Doctors diagnose and treat illnesses, working to prevent ill health and improve wellbeing. They work in our hospitals throughout the county. There are many consultants working in a wide range of specialisms, including surgery, cardiology, ophthalmology and endocrinology.

Doctors are at the forefront of patient care and share the passion to give patients the very best possible support.

Doctors in Dorset deliver exceptional care to patients across the county, constantly striving to provide and innovate ways to prevent ill health and promote well-being. Here in Dorset we are able to offer a wide range of specialisms that many consultants are working in including, surgery, cardiology, ophthalmology and endocrinology to name but a few. Working in a dynamic and fast-paced setting you will be fully supported by a team in a fantastic learning environment that nurtures your talent and develops your skills with help available every step of the way.

We are able to offer some of the broadest experiences possible in the region across both hospital and community settings in a variety of innovative clinical directorates and specialties that include:

  • Accident & Emergency

  • Anaesthesia & Critical Care

  • Acute Medicine

  • Cardiology

  • Care of the elderly

  • Colorectal

  • Diabetes & Endocrinology

  • Gastroenterology

  • General Internal Medicine

  • General Surgery

  • Gynaecology

  • Integrated Care

  • Obstetrics

  • Oncology

  • Ophthalmology

  • Oral & Maxillofacial

  • Paediatrics

  • Palliative Care

  • Pathology

  • Radiology

  • Rehabilitation

  • Respiratory

  • Rheumatology

  • Stroke

  • Trauma & Orthopaedics

  • Urology

  • Vascular

Trust grade

The post holder will gain valuable experience in their specific specialty and will be allocated a Consultant mentor. This has helped Doctors to get onto training programs in the past.

Specialty doctor

The post holder will complement existing services linked to their specialty. The post holder is expected to provide demonstrable expertise in their chosen field and deliver a high quality independent service or manage complex cases with minimal reference to a Consultant. We have a lead Doctor for this who is linked to the deanery and leads on training and development for Specialty Doctors.

Junior doctor

Health Education England (Wessex), draws on the diverse opportunities available within this broad healthcare community to deliver to you many varied and innovative options for training . These include training opportunities in all mainstream medical and surgical specialties plus some not so commonly seen in the foundation programme. For example, there are options in F1 in some hospitals to undertake Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, or in F2 General Practice posts you can also gain experience in other areas including Public Health and Medical Education.

If you are considering an academic route there is a wide range of programmes available including Child Health and Clinical Science & Biomedical Engineering.

All this makes Health Education Wessex an excellent location or you to take the step from medical student to doctor.