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.


clock and calendarOpening Hours

For telephone and personal enquiries the surgery hours for each location are:

Barrack Lane

Monday to Friday   8.00am - 6.30pm



Stoke Park

Monday         8am - 6pm
Tuesday         8am - 6pm
Wednesday         8am - 5pm
Thursday         8am - 6pm
Friday         8am - 6pm





Arriving late for your appointment 
If you are running late, please contact the surgery as soon as you can. We will try to make every effort possible to still see you, but this may not always be possible.

When We Are Closed

Out of Hours Service

For urgent advice after the surgery has closed, during the night and at weekends please telephone the Out of Hours Service on 111.

The doctor will be able to give telephone advice and, if appropriate, offer consultation at the Emergency Centre. Should the doctor feel it necessary, a home visit will be arranged.

NHS 111

You can also contact NHS 111 which is a 24 hour advice line on 111 or their online service at

NHS 111 Online is a website providing high quality health information and advice. It is unique in being supported by a 24 hour nurse advice and information helpline. If you use NHS 111 and are in any doubt about information you read or about what action you should take, you can call NHS 111.

Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.


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