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FLU CLINICS                                                                                                                                                           If you are entitled to a flu vaccination please make a note of our open flu clinics below. (There is no need to make an appointment)   

Barrack Lane    

Thursday 16 November: 8.30am - 6.00pm

Stoke Park

Thursday 19 October:- 8.30am - 5.30pm                          

Named GP

All patients registered at Barrack Lane Medical Centre hold a practice wide registration. This means you can elect to be seen at either Barrack Lane or Stoke Park site. Every patient is allocated a named GP, but this does not prevent you from seeing the clinician of your choice if they have availability. If you would like more details please contact us or ask at reception.

When you need to be seen...   

We will offer you a same day appointment with a member of our On the Day Team. Appointments can be arranged by calling the surgery direct or can be booked on line. Our On the Day team are supported by a designated Duty Doctor who is available for urgent problems.

To save a time consuming trip to the surgery...

Our clinicians are available each day for telephone consultations and to provide advice.

When you need a follow-up appointment or are asked to come back...

Our reception staff will organise a telephone assessment for you, with a clinician of your choice, who will call you back to discuss your needs and arrange a face to face appointment if you agree that one is needed. 

Keep or Cancel

Patients who do not attend for their appointments cost the National Health Service many millions of pounds each year.

If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else.

You can also text us to cancel your appointment on:

07757 006431  Barrack Lane 

07757 006363 Stoke Park

By giving us as much notice as you can you are helping us to make sure that someone else is given your slot.

Out of Hours

For urgent advice after the surgery has closed, during the night and at weekends dial 111 for the Out of Hours Service for Suffolk. Calls to this service are free of charge from both landlines and mobiles. 

Test Results

Specimens need to be dropped in at the reception desk by 12 noon so that we can send the samples off to the laboratories.  Please ring for results after 2.30pm when the surgery is less busy.

 

NHS Services Offered

CCC [Continuing Care Clinic]

Specialist clinics, run by highly trained nurses, are available to provide support and blood-pressurecontinuing care to patients living with many long term medical conditions.

We are very proud of our practice-nurse led CCC or continuing care clinic which has paved the way for the Practice achieving maximum quality points in the government's QOF [Quality and Outcomes Framework] initiative for the third consecutive year. In 2008 we were the only practice to have achieved that honour in Ipswich, and one of only a handful in East Suffolk.

The clinics serve people with a variety of Long Term Conditions and include:

  • CHD [Coronary Heart Disease] and Heart Failure
  • Stroke
  • Hypertension [High Blood Pressure]
  • asthma_inhalerChronic Kidney Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • COPD [Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease]
  • Epilepsy
  • Hypothyroidism [Underactive Thyroid]

Smoking Cessation

Our practice nurses are trained to help you quit smoking and have contributed to getting hundreds of people to give it up. Did you know that Nicotine Replacement Therapy [NRT] is available on prescription in the NHS? This makes it MUCH cheaper to get it from the clinic on prescription than to buy it yourself from the chemist. Obviously it is FREE if you don't pay for your prescriptions. We can also prescribe tablets to get you off the cigarettes if need be.

So go on! Why not give it a go? An appointment can be booked morning, afternoons or evenings!

Contraceptive Services

Full services are provided by the doctors and practice nurses. These include oral contraceptives, coils, caps, injections and implants.

baby-footChild Development Assessments

The doctors undertake developmental assessments on children at the age of 6 weeks.  Our health visitors are also actively involved in monitoring child development and undertake regular routine checkups.

Finally, all children are offered pre-school checks with the doctor before their fifth birthday.

Maternity Services

All the partners are trained in antenatal care, postnatal care, contraceptive services, minor surgery and the developmental assessment of children.  Our doctors all offer antenatal and postnatal appointments.

We have 3 midwives who hold their clinics at both Barrack Lane and Stoke Park 

Minor Injury Service

bandaging-wristThe Practice now offers a minor injury service.  Should you suffer a minor injury please telephone the surgery as soon as possible and we will arrange for you to be seen.

Minor Surgery

Minor surgery and wart removal may be performed at the surgery by arrangement with your doctor.

Phlebotomy Service

The practice offers a phlebotomy service 5 days a week. if you require a blood test, our Health Care Assistant, Julia Johnson, holds clinics at both Barrack Lane and Stoke Park Medical Centre.

Teen Service

The practice is aware of the needs of young adults and provides a friendly confidential service for conditions such as smoking, acne, obesity, stress, eating disorders and family problems, as well as issues to do with safe sex, alcohol and drugs. Please make an appointment with a doctor or practice nurse.

Useful teen health websites:

 

 
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