Surgery Staff

The Partners

We are not a limited partnership

Dr Jash Tanday MB BCh, MRCGP, DRCOG, DME
Is a former pupil of the Mathematical School, Rochester. He trained at the Welsh National School of Medicine in Cardiff qualifying in 1975 and vocationally trained for general practice locally. His special interests include diabetes and care of the elderly. He runs the practice diabetic service.

Dr Tanday is a GP trainer and is responsible, along with Dr Ojedokun, for the training of the GP Registrars working in the practice. Until recently he was the course organiser for the Medway GP Training Scheme and a GP tutor organising education for all Medway General Practitioners.

He is married with three children. Among his other interest, he is an ex-county hockey player and has run several marathons, raising money for charity.

Dr Gill Fargher MB BS, FFFP
Trained at St George’s Hospital Medical School in London qualifying in 1983. She completed her vocational training for general practice locally and joined the practice in 1987. Her main clinical interests are gynaecology, palliative medicine and family planning for which she is an instructing doctor.

Dr Peter Gilbert MB BCh, MRCGP, DRCOG, DCH
Trained at the Welsh National School of Medicine in Cardiff. He qualified in 1982 and spent eight years in the Regular Army, serving in Germany, The Falkland Islands and Saudi Arabia as well as the UK. He joined the practice in 1990.

He is married and has two grown up children. They all share a love of music both choral and instrumental.

Dr Gilbert’s special interests include Hypertension and Cardiovascular Medicine. He is also responsible for clinical governance in the practice.

Dr Amarjit Dhindsa MBBCh
A former pupil of Chatham Grammar School for boys. Dr Dhindsa trained at the Welsh National School of Medicine in Cardiff qualifying in 1984. Worked as a single handed GP in Rochester since 1991 and merged his practice with the Thorndike 2011.

He has a special interest in Paediatrics and Respiratory Medicine. He is married with two children and he enjoys travelling.

Dr Morayo Ojedokun MB BS, MRCGP
Qualified from Ogun State University, Nigeria in 1997. As part of the Medway Vocational Training Scheme, she completed her General Practice Registrar training at the Thorndike Surgery in August 2004 after which she joined the practice as a partner.

She has a special interest in family planning and holds a diploma certificate of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health. She is married with  daughter and is one of the Ministers at her local church. She enjoys music and reading.

Dr Daniel Kerley MBBS, MRCGP
Graduated from Kings College, London, School of medicine in 2009. He subsequently joined the speciality GP training scheme in Kent. He has worked as a partner since 2015 and joined Thorndike surgery as a partner and GP trainer in 2019.

Dr Kerley is particularly interested in elderly medicine and chronic disease management.



Doctors that complement the Thorndike Team

Dr Abiodun A Gbajumo – MBBS, MRCOG, MRCGP

Dr Bana Haddad – MD, nMRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH

Dr A Moore – MB ChB MRCGP MSc MD

Registrars from August 2016 – August 2017

Nursing team

Our qualified nurses deal with a range of conditions and health concerns. They examine patients, make a diagnosis and plan care, including prescribing certain products. They are experts in many areas of disease managements such as diabetes, CHD, and asthma.

Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP) are fully qualified and Registered Nurses who have undertaken additional training to enable them to assess patients with complex and undiagnosed problems, request and interpret investigations (including blood tests and scans), to prescribe medications and to refer to specialists and other health professionals if this is needed. ANP’s can also undertake home visits.

If you request a home visit this may be allocated to either a General Practitioner or an ANP. It is not possible for patients to specify who they would like to visit them in the event of a home visit.

ANP’s work autonomously and independently, and will often see patients for ongoing episodes of care without directly involving the GP’s, but will always refer if necessary.

There are some things which ANP’s do not currently undertake, and this includes care of patients when they are pregnant (other than a referral for termination of pregnancy) and issues around End of Life Care.

Physician associates (PAs) are medically trained, healthcare professionals, who work alongside doctors and other members of the practice team to provide a range of patient care.

Prathibha Kamblu – Physician Associate
Prathibha graduated from Canterbury Christchurch University at Medway on July 2018. She is passionate about all aspects of primary care management of acute patients

Lucy Mitchell-Practice Nurse
Lucy joined the practice in January 2017 following a 16 week management at the end of her nursing degree. She graduated from University of Greenwich with first class honours and continues to further her professional development including completing the introduction to Practice Nurse Diploma in June 2016. Lucy is passionate about all areas of primary care and has a well-established patient centred and holistic approach to Nursing

Naomi Withers- Practice Nurse

Bernadette Maguire- Practice Nurse
Bernadette trained at the Royal London Hospital, and has worked many years in the community, initially as a district nurse then specialising in end of life care. More recently she has focused on chronic disease management; the last 8 years she worked as a community cardiology specialist nurse.

Bridget Perfect – Assistant Practitioner

Health Care Assistant (HCA)

Tina Lacey
Is an important member of the practice team who works under the supervision of a qualified nurse. She checks blood pressures, tests urine, does health checks, stop smoking appointments and runs other specific clinics. Patients over 75 years old are required to have annual health checks as are those patients not seen within the last 3 years.


Karen, Fran, Nancy and Tina 
We run a very efficient phlebotomy service at the branch surgery in the Rochester Healthy Living Centre, Delce Road. We currently have three phlebotomists Fran, Karen and Nancy will cover holiday periods.


Elvis Sanwu -Advanced clinical Pharmacist

Rashida Begum – Clinical Pharmacist

Clinical Paramedic

Sarah Cotton

Practice Manager

Theresa Baker ~  Practice Manager
Theresa is responsible for the overall running of the practice.

Kelly Armston ~ Deputy Practice Manager
Kelly is responsible for the day to day running of staff and links with Theresa Baker in the running of the Thorndike Surgery


We have three secretaries:

  • Mrs Deborah Milligan
  • Mrs Linda Atkins
  • Ms Gemma Rayner

They are responsible for referrals, insurance claims and medical reports.

Reception and administrative staff

Our reception & administrative team along with our medical secretaries are here to help you. Their jobs are very demanding so please be patient.