East Barnwell Health Centre

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

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Telephone: 01223 728900

Daytime Emergencies: 01223 728999

COVID-19: Patient Advice

What to do if you have symptoms:

  • High temperature- this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • New, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.

Please use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Unfortunately, due to the unprecedented coronavirus national emergency and following the latest government advice we are not able to offer any pre-bookable routine face to face appointments. This is for the safety of both our patients and our staff.  If you need an appointment with a Doctor or Nurse, please contact us via telephone to access our triage service where a doctor will contact you, if necessary. 

The dispensing of repeat medications will continue as usual. Please be advised we are asking all patients to nominate a pharmacy that your prescriptions will be sent to electronically, for you to then collect when ready.

For more information please read our COVID-19 FAQs .

For further advice about coronavirus and how you can prevent the spread please visit NHS.uk/coronavirus 

Self-Certification for Self-Isolation

Please be advised that East Barnwell Health Centre is not able to provide a medical certificate for patients requiring self-isolation for coronavirus. Patients absent from work due to sickness and/or being symptomatic and needing to self-isolate are able to self-certify.

Under the current circumstances the Government has asked that employers use their discretion and be flexible around the need for medical evidence if an employee is absent from work for more than seven days due to sickness.

We need to prioritise our care in meeting the needs of our patients at this time and are unable to provide fit notes or write letters of support to employers for self-isolation. Should you wish to provide your employer with documentation then please click the button below to download and complete the form for their consideration.

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Statutory Sick Pay

You should direct your employer to the ACAS website; https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus which states:

The government has stated that if NHS 111 or a doctor advises an employee or worker to self-isolate, they should receive any Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) due to them. If the employer offers contractual sick pay, it’s good practice to pay this.

The employee must tell their employer as soon as possible if they cannot work. They should tell their employer the reason and how long they’re likely to be off for.

HMRC Employee’s Statement of Sickness to claim Statutory Sick Pay


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Opening Times

  • Monday
    07:00am - 18:00pm
  • Tuesday
    08:30am - 18:00pm
  • Wednesday
    08:30am - 18:00pm
  • Thursday
    08:30am - 18:00pm
  • Friday
    08:30am - 18:00pm
  • Saturday
  • Sunday