110 Boutport Street | Barnstaple | Devon | EX31 1TD | telephone 01271 324 106

Welcome to Boutport Medical Centre



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Opening Hours
Consultations are by Appointment Only

Monday - Friday 7.30am - 6.00pm
Saturday, Sunday
& Public Holidays

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At any time for EMERGENCIES
telephone 999 for an Ambulance

Whatever the day or time, if you or someone else experiences severe chest pain, loss of blood or suspected broken bones, go to your nearest accident and emergency department
or call 999.

If you suspect a stroke act FAST

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What is FAST?

FAST requires an assessment of three specific symptoms of stroke:

  1. Facial weakness - can the person smile? Has their mouth or eye drooped?
  2. Arm weakness - can the person raise both arms
  3. Speech problems - can the person speak clearly and understand what you say?
  4. Time to call 999


About Us

We have produced this website to provide you with information about the way the Practice is organised and the services that are provided directly by Practice Staff, or by other members of the Primary Health Care Team.  Services will, by necessity, change from time to time, please do not hesitate to telephone the Practice to check the current position.

To Register with the Practice

You will register with the Practice, rather than with any named doctor. We do not run a 'named Doctor list' system here, so although you may wish us to record the name of your preferred doctor by telling the Receptionist at the time of your registration we are happy for you to see any of the doctors here as the need arises.

It is best to see the same doctor each time you attend for the same problem. However not all the doctors are here all of every day, so if you want to see a particular doctor you may have to wait until their return.

New Patients

As a new patient you will be requested to attend the Medical Centre to enable us to plan your health care and have an initial health check... blood pressure, urine test etc.

We shall ask you about any allergies you have, and any history of illnesses in your family that might affect you in the future.

Temporary Residents

We are always happy to see any relatives or friends staying with you if they need a Doctor or Nurse. They will need to fill out a short form for the information to be returned to their own Doctor. Please arrive 10 minutes before your appointment to allow time for completion of the necessary forms.

Access for the Disabled

Access from street level is suitable for the disabled, wheelchairs, prams etc with a slight ramp from street level to ground floor, and a 'push pad' door opener. Reception, two consulting rooms, one treatment room, and a toilet suitable for disabled/wheelchair users are all on the ground floor. Flights of stairs alone lead to the rest of the premises.

Other Telephone Numbers 

District Nurses
Health Visitor

01271 371 898
01271 325 462
01271 384091 / 384092

These phones are not always manned, in these circumstances please ring reception on: 01271 324 106

When the Medical Centre is closed

Out of Hours - For Urgent Medical Services

Please contact Devon Doctors on Call
Tel : 0845 671 0270

If medical advice, or medication, is required out of hours, please telephone Devon Doctors on Call on 0845 6710 270. You will be asked to provide limited information in the first instance to enable your call to be prioritised.  This will be followed as soon as possible by a clinician calling you back who will give appropriate advice based on the information that you have given.

Please note that all telephone calls to these Our of Hours Services are recorded.

If you are calling on behalf of someone else please have relevant information available, such as:

  • address
  • date of birth
  • current medication
  • name of their GP.

If considered necessary you will be referred to a duty Doctor or Nurse Practitioner who will contact you and, either give further telephone advice, or ask you to attend a local centre or in appropriate circumstances visit you at home.

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NHS Direct offers free health information and advice 24-hours a day. For deaf people and those hard of hearing, a telephone service is available on 0845 606 4647. If English is not your preferred language you can choose to use a confidential translation service.