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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.
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
Dr Sunitha Varadarjan – MBBS, MD, MRCOG, MRCG, DFFP
Registrars from August 2016 – August 2017
Dr Lan Dai
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.
Fiona Ellis BSc (Hons), Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Lead Nurse
Fiona is responsible for the whole nursing team which includes the nurses, HCA and Phlebotomist team. Her focus will be structure the team to support the doctors in leading chronic diseases. She is an advanced nurse practitioner, a nurse prescriber and can treat minor illnesses
Elspeth Sylvester Jones-Practice Nurse
Elspeth trained at The Westminster Hospital in 1987, and has worked in HIV services, Respiratory, HDU, palliative care and as a district and practice nurse in Central and South London. She has diplomas in asthma and COPD nursing and is experienced in all areas of Primary Care
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
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)
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.
Theresa Baker ~ Practice Manager
Theresa is responsible for the overall running of the practice.
Mrs Lorraine Monk ~ Office Manager
Lorraine 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 Ann Golesworthy
- 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.