Dr David Shortland



GMC number: 2486226

Practicing since: 1979



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Dr David Shortland trained at Bristol, Great Ormond Street and Nottingham Hospitals, and was credited in general paediatrics and neonatology.  He was neonatal clinical lead for 10 years and clinical director for 15 years.

He is currently a general paediatrician at Poole Hospital NHS Trust and is also vice-president for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Dr Shortland looks after children with all types of medical problems and as a private paediatrician he sees children over 1 month of age at Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital. He has national roles in developing policies and in setting standards for paediatric services .

Special interests

Dr Shortland covers all areas of paediatric practice including reflux, reflux disease, gastro-oesophageal reflux, abdominal pain, stomach pain, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, allergies, food allergies, intolerances, feeding problems, urinary tract disorders, bladder problems, bladder disorders, bladder pain, breathing problems, respiratory problems, paediatric neurology, headaches, migraines, paediatric cardiology.  

Personal interests

Quantum Physics

Treatments and tests offered by Dr David Shortland at Nuffield Health

  • Paediatric medicine

Locations Dr David Shortland works with

Related experience


MD Thesis on Cerchral Blood Flow.

Developing standards and policies for paediatric services in the UK
IHe has 30 publications in peer reviewed journals on a wide range of paediatric and neonatal issues
He has an MD thesis in neonatal physiology


  • Neonatal Society
  • British Medical Association
  • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Paediatric Society

Other post held

  • Consultant Paediatrician, Poole Hospital


Dr David Shortland does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr David Shortland does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr David Shortland does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.