Stowhealth will be closed from 1pm on the 12th of August for essential staff training
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From Monday 19th July 2021, we can confirm that all staff at the Surgery will continue to wear masks and PPE beyond the 19th July during face-to-face consultations.
We kindly request that all patients attending the Surgery also continue to wear a facemask or covering (unless clinically exempt) until further notice. We will continue to operate a social distancing model on our premises. We have made this decision in line with Government advice on maintaining the use of masks and face coverings in health settings.
Complying with our policy will ensure the ongoing protection of clinically vulnerable patients and staff, and will also mean that we can maintain open access to our services while reducing the risk of transmission to our staff and the impact this would have on our ability to operate.
We thank you for your cooperation and support
Stowhealth has changed the way you can book your appointment with AskMyGP.
Save time and book online - no more queuing on the telephone! Just click on the askmyGP logo above.
Available daily between 8:00am until 6:30pm, Monday to Friday
We will usually get back to you within 2 hours (after 4:30pm it might be the next day)
You can request a particular doctor or nurse (so long as they’re working)
You can choose to be contacted by the surgery by telephone or secure message
If we need to see you we will usually give you an appointment the same day
You will need to register the first time you use askmyGP, but this can easily be done without any paperwork.
AskmyGP is available to all our patients, and you can use it to ask about your children or other people you care for (if they are registered with us).
For help on registering for the first time, click here for a short video
Baber Yusaf is retiring on 31st July 2021 (GP at Stowhealth since 1988)
"I have always said that being a GP is the best job in the world and approaching retirement I still believe this despite all of the problems of working in a chronically underfunded NHS. What could be better than a job where every single day you use your knowledge and skills to make people’s lives better? I have always found General Practice the most interesting speciality because of the daily contact with the endless variety that human beings present. Every day is a challenge and you are always learning new things no matter how experienced you are.
I have loved working in Stowmarket, not least because of the patients. I have greatly valued the trust that they have given me, knowing that their welfare is my top priority regardless of the management and financial pressures of the NHS. This trust is fundamental to a good doctor-patient relationship and I have been privileged to have enjoyed so many good relationships which I will miss greatly.
I have been very lucky to have worked in a Practice that is forward-thinking and has always aimed for the highest standards. I have loved being part of an enthusiastic team of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals all of whom couldn’t work without the support of a great reception and management team. It has been an enduring pleasure and privilege to work with so many hard-working and dedicated individuals.
I feel that I have been blessed to have had such a long career working in this profession having started my training in 1976 and worked as a GP since 1988. I will miss it enormously but look forward to having more time with my family and friends and expanding my non-medical interests and hopefully getting back to exploring the world."READ MORE ABOUT US
Weekdays: Monday - Friday 8am - 6:30pm
Weekends: Saturday 8:30 - 12:00 (prebooked appointments only)
Telephone lines closed.
Tel: 01449 776000
StowHealth Surgery, Violet Hill House, Violet Hill Road, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1NL
Email: email@example.com use for general and non-medical queries only- mailbox is usually checked once a day.