There has been a surgery at Thistlemoor Road for the last 50 years. We look after patients from Peterborough and the surrounding areas.
Dr Nalini Modha took over running the surgery in 1994 when the surgery looked after 700 patients. At this point care was being delivered from a single terraced house. Over the years the site has been developed and extended to help the surgery to look after the current 19,000 patients from purpose built facilities. We work closely with neighbouring practices within the community to provide a network of care across the local community. We currently host a community based endoscopy, colonoscopy, ultrasound clinic and aortic aneurysm clinic and are keen to further develop community services to provide care closer to our patient homes.
We pride ourselves by offering advanced-access (walk-in surgeries) between 8:30am and 10:30am every week day. In these clinics we will see any of our patients who present to the surgery. We combine this open access with pre-bookable afternoon appointments and dedicated review slots at the end of morning surgeries.
We strongly believe in an ethos of teaching both within our own staff and externally. Three of the doctors have postgraduate certificates in teaching medical education with a fourth doctor working towards this. We teach medical students from Cambridge University and Imperial College School of Medicine and have done this for over 12 years.
The students will ask you permission to confirm you are happy to see them. This is voluntary. Please feel free to decline if you are not happy with this, or ask to speak to one of the supervising doctors.
The practice has been re-approved as a Training Practice which allows us to help develop the next generation of General Practitioners and Hospital Doctors. From August 2014 have been training both GP Registrars and Foundation Year Doctors. These members of staff are qualified doctors and will introduce themselves to you and explain their role within the practice. These doctors rotate every 3-4months and move between different GP surgeries and hospital roles. Your feedback is helpful for their development. Being a training practice may help our future recruitment.
The practice is taking a lead role in GP commissioning within Cambridgeshire.
Thistlemoor Medical Centre is a proud member of Peterborough Local Commissioning Group which is part of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group.
Dr Neil Modha is the Chief Clinical Officer (accountable officer) for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG with the responsibility to oversee the functioning of the organisation to an appropriate standard. This organisation has been authorised and has responsibility for hospital, community and mental health services for 950,000 patients over the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area since April 2013.
We are keen on helping develop the process and believe it will lead to improved, more resource efficient care for our patients and the people of Peterborough and Cambridgeshire.
Dr Nalini Modha is involved in clinical pathway development in her areas of interest which include gynaecology and incontinence.
We understand that people need support at time of their lives, whether this be financial or support as an advocate or friend. Please find below useful contact details to help support our patients and people in the Peterborough area.
These were added in July 2014 and updated in August 2015 and were accurate at that time. We will continue to add and review this list. The service directory can be downloaded and has further information about individual services.
Advocacy - support for you
Benefits - help and advice
Day Care Centres/Friendship Clubs
Drink - support for people drinking excess alcohol
Falls - supporting vulnerable people who are falling or at risk of falling
Grants and Financial Aid
Information and Advice
Royal Voluntary Service Community Transport is a door-to-door scheme that gives older people the freedom to get out and about. For instance we can help:
-To visit family or friends
-To go to a lunch club
-To go shopping
-To attend any health appointments
And when you reach your destination, our volunteers can lend a hand if needed.
The cost for any journey is mileage based (approx. 60p per mile). Just tell us where you’d like to go and we will give you a cost for this journey.
All volunteers are DBS checked
Minimum notice to book transport is 48hrs
Royal Voluntary Service
2 Cattle Market Road
Tel: 01733 560769