Mr Matthew Barrett

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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.

Outside of work he enjoys running, kitesurfing and sea swimming so he understands the importance of getting back to doing the things you love most.



Above and beyond

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.

The aim is to get you back to where you want to be and doing the things that you love most. Once Mr Barrett has diagnosed your problem he will develop a treatment plan tailored for you. This may involve physiotherapy, an injection, shockwave therapy or sometimes surgery. If you have private insurance then you can contact your provider and ask to come and see Mr Barrett. If you are self paying you can make an appointment directly with us without a referral.

Mr Matthew Barrett Shoulder and Elbow Cl


Frozen shoulder
Clavicle problems
Rotator cuff problems
Acromioclavicular joint (ACJ)


Tennis elbow
Golfers elbow
Cubital tunnel syndrome


Mr Matthew Barrett Shoulder and Elbow Specialist Dorset


About your initial consultation

A new appointment is usually 30 minutes

Appointment Cost £225

Mr Barrett offers a specialist opinion on shoulder and elbow conditions to anyone in need of a surgeon they can trust and work with to get you back to doing what you love.

How to book

Great news, if you are a new patient wanting to see Mr Barrett about your shoulder or elbow pain, you can now book your appointment online for his Winterbourne clinic in Dorchester!

Mr Matthew Barrett Shoulder and Elbow Specialist Dorset


For returning patients

A follow up appointment is usually 15 minutes

Appointment Cost £125

A follow up appointment will normally be arranged by us following an initial consultation, a scan or a course of treatment.  If not please get in touch to arrange to see Mr Barrett. Getting you back to doing what you love is our main priority.



Useful Resources to help start your journey to recovery


An excellent NHS physio created resource to help you continue your recovery.


Excellent information & exercises after being your Specialist has diagnosed your shoulder pain as Subacromial Impingement.


Your NHS guide to a 'Frozen Shoulder' & when to seek professional advice.



BMI The Winterbourne Hospital

Herringston Road, Dorchester, DT1 2DR

We hold our private clinic at the very warm and welcoming BMI Winterbourne Hospital in Dorchester, Dorset. There is plenty of parking available for patients and the hospital is situated just off the A35 and Herringston Road making it accessible for those within, or just outside of Dorchester.


Matt Barrett was the surgeon who successfully operated on my badly broken clavicle/ collar bone. He first met me in A&E and quickly assured me I was in safe hands. I was due to attend the windsurfing world championships only seven weeks away so any repairs needed to be carried out as soon as possible and with the best possible long term strength. 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.

Guy. C (Shoulder Patient)


We love helping our patients feel healthy and happy so feel free to message us for any general enquiries. If you would prefer to call us, give us a call on the number below.

The Winterbourne Hospital Herringston Road, Dorchester, Dorset, England, DT1 2DR

Call / Message 07944 069063

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