East Barnwell Health Centre

East Barnwell Health Centre, Ditton Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8SP

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Telephone: 01223 728900

Daytime Emergencies: 01223 728999

Welcome to East Barnwell Health Centre

Welcome to our website where we hope you will quickly benefit from the user friendly layout.  East Barnwell Health Centre houses our GP practice and provides high quality healthcare to patients in the area. Our doctors, nurses and affiliated staff are dedicated to offering a friendly yet professional service. This surgery website will help us to keep all our patients up to date with news and information about our practice.

As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you will use this website as a useful resource for other health-related information. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like. We can use your ideas to improve our online services and further develop the content of this site.

Please note that the practice operates a triage system for same day requests in addition to pre bookable appointments.  The practice is NOT a WALK IN CENTRE and cannot provide immediately available consultations.

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We are pleased to announce that Dr Matthew Hunt will be joining our team here at East Barnwell starting August 2020. We wish him a very warm welcome!

“I am thrilled to be joining the expert team at East Barnwell Health Centre who were so welcoming to me as a GP locum and now employ me for 3 sessions / week under the NHS GP Retainer Scheme.

It’s 35 years since I qualified as a doctor and I have come full circle from being an undergraduate here in Cambridge and then a clinical student in Oxford. My first job was a junior doctor on a surgical ward in Birmingham where there was plenty of excitement and a consultant who instilled precision. After GP training I served as a GP partner in three different places: Swindon, then Willingham, and then Cottenham.

I had planned the simpler working life of a GP locum for the final part of my career but then the Covid-19 pandemic changed things and I seized the opportunity to work in a team again where I could learn the new ways of working in general practice that have evolved so rapidly.

What I shall bring to the job is my experience and enjoyment of helping people at their time of need. I love all areas of medicine and especially the inner workings of the mind and body. What I shall gain at work is the support and training in new technologies and NHS pathways from younger professionals, and the sharing of clinical tips as we work with our hospital colleagues to clear the backlog of illness that has built up during the pandemic.

The Practice is very engaged in medical student teaching and I’m happy to be joining in this also. I have taught on the undergraduate course for nearly 20 years and have a part-time teaching role at Trinity, my old College.”


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Try the NHS App

If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.

If you already use SystmOnline you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.

For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp


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Opening Times

  • Monday
    07:00 until 18:00
  • Tuesday
    08:30 until 18:00
  • Wednesday
    08:30 until 18:00
  • Thursday
    08:30 until 18:00
  • Friday
    08:30 until 18:00
  • Saturday
  • Sunday