Entries by Clinic Team

Celebrating sleep with the launch of our new Sleep Clinic

It seems that not a week goes by without some form of ‘Named Day’ celebration taking place. Two weeks ago, we of course noted International Women’s Day on the 8th March. Last Friday, on the 15th, we celebrated World Sleep Day, which followed naturally enough from National Dream Day on Monday 11th and coincided with […]

Prostate Cancer Month – safer screening for early detection

According to research, the UK may finally be in a position to roll out a prostate cancer screening program. The potential benefits of widespread screening are substantial, including a 20% reduction in prostate cancer deaths. However, past attempts at national rollout were hampered by concerns that the drawbacks outweighed the benefits. The primary obstacle to […]

Your own Health and Wellness Assessment

Looking to get healthier but don’t know where to start? The answer could be in your DNA. Our unique genetic makeup holds valuable information about the optimal nutrition that our body responds well to. Thanks to advancements in science, it is now feasible to develop a customised diet, nutrition, and lifestyle plan based entirely on […]

Genes testing for personalised mental health treatments

According to a study carried out by the NHS, 1 in 4 people in England will experience some form of mental illness each year. From mixed anxiety and depression to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), millions of people suffer from a variety of mental health conditions that can be difficult to treat. Genes testing for mental […]

Genetic testing for hereditary cancer

Next month is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, putting the spotlight on a disease that affects around 7,500 women every year. Family health history and genetics play a big part in a woman’s risk of getting ovarian or breast cancer. If more than one relative has had ovarian or breast cancer, before the age of […]

Pharmacogenomics – DNA-based prescribing for better results

There is no ‘one size fits all’ for medications. For some patients, certain drugs can do wonders to treat conditions, whereas for others those drugs might not be so effective. Pharmacogenomics is the study of prescribing medications that are tailor-made to an individual’s genetic make-up – enabling patients to benefit from effective treatments. The Royal […]

The Winter blues – alleviating the symptoms of SAD

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or ‘Seasonal Depression’, is a mood disorder that affects around 2 million people in the UK. It can affect anyone, but is most common among young adults and women and it occurs during periods of lower sunlight levels. Everyone is affected differently by the condition, but is characterised by low energy […]

This Movember – consider a prostate cancer check

Most of us are now familiar with the renaming of the penultimate month of the year, ‘Movember’. Men around the world grow a moustache in support of the annual event to raise funds for different charities that focus on men’s health issues. These include prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Prostate Cancer […]

Welcome to Wessex Private GP! 

Dr Charles Middle is now available for Private Appointments at the Poundbury Clinic on Mondays and Thursdays, and Virtual Appointments on Saturday mornings. It is possible to contact WPGP and make appointments at other times by request: