Thorney and Eye Medical Practice

Street Addresses

Thorney Surgery: 
Medical Centre, Wisbech Road, Thorney, Peterborough, PE6 0SD

Eye Surgery: 
Laurel Farm Medical, High Street, Eye, Peterborough, PE6 7UX


Thorney Surgery

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.

Eye Surgery

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










Telephone Appointments

Thorney Surgery: 01733 270219

Eye Surgery: 01733 222282

Main Services

  • Minor Surgery

  • Travel Immunisations

  • Smoking cessation adviser

  • Chiropody

  • Family planning

  • Non NHS examinations

  • Repeat prescriptions

Not all services

are available at

both surgeries

Our Staff

  • 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

Practice Lead

Claire Smitheringale


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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For Thorney patients:


For Eye patients:

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

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