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Welcome to Barton House Medical Practice

Barton House Medical Practice is located in Beaminster, Dorset. We are open 8 – 6.30pm Monday until Friday. We are an approved GP training and a dispensing practice, with three partners, salaried GP’s who are supported by an excellent nursing team. We provide comprehensive NHS primary care services to help you manage your health and well-being with a wide range of services to our patients. Our practice is part of an integrated community team.

Our aim is to provide a high quality, caring and personal health care service to our whole patient population by:

  • Putting our patients at the centre of what we do
  • Having a highly qualified and trained multi-professional integrated primary Healthcare Team
  • Offering our services in a safe, supportive and suitably equipped environment, using technological advances in healthcare systems for our patient’s benefit.
CAMHS Gateway – self-referral mental health for young people under 18

Dorset HealthCare’s CAMHS service has introduced a new part of the service to help manage assessments and provide some brief lower level intervention for children and young people up to the age of 18 experiencing problems with their mental health.  The service acts as the ‘front door’ of CAMHS and has been introduced to help reduce the wait time for assessments and treatments that young people can experience when accessing the service

Click here for more information: CAMHS – Gateway

Healthier Together ~ Improving the quality of care for children and young people in Dorset

It can be extremely stressful when your child is unwell. We know that there is a huge amount of information available at your fingertips, but finding something that provides clear and accurate information is not always easy!

The resources on the Healthier Together website have been developed in partnership between parents and healthcare professionals from across Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. You’ll find clear information on common childhood illnesses, including advice on what ‘red-flag’ signs to look out for, where to seek help if required, what you should do to keep your child comfortable and how long your child’s symptoms are likely to last.

Click here for more information: Healthier Together

Jurassic Coast Primary Care Network (PCN)

PCN’s are a key part of the NHS Long Term Plan, working together with general practices with community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary services, to offer a greater provision of proactive, personalised, coordinated and more integrated health and social care to the local population.

Click here for more information: Jurassic Coast PCN

LiveWell Dorset ~ Helping you live a healthier LIFE

LiveWell Dorset supports you on your journey to a happier, healthier you through FREE advice and coaching. Want to become more active, lose weight, quit smoking or drink less alcohol? 

It offers support in many ways so you can choose what works for you on your journey to a happier, healthier you. * BECOME MORE ACTICE * LOSE WEIGHT * QUIT SMOKING * DRINKING LESS

Click here for more information: LiveWell Dorset

Our Dorset Health & Care Video Library ~ digital health solutions

The our Dorset Health & Care Video Library contains simple and engaging videos to help our patients access quality and assured health information, which have been developed and approved by NHS clinicians. These videos offer a practical alternative to written information and aim to help our patients take better control of their health and provide education and support to manage long term health conditions. You can view the video library on any PC, Mac or iOS/Android device.

Click here for more information: Health & Care App

Outpatient Physiotherapy Service – Self -Refer to Physiotherapy

We understand how aches and pains in your joints, muscles and bones can cause frustration and worry impacting your daily activities. These can be treated by yourself, in your own home in most cases. We encourage patients to take advantage of the advice, information and exercises available on the Dorset Musculoskeletal Matters website, which local clinicians support.

If you think you need physiotherapy you are able to refer yourself to outpatient physiotherapy in Dorset. Please note that referrals are prioritised according to need, and waiting times for routine cases may apply. Please read the self-referral information where you will also find a range of information and exercises to help you treat your condition or complete our patient/carer self-referral form. 

Click here for more information: Outpatient Physiotherapy Service

Steps2Wellbeing – From Self-referral to discharge mental health support.

Feeling low, anxious, sad or stressed? Research shows that you’re not alone. More than one in four people in the UK will struggle at some point with their mental health. This can lead to feelings of hopelessness and despair. Poor mental health can also impact on your quality of life, affecting your work, relationships and physical health.

Steps2Wellbeing was set up to help. They offer a range of evidence-based therapy services in Dorset for common mental health problems, helping you to feel better. Steps to Wellbeing service accepts self referrals from anyone over the age of 18 registered with a Dorset  through a secure online form- enabling you to take control of your mental health.

If you are under 18 and registered with a Dorset GP please click here to be redirected to the Childhood Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS Dorset)

From referral to discharge Steps to wellbeing aim to support you.

Click here for more information: Steps 2 Wellbeing – How to Refer Yourself

e-consult is available from 8am Monday until 6.30pm on Friday. When e-consult is unavailable you will still be able to access the self help information. If you urgently need medical advice, please call the surgery on 01308 861938 – DO NOT SUBMIT AN e-CONSULT. Occasionally due to clinical staff capacity issues we have to switch e-consult off

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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.


When you need healthcare advice or help with medicines


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


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


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