Weight loss: it’s so much more than what you eat

Weight loss is so much more than what you eat

If you’re someone who has battled with your weight, it can be easy to look at someone who’s lost weight and feel all sorts of different (and often difficult) feelings about it. For a start, you might find yourself asking questions like: how did they do it? What’s their secret? And maybe even why don’t […]

The Coastal Private GP Medical Weight Loss Program

Unlocking Your Weight Loss Journey

Unlocking Your Weight Loss Journey… Embarking on a weight loss journey can be challenging and it’s important to choose a programme that personalises it to your individual needs and gives sustainable change. Coastal Private GP offers a holistic approach to weight loss; spending time with your doctor, getting blood screening undertaken, building a relationship with […]

How does SkinPen Microneedling fit into my skin care journey?

How does SkinPen Microneedling fit into my skin care journey?

There is a vast array of skincare treatments available today- many of you come for wrinkle reduction and dermal fillers already. We also need to focus in the skin itself when we’re trying to improve overall youthfulness and skin quality. Microneedling has gained significant popularity due to its ability to rejuvenate the skin so effectively. […]

Acne treatment Hampshire

acne treatment Hampshire

What is acne? Acne is common and treatable. It is common in teenagers but can start in adulthood. It is a skin condition where the natural oils (called sebum) produced by sebaceous glands on the skin builds up and creates a plug in the hair follicles. If the blockage bulges outwards, this is called a […]

HRT Myth Busters


1) If I am on HRT I don’t need contraception on top…… WRONG! Average age of menopause is 51 BUT contraception is needed until aged 55 2) All women get menopausal symptoms ……. WRONG! 25% of women get NO symptoms at all. 75% get some symptoms; a third of these women get severe symptoms. 3) […]

Hayfever and seasonal symptoms

Hayfever and seasonal symptoms

I’m not sure those without Hayfever understand quite how debilitating it can be – like a constant heavy cold, irritated eyes and endless need for tissues. As time has gone on hayfever rates have risen. Typically it starts in adolescence and affects 1:4 adults. More common in those with an allergic history that might include […]

Doctor Ailsa talks about the menopause


HRT has been around since the 1960s. Estrogen only HRT was prescribed for both women with and without a uterus. In the 1970’s, progesterone’s were added to HRT in women who had not had hysterectomies to protect women from womb lining (endometrial) growth thereby greatly reducing their risk of uterine cancer. This combo is still […]

Valuing a doctor patient relationship

Valuing a doctor patient relationship

The relationship between a doctor and their patient has been sacred since time began. It’s a precious moment in time when we share our inner worries and thoughts with a single human. Someone who can listen, advise and keep sacred those feelings without judgement. I’ve always felt the value of this relationship- it extends past […]

New Year, New You?

take care of yourself with Coastal Private GP

It’s hard when we hit New year with the expectation that this year is going to be different and you’re going to lose weight, exercise more or eat your 5 a day. And then you look outside and it’s dark, raining and miserable. Plus, it seems, at least half of us have had the flu […]

So how does having a private GP fit into the NHS?

So how does having a private GP fit into the NHS?

We all know NHS services are stretched. I work in it, and I can see that it’s getting harder and harder to provide the care we all want. 10 years ago, when I started in general practice I knew my patients, could follow them up and support them through illness, sadness and occasionally happy times. […]