East Barnwell Health Centre

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

Current time is 15:33 - We're open


Telephone: 01223 728900

Daytime Emergencies: 01223 728999

Clinics & Services

Specialist Nurses

The specialist nurse has minor illness appointments to deal with:

Upper Respiratory Tract

Sore throats, Earache / infections, Cough, Flu, Hayfever, Laryngitis


Indigestion, Diarrhoea and vomiting, Cystitis, Worms

Head, Neck and Back

Headaches, Backache – acute, Stiff neck


Thrush / discharges, Missed pills, Mastitis, Emergency Contraception

Eyes and Skin

Conjunctivitis, Chicken pox, Scabies, Impetigo, Eczema, Nappy rash, Boils, Verrucae, Infected wounds, Ingrowing toenails, Head lice, Mouth infections

Practice Nurses

The practice nurses see patients daily by appointment (pre-bookable). They offer general health checks including asthma, diabetes, blood pressure, heart disease and pill checks.

They treat minor injuries, change dressings, remove stitches, take cervical smears, and give adult/baby immunisations.

Other Services

Family Planning

Family planning services are provided by doctors and practice nurses. Emergency contraception is available and we encourage you to discuss this promptly with our triage doctor.


The midwife provides care to mums (& dads!) during pregnancy and immediately after birth.  As well at seeing mums at home, the midwife holds a baby clinic at East Barnwell Health Centre on Tuesdays from 9.30 – 13:00 and 14:00- 16:30  (by appointment only made through the Sky Team) and The Fields Children’s Centre, Galfrid Road, Cambridge CB5 8ND

The Fields Chilrens Centre: Telephone 01223 518333

Sky Team: Telephone 01223 348981

Health Visitor

Clinics held:  Drop in held by Health Visitors.  The Fields Childrens Centre, Galfrid Road, Cambridge CB5 8ND, on Thursdays 1pm – 2:30pm (Tel: 01223 518333)

Health Visitors: Telephone 03000 295050

Speech and Language Therapy

Lisa Buttner (Voicemail: 01223 885505) Michaela Higgs (Voicemail: 01223 885324)

If you have a concern or query about your child’s speech, language or any aspect of communication, please contact us by leaving a message on our voicemail. We will get back to you as soon as possible.


Available by appointment after referral by your doctor. The NHS Counselling service offers brief counselling. There is usually a waiting list.



Smoking Cessation Clinic by appointment only, every Thursday from 2.00 – 5.40 pm.

At this clinic you will have the chance to speak to a specialist about nicotine replacement therapy, Zyban and Champix. You will also have the chance to have a carbon monoxide reading taken to monitor your smoking status. Please see reception for an appointment at East Barnwell Health Centre or phone 0800 018 4304 for an alternative clinic.


If you need to see a physiotherapist you can either contact the Physio Direct Advice Line on 0300 555 0210 for information (this is a free service) or make an appointment with your doctor who will refer you.


CAMTAD hold hearing help sessions at East Barnwell Health Centre on the first Wednesday of every month between 9.30 and 11:30am. https://www.cambridgeshirehearinghelp.org.uk/


You can be referred by your doctor, practice or district nurse, (also a self referral form is now available at Reception) if you meet the access criteria.

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:30 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Tuesday
    08:30 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Wednesday
    08:30 until 12:45
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Thursday
    08:30 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Friday
    08:30 until 11:45
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Saturday
  • Sunday