Reception and enquiries

Reception and enquiries

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Treatment Room

Treatment Room

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Get immediate help with minor illnesses and injuries:

Minor Illness Clinic

A minor illness clinic runs every morning and afternoon at Barton Surgery for patients from both surgeries. Appointments are also available at Gooseberry Hill Health Centre. Reception will ask you what the problem is in order to book you in with the right clinician.
Please note that these appointments are not available online.

Pharmacists can also advise on minor illnesses and injuries:


Alternatively you can visit your nearest Minor Injury Unit:


If you wish to get advice or see a Nurse or Doctor, please visit our Consulting Room.

Consulting room

Consulting room

How can we help you?

For Forms, Medicals, Test results and Certificates please visit Reception

For Health reviews, including Asthma reviews and Smoking cessation please visit our Long Term Conditions room.

Speak to someone now – Call NHS 111.

Call 111

Call 111 at any time, 24 hours a day. You will speak to NHS professional staff who will help guide you on any medical issue.
Calls are free from landlines and mobiles. 111
Get fast help from a Pharmacist with minor cuts, sprains, aches, colds, headaches, rashes, cystitis etc.

Visit a Pharmacist

  • No appointment necessary
  • Many pharmacists have a confidential area
  • Open till late and at weekends
See a Nurse about vaccinations, sexual health, contraception, blood pressure, etc.

Contact a Nurse

Book an appointment on the phone
Barton 01582 528700
Gooseberry Hill 01582 528721
Get medical advice and treatment from a Doctor.

Contact a Doctor

Barton 01582 528700
Gooseberry Hill 01582 528721

Travel Room

Travel Room

How can we help you?

Vaccinations, medication and travel advice

Travel Assessment

Appointments for travel advice are not being made during this period of Coronavirus. Thank you for your understanding.

Yellow Fever

We are a Yellow Fever centre. Appointments may be booked in reception for this service.

Do you need vaccinations?

Before you travel, it’s important to find out whether you will need vaccinations for the country you’re visiting. The following websites will help you.

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Wellbeing Centre

Wellbeing Centre

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Luton Women's Centre

Luton Women’s Centre provide a safe and accessible Women only environment, a resource centre allowing easy access to all the services available for women.

01582 416 783

Find out more

Bedfordshire Sexual Abuse Partnership

If you are a survivor of domestic abuse or a current victim, there are services throughout Bedfordshire to help you.

Find out more

Additional Services


Brass supports refugees and asylum seekers in Bedfordshire, UK. They provide advice on a range of issues, English language tuition, and social activities.

Find out more

Enhanced Services

We are currently providing:

  • – Anticogulation Clinics
  • – Minor Injury Services
  • – Near Patient Testing services
  • – IUD Fitting
  • – Childhood Immunisations
  • – Vaccination programmes – MMR and MPV

Health Promotion Programme

A significant number of nurse appointments are allotted to health promotion.

These are available to monitor problems such as high blood pressure and raised cholesterol and to give advice on weight control, stopping smoking and a healthy lifestyle.


Cruse Bedfordshire

Cruse Bedfordshire offers people in Bedfordshire bereavement support from a team of trained volunteers, either in your home or at one of our drop-in centres in Luton, Biggleswade and Bedford.0300 200 4108Find out more


CHUMS mental health and emotional wellbeing service for children and young people is a social enterprise, delivering services across Luton and Bedfordshire. CHUMS supports parent and carers wherever possible.01525 863924Find out more

Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. Our vision is for all families to have the support they need to rebuild their lives.Find out more

The Compassionate Friends

Supporting bereaved parents & their families after a child dies.Find out more


Marie Curie Cancer Relief

We provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. Find out more

Cancer Help

Reliable, easy to understand patient information from Cancer Research UK. Find out more

Marie Curie Cancer Care

We’re here for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. Find out more


Bedfordshire Carers Guide

A new Bedfordshire guide for carers has been launched to mark Carers Rights Day. “Caring for Family & Friends” is packed with details of local organisations and services that can help those who care for someone who can’t manage without them because of a disability, condition or long-term illness.


Child Health

Child Health Clinics

On alternate Tuesdays a clinic is held by a doctor from the practice for routine, pre-booked 8 week baby checks.  Appointments are sent out automatically.

Child health clinics are held at Barton for all patients of the practice. There is no separate clinic at the branch surgery at Gooseberry Hill.

Childhood Immunisation Clinic

Barton: Alternate Tuesdays – 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Appointments are automatically sent to patients.

Slapped Cheek Syndrome

Slapped cheek syndrome is a viral infection that’s most common in children, It usually causes a bright red rash to develop on the cheeks. Find out more

Fever in Children

A fever is a high temperature. As a general rule, in children, a temperature of over 37.5C (99.5F) is a fever. Find out more

Chicken Pox

Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness that most children catch at some point. Find out more

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a viral infection that can affect young children. Find out more


Head lice are tiny insects that live in human hair. They’re particularly common in children. Find out more

Further information

From warts and measles to chickenpox and tonsillitis, find out how to recognise some of the most common childhood conditions NHS Choices – Childhood Illness


Hope Debt Advice Centre

118 Brickhill Drive, Bedford, MK41 7QN

01234 273774

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Bedford Debt Centre

The Bedford Debt Centre is run in partnership with Grace Community Church and gives free debt help to anyone who feels weighed down by debt.

Find out more

The Money Charity

The Money Charity empowers people across the UK to build the skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours, to make the most of their money throughout their lives.

Find out more


The Disabilty Resource Centre

Free Help & Advice for Disabled People including Carers & Families of Disabled People, Older People & People Affected by Long-Term Health Conditions.

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Headway Bedford

Headway Bedford provide a supportive and stimulating environment for people who have an acquired brain injury.

Find out more

Sight Concern

Sight Concern (Bedfordshire) is an independent, local, sight-loss charity providing information, advice and practical support for blind and partially sighted people in Bedfordshire and Luton.

Find out more


Scope is a charity that exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else.

Find out more

Action for Blind

Action for Blind People provides practical and emotional advice and support across England to people who are blind or partially sighted and their friends and family.

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Drugs and Alcohol


Bedfordshire Drug and Alcohol Action Team (B:DAT) is responsible for co-ordinating all drug and alcohol related work in Bedfordshire.Find out more


Specialist Substance Misuse Family Support Service. Family support for those affected by drug and alcohol misuse.

01234 352220

Find out more

Alcohol Services for the Community

ASC is an independent agency specialising in alcohol use. They have been running since 1979 and have projects across Luton and Bedfordshire. The aim of asc is to promote a healthier lifestyle without reliance on alcohol or other drugs.Find out more

One You Drinks Tracker - Mobile App

Drinking a bit too much can sneak up on you. Our free drinks tracker app makes it easy to keep an eye on the booze and take control with daily tips and feedback.

Download on the Apple App Store

Download on the Android App Store

Talk to Frank

If you have a problem with drugs Talk to Frank for friendly, confidential drugs advice.0300 123 6600 Talk online


If you’re worried about your own or someone else’s drinking, you can call this free helpline, in complete confidence.0300 123 1110

Further information

For more information about the benefits of drinking less, top tips and more visit NHS Choices – Drinking and Alcohol
Alternatively, for more information on how drug misuse can be harmful to your health visit NHS Choices – The Effects of Drugs

Flu Vaccine

Flu Clinics

This is offered to all patients over 65 years and those at risk, i.e those with asthma, diabetes and kidney or heart disease.

If you are uncertain as to whether you fall in a risk category, please ask your doctor.

Long Term Conditions

Asthma, COPD and Diabetes Clinic

The nurses run clinics for patients with Asthma, COPD or Diabetes
who are seen yearly or more often if deemed necessary.

Similarly they regularly see patients with diabetes whose care may
be shared with one of the local hospital diabetic clinics.

Coeliac Disease

Coeliac Society


Maternity Clinic

The clinic is taken each week by the community midwife. The majority of our patients have shared care between the practice and local hospitals. The first appointment should be with a doctor.

Patients are allocated a double appointment so please let reception know you are booking as a maternity patient.

Clinic Times

  • – Barton: Monday – 1.00pm – 3.30pm
  • – Gooseberry Hill: Wednesday – 9.00am – 10.45am

The Grove Pregnancy Advice Centre

The Grove is a part of The Hope Trust (Bedford) a registered Christian charity. They receive referrals from health professionals, Social Services and other organisations who signpost to us, with clients also able to refer themselves for all services.01234 355408Find out more

Baby Centre

Planning a pregnancy? Expecting? New parent? We’re here for you with expert advice, up-to-date information and parent-to-parent support.

Find out more

Planning your Pregnancy

If you’re planning on getting pregnant, you can improve your chances of conceiving and having a successful pregnancy. Follow these steps

Further information

Whatever you want to know about getting pregnant, being pregnant or caring for your new baby, you should find it here – NHS Choices – Your Pregnancy & Baby Guide

Mental Health

Barford Avenue Resource Centre

The Barford Avenue Resource Centre offers a service for adults over the age of 16 who are experiencing mental health difficulties and who live in Bedford Borough or Central Bedfordshire.01234 215610Find out more

The Day Resource Centre

Providing an integrated & flexible approach for the treatment of mental health needs.01234 310044Find out more

Your Wellbeing Bedfordshire - Self-Isolating

Do you need something to do? Discover a wide range of support, activities, tips, and things you can do while self isolating or keeping a social distance.



If something is troubling you, call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.116 123 Find out more


Information and Support for all mental health issues. Mind Infoline 0300 123 3393 Find out more


Help, information and support for all those affected by mental illness. Find out more

Cruse: Bereavement Counselling

We understand the confusion and distress that can surround people when a loved one dies. Access to clear, concise information is key to making a stressful time more bearable.

Find out more

Bullying UK

Bullying UK recognise that the best way to support families is to provide professional, non-judgemental support and advice in a way that all members of the family can freely access.

Find out more

Further information

For more information about mental health, ways to cope with it and more visit

NHS Choices – Mental Health

One You – Feeling Stressed?

Minor Surgery

Minor Surgery

A variety or minor operations are carried out at the Barton Surgery.

If the doctor feels that your operation is suitable to be dealt with by the practice, they will tell you how to arrange an appointment.87

Sexual Health

Family Planning Clinic

All forms of family planning advice as well as cap and coil fittings are offered.

At present these are carried out either during or at the end of surgery hours.

Please inform the receptionist when making an appointment for these services so that we can allocate you the necessary extra time.

Family Planning Association

They are a sexual health charity. They give straightforward information and support on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK. Find out more


Brook provides free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing services for nearly 250,000 young people UK-wide, each year. Get advice now

Sexual Health Help Line

The Family Planning Association Sexual health help line can give you confidential information and advice 0845 122 8690

Further information

For more information about Sexual Health topics including a contraception guide visit NHS Choices – Sexual Health

Stop Smoking

Get Support Now

Choose from an app, Quit Kit, email, SMS and face-to-face guidance. Sign up now

Further information

For more information about the benefits of stopping smoking, top tips and more visit

NHS Choices – Stop Smoking

One You – Thinking of quitting?

Weight Management

More Life

At MoreLife, we’re passionate about supporting adults, children, young people and their families to lead healthier lives. We’ve been successfully delivering weight management programmes in local communities for over 20 years. Our referral form can be found via the website.

Telephone: 0808 208 2340



Weight Watchers

Meetings, Online or a little bit of both. We’ve got options and support, whatever your lifestyle. Find out more

Want to get more active

Get help and advice from NHS Choices including 10 Minute workouts, 12 week fitness plan, running & cycling for beginners and much more. Get help now

Slimming World

You’ll find delicious recipe and menu ideas at your local group, along with all the help you need to get started and reach your target weight. Find out more

Get started on the nhs 12 Week Weight Loss Plan

The plan is designed to help you lose weight and keep it off. Get started now

Am I a Healthy Weight

Calculation your BMI using this NHS Choices Tools

Further information

For more information about the benefits of losing weight, top tips and more visit

NHS Choices – Weight Loss

One You – How healthy is your food?

One You – How much have you moved today?

Health Review and Assessment Clinic

Health Review and Assessment Clinic

Here we can help you monitor your condition

Long term conditions

Prescriptions and medicines centre

Prescriptions and medicines centre

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Local Pharmacies

Administration office

Administration office

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