This year’s Flu Clinics will be different due to Covid-19.  We will have Flu Days at Barrack Lane which will be by appointment only. You will not be able to just turn up as in previous years.
You will be asked to queue outside and will not be allowed into the building until your appointment time.  Only patients with an appointment will be allowed in the building (unless you need assistance).  We will be operating a one way system so you will come in the front door and then exit out the back.
Please remember to wear a face covering when you attend the appointment.                                                      


Please be aware that if you are coming into the surgery you MUST wear a face covering. This is for your own protection and that of our staff.  You will be offered hand sanitiser on entry into the building. Please remember to wash your hands when you get home.      

Thank you.                                                                                                          

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.

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

Long Term Condition (LTC) clinic

Specialist clinics, run by our nursing team, are available to provide support and continuing care to patients living with many long term medical conditions.

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

If you want support with quitting smoking please book in with our smoking cessation advisor. This is a service provided by OneLife Suffolk who hold clinics at Barrack Lane Medical Centre. They provide a supportive behaviour change programme which enables an increase opportunity for a long term positive lifestyle change, in fact, you are four times more likely to stop smoking with their support.

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 check ups.

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.

There is a midwifery team who hold their clinics at Barrack Lane Medical Centre and The Willows Centre.

Minor Surgery

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

Phlebotomy Service

The Landseer Road Phlebotomy Clinic is a bookable phlebotomy service open each weekday between 7.30am - 5.30pm.  

If you are unable to attend Landseer Road the practice offers a phlebotomy service. If you require a blood test, our Health Care Assistants hold 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.


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