Mr Matthew Barrett



GMC number: 6144164

Practising since: 2006


Orthopaedic surgery

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  • Wednesday morning monthly
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Mr Barrett is an orthopaedic surgeon with a specialist interest in all aspects of shoulder and elbow problems, from sports injuries to arthritis.

Mr Barrett graduated from Cardiff Medical School and went on to complete his higher orthopaedic surgical training in the Wessex region. After training he completed a specialist shoulder and elbow fellowship in Auckland, New Zealand, working with an internationally leading surgeon, Mr Peter Poon.

Mr Barrett was appointed as a Trauma and Orthopaedic Consultant at Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester in 2019, where he specialises in shoulder, elbow and trauma surgery.  He is actively involved in teaching and training in the department.

Special interests

  • Shoulder arthritis
  • Primary, complex and revision shoulder replacements
  • Custom shoulder replacements
  • Shoulder subacromial pain (impingement)
  • Rotator cuff tendon issues
  • Shoulder instability
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Biceps problems
  • Acromioclavicular joint problems
  • Tennis and Golfer’s elbow
  • Elbow ligament injuries
  • Elbow stiffness

Personal interests

Mr Barrett lives with his family in Poole and outside of work he enjoys running, sea swimming, kitesurfing and skiing.

Languages spoken


Treatments and tests offered by Mr Matthew Barrett at Nuffield Health

  • Shoulder surgery (rotator cuff repair)
  • Osteotomy
  • Hemiarthroplasty
  • Joint resurfacing
  • Shoulder decompression - keyhole surgery
  • Shoulder Manipulation
  • Elbow surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Bone Graft
  • Arthroplasty

Locations Mr Matthew Barrett works with

Related experience



  • British Shoulder & Elbow Society
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • Royal College of Surgeons

Other posts held

  • Dorset County Hospital Dorchester Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Insurers Mr Matthew Barrett works with

Mr Matthew Barrett works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aetna
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Cigna International
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Healix
  • Healix Healthcare
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


Mr Matthew Barrett does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Matthew Barrett does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Matthew Barrett does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.