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 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.
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.
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 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
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 2019 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
0845 0175 198
Benefits - help and advice
Citizens Advice Bureau
0844 499 4120
Cruse Bereavement Care Face to face
Cruse Bereavement Care Telephone Support
0844 477 9400
Day Care Centres/Friendship Clubs
Drink - support for people drinking excess alcohol
Falls - supporting vulnerable people who are falling or at risk of falling
Age UK Home Checks Service
Peterborough Soup Kitchen
Grants and Financial Aid
Age UK Peterborough
Good Neighbours Scheme Gardening Maintenance
Age UK Home Support Service
Care and Repair Repairs Assistance
Care and Repair Disabled Facility Adaptations
Cross Keys Homes Lifeline
Lions Message in a bottle
0845 833 9534
Information and Advice
Age UK Sunday Lunch Club
Good Neighbours Scheme Luncheon Club
Wiltshire Farm Foods
0800 773 773
MIND Recovery Programme
Citizens Advice Bureau
Money Advice Service
Salvation Army Debt Advice Service
0844 499 4120
0300 500 5000
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
Minimum notice to book transport is 48hrs
Royal Voluntary Service
2 Cattle Market Road
Tel: 01733 560769