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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.

 

Nurse Practitioners

We have highly trained and dedicated Nurse Practitioners that support our doctors.

Nurses

Tina GipsonTina Gipson
I qualified in 1987 from North East Essex School of nursing, and then began working within acute Medicine. I then moved to Ipswich where I worked as a staff Nurse at Ipswich Hospital within care of the elderly, coronary care and endoscopy. In between this I had my two sons, and with family support I was able to continue with my work.

I then decided to change direction, and began work as practice nurse in general practice in Bury St Edmunds. Soon after this I began working at Barrack lane in April 2003. Since then I have completed my Asthma Diploma and generally enjoy all aspects of my work. My outside interests are keeping fit, music, cooking and walking my dog Charlie
Laura HuttonLaura Hutton
I have been a practice nurse since 2005. My background was as theatre nurse for 18 years in London, Milton Keynes and East Sussex before moving to Ipswich for my teacher husband’s job. My family, which includes 3 children, are great Arsenal and Ipswich fans and watching them whenever we can is a great passion!
Penny SibthorpPenny Sibthorp
I qualified in 2001 from the University of Surrey with a BSc (Hons) in Adult Nursing and then began working first in a Medical Assessment Unit and then in Accident and Emergency. After awhile I caught the travelling bug and went to Australia to work for a year. When I returned to the UK I decided not to go back to the hospital but to work within the community as a District Nurse.

In 2005 I began working at Barrack Lane as a Practice Nurse. Since then I have qualified as a nurse prescriber and cover a wide range of clinics but mainly focus on those patients with chronic conditions. I recently completed a physical assessment course, which I am using to develop my skills within minor illness consultations. I really enjoy all aspects of nursing within general practice but my areas of interest are wound management, travel health and diabetes.
Cathryn SilverCathryn Silver

Originally from Australia I graduated with a Certificate of General Nursing in 1986. I continued to work and study within hospitals both in the States of South Australia and Tasmania, completing my Certificate in Intensive Care and Midwifery. In 1991 I decided to combine my desire to travel and my nursing career, hence travelled to London for a two year working holiday. I spent a further three years in Saudi Arabia before returning to Ipswich in 1996. I have continued to study and to work, completing my Diploma of Applied Science (Nursing) I worked both in the NHS and Private hospitals before undertaking my position at Barrack Lane as a Practice Nurse in 2004.

I have now qualified as a Nurse Prescriber and have completed my Bsc (Hons) in Adult Nursing. I undertake various tasks as part of the nursing team and have an interest in long term conditions, in particular, diabetes.

Elizabeth Clifton (f)

Healthcare Assistants

Angela Gedge and Donna Munson are our Health Care Assistants who hold clinics at both surgeries. You can see them for blood tests, blood pressure checks, 24hr BP, 24hr ECG, Flu vaccinations, New Patient checks and Health checks.

 
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