East Barnwell Health Centre

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

Current time is 13:55 - Sorry, we're closed


Telephone: 01223 728900

Daytime Emergencies: 01223 728999


Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions can be requested in the following ways:

  • Using our online service systmonline (If you are not already registered for this please contact reception)
  • By returning your repeat slip or just by putting the request in writing with your details and medication details into the letter box at the front of the surgery

** Please note that due to clinical safety reasons we are unable to accept medication requests over the phone **

Prescriptions will be sent to a pharmacy of your choice via the electronic prescription service. Please allow 48 hours between requesting and collecting prescriptions from your nominated pharmacy.

Electronic Prescriptions

The Health Centre offers the facility for prescriptions to be sent electronically to the pharmacy. The way in which you order your prescription stays exactly the same but once the prescription is issued by the surgery it is sent via a secure link directly to the pharmacy. Having your prescriptions sent electronically can be quicker as you can go directly to the pharmacy rather than having to collect it from the surgery or wait for the pharmacy courier to collect it. By sending a prescription electronically it eliminates the chance of it going missing as it can be tracked so we will always know where it is.

In order to start having your prescriptions sent electronically you will need to nominate a pharmacy. This can be near to where you live, work or a shop you go to regularly. You can nominate at either the pharmacy or the Health Centre Reception. Once you have nominated a pharmacy your prescriptions will always be sent there unless we are told otherwise.

Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions

Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).

The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.

NHS charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £9.15
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £105.90
  • 3-month PPC: £29.65

If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website

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