesthetist in Dorchester and has a particular interest in pre-operative assessment.


IMG_0701 Dr Ian Mew MBBS MRCS FRCA

IMG_0749 Dr Mark Pulletz MBBS BSc MRCP DCH FRCA

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Dr David Quick MBBS FRCA

Dr Quick qualified from Guy’s Hospital in 1990 and completed his anaesthetic training in and around London on the North West Thames rotation. He spent a year working in Auckland New Zealand before moving to West Dorset in 2001. He is currently clinical director for the anaesthetic department.


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Dr Oliver Tweedie MBChB FRCA FFPMRCA

I have been a consultant anaesthetist for over 10 years. In addition to performing all General Anaesthesia, I have a special interest in Regional Anaesthesia. This means many procedures can be performed comfortably without having a general anaesthetic. A good example is a having your Hip or Knee replacement under a Spinal anaesthetic (also known as an Epidural). It also means your postoperative pain control will be of the highest quality whether you choose to be have a general anaesthetic or not. I also provide total intravenous general anaesthesia which can improve your postoperative recovery. Whatever type of anaesthetic you choose I will ensure you are comfortable and safe throughout your operation.


IMG_0737 Dr John Wilson MB ChB BSc FFARCSI