(Red) Alert


COVID SWABS. Unfortunately GPs do NOT have access to covid testing, so please do NOT contact the surgery asking for a swab. These tests are run by the government and are ONLY accessible via the government website or by calling 119. Thank you.

Stowhealth Flu Vaccination Clinics For Patients

Aged 50-64

Stowhealth will be holding ‘walk in’ flu jab clinics to vaccinate our 50-64 year olds.

Please attend according to the first letter of your surname on the following dates:

*Sunday 6th December                 9am-1pm             Surnames beginning A-F

*Sunday 13th December                10am-2pm          Surnames beginning G-M

*Sunday 20th December                11am- 3pm         Surnames beginning N-Z

You DO NOT need to contact us to book an appointment slot.

There is no need to rush - vaccinators will be available throughout the sessions

Please prepare to help us by:

·         Not attending if you have symptoms of COVID-19 (new cough, temperature, loss of sense of smell +/- taste), a positive COVID swab result in the last 10 days or you are awaiting a COVID swab result. Also if you have had contact with someone with COVID symptoms or a positive swab.

·         Wearing clothing that you can quickly and easily remove to expose your upper arm of choice. (Most people choose their non-dominant arm).

·         Being prepared to wait in a socially distanced queue, some of which may be outside.

·         Walking to the surgery if possible to free up space in our car park.

·         Not attending if you have a severe allergy to eggs or any previous vaccinations.

Welcome to Stowhealth Surgery


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 24 hours a day between Monday 8:00am until Friday 6:30pm and we respond during normal surgery working hours 

  • 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).

  • Please note you will no longer be able to book a GP telephone appointment using the Systmonline appointment system after 7th January 2020.

  • For help on registering for the first time, click here for a short video




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: stowhealth@nhs.net use for general and non-medical queries only- mailbox is usually checked once a day.