Supported Charities

Supporting Elephant Pumps

Thorndike Medical Centre supporting Elephant Pumps

Here, at The Thorndike Medical Centre, we are aware that keeping our team hydrated will aid them to perform at their very best throughout the work day. As a result, we decided to invest in watercoolers from AquAid. Our unique relationship with AquAid has also given our company the opportunity to help those less fortunate than ourselves, because with each purchase an automatic donation is made to the Africa Trust. These funds are used to build ‘Elephant Pumps’ – a modified version of an age old Chinese rope pulley system. One such pump is currently being installed in Africa on our behalf and it will be a much needed source of clean and fresh drinking water for many. Our organisation’s name is proudly displayed on our well and we look forward to adding letters of thanks from the villagers to our site in the near future. To date AquAid have built over 8,000 such Elephant Pumps across parts of Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe; and have donated in excess of £15 million to charity

Jeans for Genes

Dear Thorndike Partnership
All new parents worry. Is she feeding ok? Is she meant to be walking better by now? Should he be saying some words by this age? For most parents, these concerns are unfounded. But for parents of a child with a genetic condition, these are the questions that normally lead to a diagnosis. Most genetic disorders are so rare, that there are less than 100 people in the world who are affected by the same condition. It is lonely, isolating and you live with constant worry.
By taking part in Jeans for Genes Day this year, you have let thousands of families and children with a genetic condition know that they matter. That they are not alone. That they are supported. That we, together, have the power to change their lives. Thank you.
On behalf of all the children that we help, thank you.
With best wishes Lisa
Lisa Gagliani MBE Chief Executive  😊  

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



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