Por qué es un doctor de primer nivel/Professional statement/Perché è un dottore di prim’ordine

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.

Especialista en


What is a headache? A headache is one of the most common day-to-day pains felt by people. Headaches come in different forms and vary in their i...

Urinary tract infections in children

What is a UTI? A UTI...

Acid reflux

What is gastroesophageal reflux disease? Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a digestive dis...

Abdominal pain

What is abdominal pain? Abdominal pain can be a symptom of many conditions. It is the name given to pain that radiates between the chest and th...




What is asthma? Asthma is a condition which occurs when the upper airways constrict as a result of...

Enfermedades, Pruebas y Tratamientos

  • Respiratory infection
  • Abdominal pain
  • Acid reflux
  • Allergic reactions
  • Allergic urticaria
  • Allergy
  • Anaemia
  • Asthma
  • Asthma in children
  • Atypical pneumonia
  • Bedwetting
  • Birthmarks
  • Blood disorders
  • Blood in stool (rectal bleeding)
  • Breathing problems
  • Child allergies
  • Chronic cough
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Coeliac disease
  • Constipation
  • Digestive diseases
  • Dysphagia
  • Epilepsy
  • Feeding the newborn
  • Food allergies
  • Growth disorders
  • Headache
  • Homeopathy
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Indigestion (dyspepsia)
  • Infant colic
  • Infant feeding
  • Infectious diseases
  • Iron deficiency
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Migraine
  • Newborn physical examination
  • Paediatrics
  • Pneumonia
  • Precocious puberty
  • Respiratory allergies
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Second medical opinion
  • Sleep disorders
  • The common cold
  • Thyroid
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urinary tract infections in children
  • Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) (kidney reflux)
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Wheezing

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  • Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital
    67 Lansdowne Road BH1 1RW - Bournemouth
    (+44) 01225694814

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