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The Doctors & Staff welcome you to Little St John's Surgery


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Face Masks

For the benefit of our staff and your fellow patients, please continue to wear a face mask inside the surgery to help prevent the spread of infection.


We are Recruiting!

We are currently looking for a Salaried GP and a Part-time Receptionist. Please see our recruitment page for further details.


Flu Vaccinations 2022

Please see details of the 2022 Flu Vacinations programme.


Evening and Weekend Appointments

Evening and weekend appointments are available at Little St John's Surgery or at an NHS service nearby. Appointments can be made until 8pm on weekdays and between 9am and 5pm on Saturdays.

You will be able to discuss your health concern with a GP, nurse or other health professional and also make routine appointments for vaccinations, health checks and screenings.

Book with the reception team or visit the NHS Suffolk and North East Essex website to learn more about the different health care professionals working in GP surgeries.


GP training afternoons

We are still open to collect pre-made prescriptions and make appointments in person but there are no clinicians on site. Telephones are diverted to 111 from 13.00 on these days to allow staff training.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. For urgent assistance please contact NHS out of hours service on 111.

Please note, these dates are subject to change:

  • Wed 7 December 2022
  • Thu 9 February 2023
  • Wed 8 March 2023
  • Thursday 20th April 2023
  • Wednesday 17th May 2023
  • Thursday 15th June 2023
  • Wednesday 12th July 2023
  • Thursday 10th August 2023
  • Thursday 7th September 2023
  • Wednesday 11th October 2023
  • Thursday 9th November 2023
  • Wednesday 6th December 2023
  • Thursday 8th February 2024
  • Wednesday 6th March 2024

We are also closed all day on all Bank Holidays.


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Patient Participation Group

We need you!

Little St John’s Surgery Patient Participation Group (PPG) is looking for new members. Run by volunteer patients, our dedicated PPG meet regularly with the practice to discuss what’s happening within the practice and review developments in the wider NHS which affect our patients. Our PPG are keen to recruit new members to continue to support our patients.

Even if you are only an occasional user of the surgery or cannot commit to attending regular meetings, you would still be able to share your views and we would be keen to hear from you. Please contact to find out more today!



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A booster will strengthen your protection from COVID-19 and give you the best possible defence, because two doses are not enough.

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When you turn 16

Please see our information guide for young persons turning 16 years old. There's also further information on our When you turn 16 page.


National Data Opt Out

You can opt out of your GP record be shared with NHS Digital for planning and research before September 21. For more information please see this advice sheet or our Privacy Policy.


No Excuse for Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse increases by a third during major football tournaments. Please see this Suffolk Domestic Abuse Helpline poster for details. Please note that the poster is not compatible with visual aids, but details of the service are also available by calling the practice.


Research Study - Germ Defence

We are letting you know about a very useful website called Germ Defence which was created by a team of doctors and scientists to give you advice that has been proven to reduce the spread of viruses in the home. It can help you plan how to protect yourself and members of your family from infection by COVID-19 and ‘flu.

Please see this article for details



All appointments can be made online via the NHS App, or by Phone 01394 382 046.

GP appointments will be by Telephone or E-consult only . Subsequently ,if a face to face

consultation is required ,your GP will   book this for  a mutually convenient time.



You can request prescriptions online via the NHS App 

You can drop off prescription requests in the Prescription post box located on the wall outside the surgery .

Dispensary can be contacted via Email.

For Non Dispensing Patients, medication can be collected from, or delivery arranged via, your nominated pharmacy .

Any patient on an adrenaline pen should be watchful of the expiry date and if required speak to a dispenser

Thank you for your understanding.


Blood Tests

If you need a routine blood test or INR these can now be booked online at Landseer Road and also Ipswich Hospital Outpatients. We have very limited phlebotomy appointments available at the surgery during these exceptional circumstances so your patience and support at this time is very much appreciated.

Book your blood test or INR online


How we use Information to Manage the Health of Local Population

For further details see our How we use Information to Manage the Health of Local Population document.


My Care Record

My Care Record enables health and care professionals, directly involved in your care, to access information about you.


National Cancer Diagnosis Audit

This GP Practice is taking part in an important national project to improve how people are diagnosed with cancer.


Training Dates

From 13.00 there are no clinicians within the surgery, reception staff will be happy to make or amend appointments, but the telephones will be diverted to the 111 service. Pre-ordered prescriptions can be collected during this time.


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Patient Online Services

You can now book your appointment and order your repeat prescription online using our patient online access service. Available 24 hours a day, it's especially useful when the practice is closed or telephone lines are busy.

If you have not already registered for this service please pop into the surgery for details.

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Keeping Records



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Patient Participation Group

Did you know we have a Patient Participation Group?

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The purpose of the Patient Participation Group is to help us access and use your ideas for new projects, and gaining your views as to how the practice can improve and develop.

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