History, Training, Commissioning Health Care & Useful Contacts


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 over 25,000 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. 

The practice has worked at a national level with groups relating to healthcare assistants, nurses and medical assistants. We continue to contribute to local and national work in this way.

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 understand that patients may need to wait to see a clinician but believe the ability to see a clinician on the day they are unwell is important. 


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 15 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 Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group

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. 


Thistlemoor is proud to be a member of the federation - Greater Peterborough Network. Greater Peterborough Network is the organisation set up by the Practices around the Greater Peterborough area. Dr Neil Modha is a Director of Greater Peterborough Network since stepping down as Accountable Officer from the CCG. We are pleased to announce that Dr Neil Modha has recently been announced as the new Chair of Greater Peterborough Network.

Useful Contacts

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 last updated in August 2017 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

MIND Cias Advocacy Service

01733 530651

MIND Independent Mental Health Advocacy

01733 530651


0845 0175 198


Age UK Peterborough

01733 564185

Good Neighbours Scheme Visiting Befriending

01733 892013

Good Neighbours Scheme Telephone Befriending

01733 892013

MIND Befriending

01733 530651

 Benefits - help and advice

Citizens Advice Bureau

0844 499 4120


Cruse Bereavement Care Face to face

01733 348439

Cruse Bereavement Care Telephone Support

0844 477 9400

 Carers Support

Alzheimer’s Society Carer Information and Support Programme

01733 893853

Cross Roads Care Motor Neurone Disease

0845 241 0954

Carers Centre

01733 342683

Carers Direct Helpline

0808 802 0202

Carers UK

0808 808 7777

Emergency Support for Carers

01733 747474

 Day Care Centres/Friendship Clubs

Age UK Orton Day Care Centre

01733 231227

Age UK Home from Home

01733 564185

Age UK Friendship Clubs

01733 564185

CAMEO Salvation Army

01733 892013

Good Neighbours Scheme

'Young at Heart' Day Opportunities

01733 892013

Peterborough Streets Day Centre

01733 331871

 Drink - support for people drinking excess alcohol

ReVive DrinkSense

01733 893306

 Falls - supporting vulnerable people who are falling or at risk of falling

Age UK Home Checks Service

01733 564185

 Emergency Food      

Peterborough Soup Kitchen

01733 315456

Peterborough Foodbank

01733 311156

Peterborough Streets

01733 331871

 Grants and Financial Aid

Anglian Water Assistance Fund

01733 421060

Affinity Water Trust Fund

01733 421060

British Gas Energy Trust

01733 421060

EDF Energy Trust

01733 421060

Eon (heating/insulation)

0330 400 1171

Npower Energy Fund (fuel debt/white goods/bankruptcy)

01733 421060

Turn 2 Us (grants search)


Garden Assistance

Age UK Peterborough

01733 564185

Good Neighbours Scheme Gardening Maintenance

01733 892013


Action on Hearing Loss

 0808 808 0123

Deafblind UK (hearing)

01733 358100

Headway (problems after head injury)

0808 800 2244

Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALS)

01733 673405

RNIB Peterborough (poor vision)

01733 375000

 Home Assistance

Age UK Home Support Service

01733 564185

Care and Repair Repairs Assistance

01733 863767

 Home Modifications

Care and Repair Disabled Facility Adaptations

01733 747474

 Home Safety

Cross Keys Homes Lifeline

01733 396439

Lions Message in a bottle

0845 833 9534



01733 530651

 Information and Advice

Age UK Information & Advice

01733 564185

Good Neighbours Scheme Community Support Team

01733 892013


DIAL Peterborough

01733 265551

Mencap Direct

0808 808 1111

 Lunch Clubs

Age UK Sunday Lunch Club

01733 564185

Good Neighbours Scheme Luncheon Club

01733 892013

 Meal Delivery

Wiltshire Farm Foods

0800 773 773

 Mental Health

MIND Recovery Programme

01733 530651

 Money Advice

Citizens Advice Bureau

0844 499 4120

Money Advice Service

0300 500 5000

Salvation Army Debt Advice Service

07565 354507

 Support Groups

Alzheimer’s Society City Support Group

01733 893853

Alzheimer’s Society Orton Wistow Peer Support Group

01733 893853

Alzheimer’s Society Pathway’s Service

01733 893853

MIND Workshops

01733 530651

Stroke Association Peterborough

01572 812078

 Military Support                 


01733 314267

Royal British Legion

01733 210515 / 08457 725 725


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

Older people


Minimum notice to book transport is 48hrs


Simon Thompson

Car Services

Royal Voluntary Service

2 Cattle Market Road


PE1 1TW 

Tel: 01733 560769

Email: cambridgeshirehub@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk


Neil Modha,
20 Jul 2014, 07:32