Thorney and Eye Medical Practice
Situated just off the main A47 in the heart of the village, Thorney Surgery opened in 1991. The surgery is the main administrative centre of the practice and is also the main branch of Octagon Medical Practice. The surgery serves 3,365 patients.
Laurel Farm Medical Centre was opened in 1985. It is situated opposite the Community Centre off the High Street. The surgery serves about 4,924 patients - the busier of the two practices.
Thorney Surgery Hours
Eye Surgery Hours
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Non NHS examinations
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Dr S.D. Richards Bsc MB BChir (1983 Cambridge) DRCOG FRCGP
Dr V Pearson MB ChB, MRCGP
Dr R Houghton MB ChB DRCOG DCH MRCGP
Dr Jill Hamilton BSc MB Bchir (2009 Cambridge) MRCGP
You may have seen a post on Facebook suggesting that Thorney Medical Centre is to be closed. We would like to reassure you that this is not the case. The information given by the Doctor to the OP has been either misunderstood or misrepresented. These comments are not helpful and we should remember that scare stories like this may have an impact on elderly and infirm patients who will worry unnecessarily on the closure rumours.
We have some clinical staff shortages at the present time which has made it difficult to cover both sites therefore the difficult decision to close Thorney on some occasions was taken to ensure that we can operate safely. Octagon have provided as much extra clinical cover as possible however locum GP’s are difficult to get at the present time, this is a national problem and is not unique to our area.
Octagon are actively recruiting for more Doctors and Nurses. Please bear with us during this difficult time, the staff are doing the very best they can to help and assist our patients.
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Please find below our current dates where we will be holding our flu clinics. Please contact the surgery to arrange your appointment
Saturday 19th Sept - Thorney
Saturday 26th Sept - Eye
Saturday 10th Oct - Thorney
Saturday 17th Oct - Eye