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>>

Our website

Our website has been designed 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.  

Would you like to give feedback to the Practice?

Listening to the views of our patients and staff helps us identify what is working well, what can be improved on, and how.  

Visit our Have Your Say page to find out how to let us know what you think>>

Practice News and Events

Find out what's going in at the Practice and other healthcare news and information.

Follow us on social media, keep an eye on our News and Events web page, or look out for the TV screens in our surgery waiting areas. 

Areas of Community interest

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Your Patient Participation Group (PPG)

Our Practice has recently relaunched its Patient Participation Group.  Find out information on what the PPG is all about.

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Community Vaccination Information

Visit our Vaccination Information page for information about vaccinations routinely offered to adults, young people and children. 

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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.

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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.  

Find out how your pharmacy can help>>

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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.

Find out how to acces an NHS dentist>>

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Sudden loss of vision. Blurred vision. Painful or red eyes?  If you have an eye problem, you can make an emergency appointment with an Optician (also known as an Optometrist). 

Find your nearest optician>>

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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. 

How to contact the NHS 111 service>>

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Minor Injuries

For injuries that are not life threatening or serious, minor injuries units and urgent care centres can help. 

Find your local Minor Injuries Unit>>