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Mr Matthew Barrett

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBCh, MRCS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)


"The aim is to get you back to where you want to be and doing the things that you love most" Mr Matthew Barrett, Shoulder & Elbow Specialist

Matthew graduated from Cardiff Medical School, going on to complete his higher orthopaedic surgical training in the Wessex region. He completed specialist fellowships in Shoulder & Elbow surgery, working with and learning from experienced surgeons in Bournemouth and then Auckland, New Zealand.


Matthew works as an NHS Orthopaedic Consultant at Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester, where he specialises in Shoulder, elbow and trauma surgery. He is enthusiastic about teaching and is actively involved with research.

How Can We Help You?

Mr Barrett treats for all aspects of shoulder & elbow pain and problems whether it be a new injury, sports related or a longstanding problem. Experienced in the latest keyhole and open surgery techniques from arthroscopic surgery to complex shoulder replacement surgery.​

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Shoulder Problems

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Elbow Problems


New Patient & Follow Up Appointments

With a variety of ways to book your initial appointment or follow up consultation with Mr Barrett at our private clinic in Dorchester, we aim to be as accessible as possible for our patients. Find out more about both types of consultations and booking information below.

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Dorchester Clinic

BMI The Winterbourne Hospital

Herringston Road, Dorchester, DT1 2DR

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Bournemouth Clinic

The Nuffield Hospital

67 Lansdowne Rd, Bournemouth, BH1 1RW

Recognised Provider For All Major Insurers 

We are a recognised providers for all major insurers such as BUPA, AXA, Aviva, Vitality and more!


Patient Stories


"To anyone in need of reconstructive shoulder surgery I would strongly recommend Mr. Barrett and I am very grateful for his advice, expertise and impressive surgical skills."


"Sure enough I had perfect service and surgery at Dorchester Hospital, was able to windsurf again within six weeks (not on Matt's advice…) and competed in the World Championships and became Grandmaster World Champion.  Massive thanks to Matt and his team for all their help and what we achieved."

Got any questions for us? Don't hesitate to contact our friendly team who'll get back to you as soon as possible.