Women’s Contraception

During the Covid19 crisis the surgery will only be doing contraception procedures under the current faculty guidelines

Contraceptive Injection

If you are on Depo-Provera please arrange a telephone consultation at the surgery


No new IUC/Implants will be fitted during COVID crisis. Please continue with their current method or bridge with POP (Progestogen only pill)

Exchange of IUC/SDI

The FSRH have advised that there is a very small risk of pregnancy so replacement is being deferred for the next 3-6 months of COVID19 crisis to the following intervals:

Nexplanon – 4 years

Mirena and Levosert – 6 years

Banded Cu-IUD – 12 years

5-year Cu-IUD – Use condoms or bridging with POP (Progestogen only pill) should be recommended until replacement

Please prescribe up to 12 months of Cerelle if it is essential to avoid pregnance

A reminder

ANY copper IUD inserted on or after the patients 40th birthday can be left until it is no longer needed. If the MIRENA is inserted on or after the patients 45th birthday it can be left for a minimum of 7 years or until age 55

Inaccurate information circulating regarding special ‘rescue packs’ for patients with pre-existing respiratory conditions

We have been made aware of some inaccurate information circulation regarding special ‘rescue packs’ for patients with pre-existing respiratory conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Please do not contact your GP practice for a rescue pack. You should continue to manage your condition in the usual way and if you feel you have COVID-19, go to https://111nhs.uk/covid-19 before doing anything else.

We are welcoming new patient


Thorndike surgery and Primary Care nationwide is under severe pressure at this time.


We have been receiving an unprecedented demand over the last year, requests for appointments has increased by 100% and a 3 fold increase in calls to the surgery.


Our patient list size is the lowest it has been for a long while and as we are not considered to be at capacity, we have to abide by the rules of NHS England and promote that our list is open.


We have returned to normal duties and offering face to face appointments where clinically required. Please note although we have increased our GP numbers we currently have several on long term sick.


We thank you for your patience at this very difficult time.


Thorndike Partnership



E-CONSULT is  restricted to 3 hours per day between 8am-11am.


PHONE LINES  our phones lines open from 8am -6.30pm Monday to Friday

on 01634 817217.


FOR QUERIES EMAIL – thorndike@nhs.net


FOR PRESCRIPTIONS EMAIL – kmicb.thorndike.prescriptions@nhs.net or use patient access


FOR BLOOD TEST APPOINTMENTS telephone the dedicated blood line on 01634 810814, the line is open from 8am to 5pm