If you are 18 or over and you have still not had your vaccine, you can have this done at Ivry Street Medical Practice. Please call 01473 254718 to make an appointment.



If you are aged 50 and over or fall in the at risk group for a flu vaccination, please contact reception to book an appointment.

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.



Welcome to the Barrack Lane & Stoke Park Medical Centre 

Barrack Lane Medical Centre
1 Barrack Lane
Tel: 01473 252827
Fax: 01473 250463
Stoke Park Medical Centre
76 Lanercost Way
Tel: 01473 686439
Fax: 01473 686477 

*Please note that Stoke Park Surgery is a Branch Site and for urgent appointments it may be necessary for you to be seen at Barrack Lane.

An update from our Practice Manager

We are trying to offer the full range of services to our patients, including both the COVID and Flu Vaccinations.

We try our best to fit everyone in but I wanted to make you aware that these services are also provided elsewhere. You can attend a COVID walk-in Centre, one of which is at Gainsborough Clinic.  Pharmacies also offer both COVID and Flu Vaccinations.

Thank you.

Penny Ashbee

Need advice from your doctor? Click on our online consultation service below 

contact your doctors online and get a response by the end of the next working day




The Practice offers Online Services for our patients including managing
appointments, repeat prescriptions, and patient access to detailed coded information kept on their medical records. If you would like to know more about this service please read the "Online Services" section under Further Information.


If you have a SystmOnline User Name and Password, please login to one of the following Services

If you do not have a username and password, contact us to register

Access Appointment SystemCancel your appointmentOrder your repeat medications

Change of contact detailsUpdate your clinical record




On the 19th July 2021 restrictions will change, however, face coverings will still be required within a NHS setting. 

Please continue to wear a face covering whenever you visit the surgery.

Thank you


Please be aware that the practice does not provide exemption certificates or letters but if you feel you fall into this category, please click here where you will find current Government guidelines and resources to download an exemption card if you wish. 

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home if you have either:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • Loss of/change in smell or taste - this means when you can't smell, food tastes bland and you may even lose interest in eating. 

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

Use the  ONLINE 111 coronavirus service 

Only CALL 111 if you cannot get help online as there is LONG WAIT

Track and Trace Service 

The NHS test and trace service ensures that anyone who develops symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) can quickly be tested to find out if they have the virus, and also includes targeted asymptomatic testing of NHS and social care staff and care home residents. 

It helps trace close recent contacts of anyone who tests positive for coronavirus and, if necessary, notifies them that they must self-isolate at home to help stop the spread of the virus. For more information on how to get tested click here

Click the link below to download the NHS COVID-19 app

NHS COVID-19 app

Getting tested for COVID-19

Get a test to check if you have COVID-19, find out what testing involves and understand your test result by clicking the above link.

Self-isolation and treating symptoms

Advice for people at higher risk from coronavirus, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women can be found on the above link.

Long-term effects (long COVID)

Find out about the long-term effects coronavirus can sometimes have and what help is available.

Social distancing and changes to everyday life

Advice about avoiding close contact with other people (social distancing), looking after your wellbeing and using the NHS and other services.

Covid-19 Information in other Languages

Suffolk County Council have produced a guide in different languages and formats explaining Tier 4 COVID-19 guidelines.  To access these, please click HERE

NHS England have also produced some videos in other spoken languages to help ensure patients are aware of the importance of getting a COVID-19 vaccine. To view them please click HERE

Vaccination Certificates

The surgery is unable to offer you a certification of Covid vaccination, a vaccination passport or a letter to prove you have been vaccinated against Covid-19. You can however find details of all your vaccinations on the NHS App:

Proof of vaccination documents have not yet been developed and, as such, cannot be provided by your GP.

COVID Vaccine Helpline

Should you have any questions regarding your COVID vaccination, there is now a helpline you can call on tel: 0344 257 3961

IOM UK (Migrant Information Service)

IOM UK has designed a Migrant Information Service to provide extra support to migrants in the challenging context of the Covid-19 crisis.

The info service includes:

  • a multilingual website
  • a telephone service 0800 464 3380
  • information to migrants living in the UK on 5 key topics: health, work, benefits, visas and immigration, housing and homelessness.

Our practice is part of the My Care Record approach which is supporting the work of health and care organisations across the East of England as they respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For example, we are working to make sure doctors, nurses and co-ordination staff at places you may receive advice or treatment can see important information from your GP record. This could include NHS 111 or treatment centres. This will make it easier and faster for them to deliver effective care. For more information, including the Privacy Notice, please visit the “My Care Record” section on our website here

Due to the coronavirus pandemic patients that request an appointment will be triaged by a clinician via the telephone who will decide whether you need to be seen face to face. 

Appointments during COVID


At this uncertain and scary time our mental wellbeing needs some attendtion. We hope these links will help

  1. For patients
  2. Patients outside Suffolk
  3. For young people in Suffolk on 
  4. For  key workers
  5. NHS One You includes digital advice for physical and mental wellbeing
  6. Guidance on supporting children & young people's mental health & wellbeing
  7. 7 Ways to improve your Emotional Wellbeing
  8. Your Health Matters

"Home but not Alone"

The Home, But Not Alone phoneline, supports vulnerable people in our communities who may be struggling with the impact of Coronavirus. The telephone number is freephone 0800 876 6926 and will be staffed from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. It aims to help people, who often don’t have a network of family or friends to call upon, access emergency support such as food and medicine deliveries and befriending schemes.

This also supports The Suffolk Advice and Support Service phoneline (0800 068 3131) which helps those with debt, benefits employment or housing worries.


Please be aware that a privately operated vehicle number plate recognition scheme is now in force at Barrack Lane Medical Centre with a permitted maximum stay of 60 minutes. Should you run over the allotted hour please inform reception.

Patients and visitors coming to the surgery that wish to make use of the car park MUST now register their vehicle immediately on arrival. Failure to do so will result in a penalty notice over which the practice has no influence.

Are you a Carer?

A carer is anyone, including children and adults who look after a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of their illness, frailty, disability, mental health problems or an addiction, who cannot cope without their support.


There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. Please click on the link below that we hope you will find useful.

A Guide to Care and Support 

Common Childhood Illnesses & Wellbeing in Suffolk

For advice on common childhood illnesses click here where you will find a guide for parents and carers of children from birth and beyond. There is also an App for Apple and Android Devices to download, available from the App Store and Google play

OneLife Suffolk is a new integrated healthy lifestyle service, providing the following services:

  • health promotion and messaging
  • children, young people’s and adult weight management
  • specialist behaviour change
  • support to increase physical activity, including walking for health
  • tobacco use prevention, harm reduction and smoking cessation
  • NHS Health Checks outreach

 For more details please Click here 

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