History, Training, Commissioning Health Care & Useful Contacts

History

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 nearly 27,000 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.

Training

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 16 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 we 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 has helped our recruitment - in the last year we have recruited 3 local trainees.

Commissioning

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.

Federation

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 the clinical lead and Chairman of Greater Peterborough Network since stepping down as Accountable Officer from the CCG in 2016.

GPN website is: https://greaterpeterboroughgps.nhs.uk

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

MIND Independent Mental Health Advocacy

VoiceAbility

01733 530651

01733 530651

0845 0175 198

Befriending

Benefits - help and advice

Citizens Advice Bureau

0844 499 4120

Bereavement

Cruse Bereavement Care Face to face

Cruse Bereavement Care Telephone Support

01733 348439

0844 477 9400

Carers Support

Day Care Centres/Friendship Clubs

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

Peterborough Foodbank

Peterborough Streets

01733 315456

01733 311156

01733 331871

Grants and Financial Aid

Garden Assistance

Age UK Peterborough

Good Neighbours Scheme Gardening Maintenance

01733 564185

01733 892013

Health

Home Assistance

Age UK Home Support Service

Care and Repair Repairs Assistance

01733 564185

01733 863767

Home Modifications

Care and Repair Disabled Facility Adaptations

01733 747474

Home Safety

Cross Keys Homes Lifeline

Lions Message in a bottle

01733 396439

0845 833 9534

Homelessness

MIND ACE

01733 530651

Information and Advice

Lunch Clubs

Age UK Sunday Lunch Club

Good Neighbours Scheme Luncheon Club

01733 564185

01733 892013

Meal Delivery

Wiltshire Farm Foods

0800 773 773

Mental Health

MIND Recovery Programme

01733 530651

Money Advice

Citizens Advice Bureau

Money Advice Service

Salvation Army Debt Advice Service

0844 499 4120

0300 500 5000

07565 354507

Support Groups

Military Support

SSAFA

Royal British Legion

01733 314267

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

Peterborough

PE1 1TW

Tel: 01733 560769

Email: cambridgeshirehub@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk