If you have still not had your vaccine, or are due to have your booster, please call our COVID admin line on 01473 694466 to make an appointment.  Vaccinations are being done at Ivry Street Medical Practice but you can also have this done at one of the COVID walk-in Centres (one of which is at Gainsborough Clinic).  Pharmacies also offer COVID Vaccinations.


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.

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.

Please join us for our next Surgery Parkrun on:

Saturday 10 September

at Chantry Park

You can walk, jog or run

the 5k course.


Meet us at the Cricket Pavilion

at 8.45am for a 9am start.






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