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Prescription Delivery Service

We offer a prescription delivery service from the Stanton surgery for all registered patients. We are able to deliver to collection points at the post office in Hopton, Barningham and Garboldisham. If you would like more information regarding this service our Dispensary staff will be able to advise you - 01359 253701

Flu vaccinations

Flu vaccinations will be available from October 2018 - appointments will be available at reception from August.

This year, unfortunately, all surgeries and pharmacies will have their flu vaccinations delivered in three stages.  We aim to have our first flu session on Saturday 13th October with a follow up session at the beginning of November in line with our deliveries.  National guidance ensures that all patients will still be appropriately immunised before the main flu season is underway.

Improvements to our online access facility

Check out the Online Services section for details!


Vacancies at the practice can be found HERE


Our Practice is committed to develop the delivery of better care to our patients utilising the Information Technology developed through and under the direction of NHS England. We currently use Summary Care Record, GP2GP Transfer and Patient Access Online for appointments, repeat medication requests and viewable summary care record. The Practice is committed to include detailed coded information as part of the Patient Access Online facility by 31st March 2016.


Latest News

June 2017

National Diabetes Audit: helping to improve diabetes care

The Stanton Surgery is taking part in an important national project about diabetes care and treatment in the NHS. The project is called the National Diabetes Audit (NDA).

To take part the surgery will share information about your diabetes care and treatment with the NDA. The type of information, and how it is shared, is controlled by law and enforced by strict rules of confidentiality and security.

For further information about how your information is used please refer to the NDA patient information leaflet below.

NDA Patient Information Leaflet

If you DO NOT want your information to be used please complete the below Opt Out Form and return to the the practice.

NDA Patient Opt Out Form

Taking part in the NDA shows the practice is committed to improving care for people with diabetes.

February 2017


Practice announcement concerning the closure of Hopton Surgery.

Hopton Surgery Closure


January 2017

We are holding a patient participation group (PPG) meeting at Stanton Surgery on Thursday 26th January 2017 at 6:30pm. All patients welcome, we look forward to seeing you there!

December 2016

8 December 2016

Letter to Hopton Surgery Community Action Group

2 December 2016

The Practice has published the following documents as part of the recent engagement events and County Council Health Scrutiny meetings.

Community Engagement Events Report

Engagement Events - Comments

Public Info - A new Vision

Hopton & Stanton Premises Option Appraisal

November 2016

17 November 2016

Prescription Delivery Service Launch!

We are able to deliver to collection points at the post office at Hopton, Barningham and Garboldisham and to your home if you are housebound.

If you feel that you are eligible for this service our Dispensary staff will be able to advise you- 01359 253701

Self Care Week (14 – 20 November)

14 – 20 November is Self Care Week and is a chance for the public to learn more about how they  can best take control of their own health, whether that is by taking care of minor conditions at home or choosing the right place to go for help and advice. Read more HERE.


The national theme this year is ‘Understanding Self Care for Life’. A media release will be issued quoting Dr Christopher Browning/Dr Mark Shenton and will highlight key messages that the local pharmacist is the health professional on the high street for advice and guidance, as well reminding ‘at risk’ groups to get a flu jab. The release also includes a link to signpost people to the NHS Choices site where advice can be sought on long term conditions. The release will also be published on both CCG websites, and social media platforms will also be promoting Self Care Week.


A series of Self Care factsheets are also available to the public. These are for common ailments to help clinicians and patients discuss issues around self-care within the practice consultation and especially how to handle the symptoms.

October 2016

28 October 2016 - update

Update on prescription collection service, please click on the link below

28 October 2016 -stakeholders comms.pdf

August 2016

24 August 2016 -

CQC inspection results

Click HERE to view our inspection results.

15 August 2016 -

*** Public engagement events ***

The Practice has booked 2 events in September in order to hear your views about our premises options appraisal exercise. For full details click on the link below

Event details - September 2016

July 2016

22 July 2016 - LATEST UPDATE

Dispensing services

The Practice and Botesdale Surgery are continuing discussions to share a delivery van service for medicines so that Hopton patients do not have to travel to Stanton. The two surgeries are due to meet over the next month and hope to finalise details. Our aim is to then be in a position to announce the exact details of the service.

Both surgeries are excited by this joint venture which is aimed at primarily benefiting our respective patients who are unable to leave their homes. There will also be a nominated collection point on a predetermined day in Hopton to allow collections of prescriptions. We very much look forward to announcing when this service will be live and appreciate your patience whilst we mobilise this provision.

June 2016

7 June 2016

Premises update, please click on the link below

7 June 2016 update.pdf

May 2016

26 May 2016

Healthwatch Suffolk are helping the Practice with patient engagement by being present in the waiting rooms to allow patients to approach and provide feedback. They have conducted this exercise (with the help of patient participation group members) at Stanton Surgery last Tuesday and will be at Hopton Surgery tomorrow (Friday 27 May). 

The data gathered by Healthwatch Suffolk will be processed and uploaded to their website HERE


20 May 2016

Premises Update, please see the attachment below:

 Premises Update - May (amended)

Updated version to reflect correction of Methodist Chapel to Hopton High Street Chapel

January 2016

Reverend David Messer is embarking on a 1100km cycle later this year and is looking for as much support as possible. Details of the causes he is raising funds for and how to donate can be found   HERE

January 2016

Online Services

Appointments and access to your online records now available, please see the Online Services section for details! 

July 2015

Retirement and Welcome!

Click on the link below for our notice about Dr Hassan retiring and Dr Ross joining our practice.

retirement and welcome notice.pdf

April 2015 -

Named GP for all patients

As part of a national programme, from April 2015 all practices are required to provide their patients with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that the surgery provides to them.

At the Hopton and Stanton surgeries, patients have been registered to a named GP and they will be the GP with this responsibility. If you do not know who your registered GP is, please feel free to contact the surgery and a receptionist will be happy to inform you.

You may continue to request to see any GP for your appointments.

Suffolk Wellbeing advice and guidance on stress and anxiety - read more

Download the posters here
To find out more visit the Suffolk Wellbeing Service website

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