New Dispensary Times At Barton House Medical Practice

Barton House Medical Practice in Beaminster have altered their dispensing hours in order to reduce disruption to the smooth running of the practice due to ‘urgent’ medication requests.

Telephone lines open for dispensary queries: 01308 861938, option 2

  • 10.30 – 12.00
  • 15.00 – 17.30

Note: Requests for prescriptions cannot be taken.

Dispensary open for collection of pre-ordered prescriptions, Monday – Friday:

  • 08.00 – 12.00
  • 15.30 – 17.30

Please request your medication at least five days before they are required.

Order – Collect, Monday – Friday:

  • Monday – Friday afternoon
  • Tuesday – Monday afternoon
  • Wednesday – Tuesday afternoon
  • Thursday – Wednesday afternoon
  • Friday – Thursday afternoon

Items ordered after 5pm will be actioned for the next day. Any orders on a Saturday or Sunday will be available to collect on the Friday afternoon.


Book Your Flu Vaccination At Barton House Medical Practice

Notice from Barton House Medical Practice:


  • Over 65❓
  • 50 – 64 years old❓
  • 18-49 in ‘at risk’ category❓

We appreciate you will all have heard & seen a lot regarding Covid vaccinations at the moment but it is also very important to have your flu vaccination if you are eligible.
We have added a couple more flu clinics in January 2022 on:

  • Wednesday 5th January ~ 2:30 – 5:30pm
  • Wednesday 12th January ~ 9 – 11am

Please call the surgery if you are unable to make these dates as I’m sure we can find something suitable for you.


We have sent out invites today to those eligible with a link to book your appointment, or a letter or alternatively please call the surgery to arrange your appointment on 01308 861938.

If you are registered for online services the easiest and quickest way to book is via


We would strongly recommend for you to get yourself booked in but if you decide you would sooner not have the flu vaccination this year please reply ‘decline ’ to the link sent or ring the surgery to inform us so that we can remove you from our list and save you having any more messages from us regarding this.


Many thanks”


Mobile PCR Covid Test Sites In Bridport Next Week

The Mobile PCR COVID-19 test sites are available in Bridport on the following dates:

  • Bank Holiday Monday, 30th August,
  • Wednesday, 1st September &
  • Friday. 3rd September.

If you have any of the 3 coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms below, even if mild, click HERE to get a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test as soon as possible:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • you’ve lost your sense of smell or taste or it’s changed

You can also order a PCR test kit to be sent to your home or book an appointment at a walk-in or drive-through test site.

Getting tested if you have no symptoms.

If you have no symptoms, you will not qualify for the PCR tests – you can get a Rapid Lateral Flow test if you do not have symptoms. This test is free and you get a result 30 minutes after taking the test.
This test involves rubbing a long cotton bud (swab) over your tonsils (or where they would have been) and inside your nose.

You can only use this service if:

  • you do not have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms.
  • you’re 11 or older.
  • you have not been told to self-isolate.
  • you cannot get tests from your work, school, college or university (ask them for rapid lateral flow tests).

Book your Rapid Lateral Flow test HERE.



Bridport Covid Vaccination Clinic – Saturday 8th May

Bridport Medical Centre – now under the new name of ‘Ammonite Bridport‘ have issued this statement for those due to attend their Covid Vaccination Clinic this Saturday, 8th May.
The weather on Saturday is predicted to be heavy rain all day.
The field behind the medical centre is not available on Saturday due to weather conditions and marshal availability.
Parking at the medical centre is extremely limited and will STRICTLY allocated to BLUE BADGE holders.
Please either park in and around Bridport and walk to the clinic or ask a member of your COVID “bubble” to drop you off/pick you up.
Whilst we do everything possible to minimise waits, queues do often spill outside.
Please come prepared for bad weather.

Vaccination Update From Barton House Medical Practice

Our next vaccination session will be FRIDAY 2nd APRIL (yes, Good Friday 🙄 as the vaccine will expire otherwise!)
We will be inviting patients for the second dose of their Pfizer vaccine.
Patients who are due their next PFIZER vaccine (11-12 weeks after their first), who have not been contacted, may contact the booking call centre on 01308 808714 where a member of the PCN team will be available to assist.
PLEASE do not call the surgery as this will block our lines; patients will be contacted by text/phone by our Primary Care Network booking team.
Please refer to the Jurassic Coast Primary Care Network website (look for the Coronavirus “box” on the front page) for important information on what to expect on the day including important vaccine-specific information we would ask you to read prior to the appointment.
PLEASE do ensure you are prepared for the visit, particularly regarding parking at the BMC site. We have volunteer marshals throughout the site to ensure patients are looked after from start to finish.
We are expecting the weather to be mostly cooler but with a bit of sunshine 🌤. We will try all we can to minimise queues spilling to outside but please do come dressed for all weathers.
We will also be collecting for “The Cowshed at number 17“, Bridport Health and Wellbeing Champions’ allotment space behind the medical centre – all donations welcome, look out for the blue buckets!

Update On Vaccines From Barton House Practice

Dr. Farrell provides an update on the Covid-19 vaccinating programme:

Please share the message to those who may not use social media. Thank you.  


Important Message From Barton House Surgery

Dr. Dani Farrell gives a short 2 minute video message to patients about the Covid-19 vaccine. Please share the message to those who may not use social media. Thank you.


COVID Vaccine at Bridport Wednesday, 6th Jan


The Covid vaccine clinic is still on this week at Bridport Medical Centre: on Wednesday 6 January. This is for patients who had their first vaccine on 16.12.20 . They have not been given enough warning by NHSE to cancel and rebook the clinic.
They will be ensuring future clinics will be arranged with up to 12 weeks between vaccine doses as per the change in guidance from NHS England. As a result they will be contacting those patients already booked in for their second vaccine on 20.1.21 to rearrange.
They will be inviting all patients in their network in the order of priority on the website, so please do not worry if you have not heard anything yet as they have not yet managed to call all of their patients who are over 80.
As you can understand this is a huge task to arrange whilst still continuing with all of their usual work so please bear with them – they endeavour to work hard and efficiently to provide a successful Covid vaccination programme in 2021.
If you are going to have your vaccination at Bridport Medical Centre, taking someone or know someone that is going that might not see this post – Please can you ensure you/they don’t arrive until 5mins before the slot. There has been a few issues with parking which has partly been down to people arriving early to their appointments.

Stay Safe!