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GP Services

Guildhall and Barrow Surgery, Barrow Hill, Barrow IP29 5DX

  • Barrow Hill 01284 812510
  • Guildhall Surgery 01284 701601
When the surgery is closed ring 111 or 999 for emergency medical attention.
If you need urgent advice when the surgery is closed telephone 01284 701601 and the call will be redirected to NHS Suffolk out of hours service. Alternatively you can ring 111 to talk to the out of hours GP service. This service operates 24/7, 365 days per year and is free to use from a landline and a mobile.
Barrow Surgery is a modern purpose built surgery with ample patient parking and good disabled access and in April 2009 became part of The Guildhall & Barrow Surgery. the Guildhall Surgeery being located in Lower Baxter Street, Bury St Edmunds. Patients registered with the practice may choose to be seen at either practice site and can book appointments by contacting either surgery. It accepts patients from Bury St Edmunds and area approximately 7 miles radius from the centre of town to the north, east and south and 11 miles to the west.

Surgery Times

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

 8.30am – 12.30pm
2.30pm – 6.15pmpm

 8.30am – 12.30pm
3.30pm – 5.30pm

 8.30am – 12.30pm

If your doctor agrees you may obtain repeat prescriptions by giving 48 hours notice (excluding weekends). Repeat prescriptions can be left in a box on the reception desk. Alternatively requests can be faxed through on 0844 4773922

Services provided by the practice

  • Family Doctor services, practice nursing services, childhood immunisation, foreign travel advice and immunisation (including yellow fever), famiy planning, minor surgery and dispensing to rural patients
  • A comprehensive range of health promotion clinics include: asthma, diabetes, hypertension, smoking cessation and well person checks.
  • Community nurses, providing services to housebound patients, are based in the surgery and can be contacted on 0844 4773921.
  • Health Visitors, primarily caring for the very young, are based at Collingwood House, Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds are are contactable on 01284 757700
  • Midwifery services are provided by the Abbey Team of middwives and contactable on 01284 755136

To register with the practice you will need to take your medical card to the surgery and complete a form given to you by the receptionist.

If you need to speak to your doctor please telephone after surgery hours. The best time is about 11.30am.

For more information please follow this link to the main practice website:


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