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.



Medical Students and Student Nurses

Barrack Lane Medical Centre is an Undergraduate Teaching Practice for Medical students from the University of East Anglia.

We also provide important training for the King's College London Department of General Practice and Primary Care for student doctors and nurses.

You will always be informed if a student is to be present during your consultation. Please tell the receptionist if you do not wish for a student to be present.

 Speciality Trainees in General Practice

The practice is an appointed General Practitioner Training Practice and often benefits from the services of a fully qualified doctor who is doing an extra 3 years training to be a GP. One or two new doctors join us each year. They all have a minimum of two years post qualification experience in hospital medicine before coming into General Practice.

They may sometimes be under supervision by another doctor during consultations or may be using a video camera for training purposes. Your consent will always be sought on these occasions.


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