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.



confidentialIn order to provide you with a high standard of health care and treatment you will be asked for personal information. The practice is fully computerised and computers are used in doctors and nurses consultations and in all areas of practice administration. We have an obligation to keep all such information confidential and to comply fully with the General Data Protection Regulations.

No information concerning you will be divulged to a third party without your prior knowledge and consent. We may use some of the information for other reasons: for example to help us protect the health of the public generally and to see that the NHS runs efficiently.

Information may also be needed to help train clinical staff and carry out medical and other health research for the benefit of everyone.

You may be receiving care from other people as well as the NHS. We may need to share information about you for your benefit.

We only ever use or pass on information about you if people have a genuine need for it in your and everyone’s interest. The law strictly controls the sharing of some types of very sensitive personal information. Whenever we can we remove details which identify you. Sometimes the law requires us to pass on information: for example, to notify birth. Anyone who receives information from us is under a legal duty to keep it confidential.

Everyone working for the NHS has a legal duty to keep information about you confidential and you have the right to say no if you do not want information about you given to others.  

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