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.



Dr Ehsan Ahmadi (m)

(MBBS) DRCOG FDSRH MRCGP DCH - Dr Ahmadi trained at Istanbul ehUniversity and registered as a GP in 2004. He is a GP Trainer and also teaches Medical Students from the University of East Anglia. He is also Clinical Lead for the Suffolk Out of Hours Service and has a knowledge of several different languages. 


Dr Debasish Banerjee (m)


Dr Banerjee trained in the UK & India and registered in 2004. He specialises  in surgery & dermatology.

He is a Trainer for GP Registrars and a Senior Clinical Lecturer for the University of East Anglia Medical Students.

He is also the Medical Lead for 111 Suffolk and a Director on the board of Suffolk Federation of doctors. He also appraises GP's in Suffolk.

Outside of Medicine he likes to play his Fenders Stratocaster and paint when he has the time.

Dr Saima Dar (f)

Dr Saima Dar is a GP Partner at the Practice who first joined us on 20th January 2020.

She is also a GP Trainer and Teaches Medical Students from the University of East Anglia.

She works 4 days a week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays and will see patients at both Barrack Lane and Stoke Park Medical Centres.

Cherry Dr Nzekwu (f)

Dr Cherry Nzekwu joined our Practice in February 2021.

She sees patients at both Barrack Lane and Stoke Park and works 4 days a week on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

GP Speciality Trainees (f)

GP Speciality Trainees are with the practice for a period of 6 months or one year, depending on what stage of their training they have currently obtained.

They are fully qualified doctors who have had at least two years post qualification experience in hospital medicine and are now in their final years of training to become General Practitioners. They may sometimes be under supervision by another doctor during consultations for training purposes. Your consent will always be sought on these occasions.


Associate Physicians

We have two Physician Associates, Doris Ndegwa and Charles Duric-Last. They both work under the direct supervision of a doctor and carry out many similar tasks, including examinations, diagnosis, management and patient care.

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