The Barcellos Family Practice

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Welcome to The Barcellos Family Practice

Dr Julie Barrett who has been a salaried GP at the practice will be sadly leaving us at the end of August 2022. We are sorry to be losing her and would like to thank Julie for all her hard work and care she has given our patients during her time with us.

We are pleased to announce that Dr Claire Carson will be returning to the practice from her sabbatical in Canada on the 1st September 2022. Dr Carson will be working all day Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. We are delighted to have her back in our team.

We are delighted to announce Dr Henry Gemmell will join the partnership at The Barcellos Family Practice from 1st April 2022. Dr Gemmell completed his GP registrar training with us last year and has worked as a salaried GP with us since then, so many of our patients will already know his friendly face. Dr Gemmell will be on duty on a Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Welcome to The Barcellos Family Practice

Our practice, established in 1983 by Dr Albert Barcellos, offers a personal, friendly service to all of our patients. We aim to treat you as we would our own family. We are welcoming new patients.

We have two health centres — at Corbin Avenue, Tricketts Cross, Ferndown and 54 Glenmoor Road, West Parley. Our patients and services are split evenly across both sites and the management team are based at Corbin Avenue. We take great pride in our tradition of promoting and maintaining good health and wellbeing in the local community, in challenging times.

We ask all patients to use our online facilities for booking appointments and requesting prescriptions where possible. This should enable you to get the appointment that suits you best and also reduces waiting times on the telephones and at the desks. Please ensure you are registered for online access and that we have an up to date email and mobile phone number registered with the surgery (where applicable) – this enables us to remind you of appointment times and contact you if required. We do not share this information with any third parties.

Our practice area includes Ferndown, West Parley, West Moors, Longham, Canford Bottom and Hurn. Please ask at reception for further details.

Know who to turn to for your healthcare

We want to help you get the right medical assistance when you’re ill, injured or have a long term condition. Going directly to the person with the appropriate skills is important. This can help you to a speedier recovery and makes sure all NHS services are run efficiently.

Pharmacist

When you need healthcare advice or help with medicines

Optician

Sudden loss of vision. Blurred vision. Painful or red eyes?

Dentist

When your mouth or teeth need urgent attention

NHS Out-of-hours

When your GP and local pharmacy are closed

Minor injury

You will usually need a GP referral, except in an emergency.

Accident & Emergency

When an illness or injury is serious or life-threatening

NHS App

Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet — including prescriptions and appointments.

Alert

Latest Update

Please choose the right healthcare service in Dorset

NHS services in Dorset continue to be under extreme pressure. If you’re unwell and are unsure about where to go, visit 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Please be patient and choose the right care.

Get the right treatment, in the right place, at the right time:

  • At this very busy time, your 111 call may take a little longer to answer than usual but staff will get to you as quickly as possible. 
  • For ongoing or non-urgent concerns please contact your local pharmacist or GP practice.
  • Call 999 in a medical emergency. This is when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk.

We’d also like to thank our hard-working teams who are working incredibly hard to care for those in need.