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Welcome to Cathedral Medical Centre

Please note that we will be closed on Monday 19th September to observe the Bank Holiday for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II funeral. 

                                                                                                                Hospital Appointment and Referral Information

The COVID-19 pandemic has added to the strain on all NHS services. As a result of this, waiting list times for outpatient and specialist appointments and procedures have increased for everybody. 

As we do not directly manage the wait times for the hospitals we ask that you please look at My Planned Care, for the current wait times within your region.


We appreciate that these long waits can cause worry and uncertainty about when you will eventually receive an appointment.  The practice has no direct access to the hospital appointment lists.  

My Planned Care gives you advice and support while you wait and helps you to prepare for your hospital consultation, treatment, or surgery. This includes giving you information about waiting times at your hospital and other supporting and local services while you wait.

This site is updated weekly and can be viewed by anyone, which means you, your family or carer as well as your NHS team can all see the latest information.
Your hospital team will be in touch with you as soon as they can. If you are looking for an update, please check this website before contacting your hospital.

Many Thanks

Only call the practice if your condition has genuinely deteriorated, when you will be reviewed by one of the clinical team and appropriate action can be taken in regard to your care.



Please help us to help you - the easiest and fastest way to ask for help from a GP is with askmyGP.

  • It's available for you to log your care request(s) 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday; outside of these times please call 111 or 999 as appropriate

  • We respond within working hours, 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday, and we aim to respond as soon as possible   

  • In times of extreme demand we may exceed capacity and need to close askmyGP to new requests. We will continue to work through all existing requests, and will re-open askmyGP the following day. If during this time you have an urgent request that must be dealt with on the day you can still log your request by calling 01353 669923. For all non-urgent requests, please try again the following day. 

  • All our registered patients are welcome, and as a parent or carer you can use askmyGP on behalf of a patient

  • You can choose a particular named GP if you wish (so long as they are working that day)

  • You may prefer a telephone or email response

  • You can login now, without any paperwork

 Additional GP Practice appointments – let us know what you think!

Ely Primary Care Network is a group of six of the eight GP Practices in East Cambridgeshire. Together we look after 77,500 patients. The six Practices are:

Burwell Surgery (Burwell)

Haddenham Surgery (Haddenham)

Staploe Medical Centre (Soham)

Cathedral Medical Centre (Ely)

St George’s Medical Centre (Littleport)

St  Mary’s Surgery (Ely)

The NHS has asked all Primary Care Networks (PCNs) across England to offer patients additional opening hours. This is a national programme called “Enhanced Access” and starts on 1st October 2022.

We want to give our patients the very best GP services we can, and we believe offering these additional hours ourselves - using the doctors and nurses you already know from your local surgeries - is the best way to do this.

So, from 1st October 2022, the six Practices of Ely Primary Care Network will work together to - between them - offer 70 more hours of appointments each week, over and above our usual surgery opening hours. These additional appointments will be available to all patients registered at any of our six surgeries.

The additional appointments will be during the following times:


  between 6:30pm and 8pm


  between 6:30pm and 8pm


  between 6:30pm and 8pm


  between 6:30pm and 8pm


  between 6:30pm and 8pm


  between 9am and 5pm


  No additional appointments

We would really like to hear your feedback about our plan and/or your preferred day/time for appointments. You can do this anonymously online at -

Breast Screening Unit Currently In Ely

The breast screening unit is currently in Ely and those eligible for a mammogram should have received an open invite letter. If you want more information or to book your appointment you can call 01223 217627, go to their website here or visit their Facebook page here.

NHS Data Collection

Your health records contain a type of data called confidential patient information. This data can be used to help with research and planning.

You can choose to stop your confidential patient information being used for research and planning. You can also make a choice for someone else like your children under the age of 13.

If you wish to choose to opt-out or check what your current choice is then please go to this page HERE

Volunteer breastfeeding peer supporters wanted

Peer supporters can make a real difference to women who want to breastfeed. They listen, provide information, and share experiences to help mothers reach their feeding goals. Being mothers themselves, they understand. They ‘get it’.

Does this sound like something you could do? If so please find more information 

Carers Short Breaks Project

 Could you help to provide breaks for carers in East Cambridgeshire? Please find more information HERE

Information for carers can be found HERE

Serving You

Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.

Partners in Care

Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.

Access & Parking

At the Cathedral Medical Centre reserved car parking spaces for the disabled are marked near the front door. Wheelchair access to the building is via the front entrance. A disabled patients' WC is also provided.

Parking is available for patients.

(Site updated 20/09/2022)
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