Welcome to The Barcellos Family Practice
Our Practice provides comprehensive NHS primary care services to help you manage your health and well-being.
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 or visit our New Patient Registration web page for further details>>
Sick/Fit Note Certificates
Been ill for less than 7 days?
If you have been ill for 7 days or less you don’t need to see a Doctor. You can complete a Self-Certification form yourself.
Many employers have their own self-certification forms. If your employer doesn’t have its own form you can complete and download a Self-Certification Form using this link>>
Our website has a new look!
This website has recently been redesigned with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think.
We provide a full range of NHS care services many of which can be accessed from the website. We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format.
We are continuing our work to ensure that the website content and layout provides the information, advice, and access to the relevant services that our patients need.
Information for Patients
General Health Advice
Sometimes you don't need to see a GP but may want some general health advice.
Find out what the latest information on COVID-19 and the Vaccination Programme.
Find out what's going in at the Practice and other healthcare news and information
Areas of Community interest
Your Patient Participation Group (PPG)
Our Practice has recently relaunched its Patient Participation Group. Find out information on what the PPG is all about.
Community Vaccination Information
Visit our Vaccination Information page for information about vaccinations routinely offered to adults, young people and children.
Find a Local Health or Care Service Near Me
Find out what services are available in your area, including pharmacies, hospitals, clinicss, social care providers, dentists, and opticians.
Know who to turn to for your healthcare
When you need healthcare advice or help with medicines, your local Pharmacist can help. The Pharmacy is the place to go to get any prescription medicines and clinical advice for minor health concerns.
Severe toothache, infection or injury within your mouth or to your teeth that needs urgent attention? Call your dentist or access an emergency dentist if you're not already registered with one.
Accident and Emergency
Please only use A&E or 999 only in an emergency for serious or life-threatening situations.
In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and/or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.
Out of Hours
Sometimes you may require urgent medical attention or advice outside normal surgery hours. The first call when we are not open is the NHS 111 services.