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.


Parkrun Practice


As part of an initiative by the Royal Colleague of General Practitioners to link practices with their local parkrun, Barrack Lane Medical Centre has become a parkrun practice.

The aim of the linkup is to encourage active lifestyles to both patients and staff.

If you are thinking about doing a bit more exercise the parkrun is a great place to start and it is free! You can walk, jog or run the 5k course at Chantry Park.

        • It’s free and easy to take part
        • It will help to improve your health and fitness
        • Provides an opportunity to socialise and be part of a community

You don’t have to be a runner to take part and you can do it at your own pace. It is just about getting out there and being a bit more active. You will find lots of support and encouragement along the way from the marshals and you can even have a cup of tea and slice of cake afterwards. If you don’t feel up to the exercise part of it but would like to be involved in the linkup you could volunteer to be one of the marshals or even come along and cheer everyone on.

To take part or volunteer all you need to do is register for free at:

Once registered you must print off your barcode as you will need to bring that with you on the day.

Park runs take place on Saturday mornings and we would really like you to join us. 

You can walk, jog or run the 5k course or come along to cheer us on!!

Meet us at Christchuch Park at 8.45am. The event starts at 9am.

The parkrun is a FREE, friendly, enjoyable event for all the family.

Anyone over the age of 4, including those who are inactive or have health conditions, are welcome to attend.

Buggies and dogs are welcome!


Staff and patients from the surgery recently took part in the NHS volunteer takeover at parkrun. The takeover was to celebrate the initiative to link surgeries with their local parkrun.

Members of staff volunteered while others took part in the event.   We were also joined by some patients who either walked or ran the 5k route.

Click here to view the Ipswich Star article about the event.

To see our RCGP Certificate Click Here

For more information please visit

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