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Wednesday Closing


The Practice is closed ONCE a month for staff development and training.  Our Doctors, Nursing and administrative staff do need time to train together, which is vital to improve service delivery.  The next date is Wednesday 22nd May 2013.  We DO NOT close on other Wednesday afternoons.

Cancelling Appointments
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone or use the link at the bottom of this page to cancel your appointment. By giving us as much notice as you can you are helping us to make sure that someone else is given your slot. Please note that the Practice has a policy for Patient who DO NOT ATTEND or fail to cancel their appointment.  Patients who continue to DNA risk being removed from the Practice.
Please keep your appointment, don't waste it.

Emergency Appointments
If you require to be seen urgently, please tell the receptionist the nature of your request to assess the urgency. This facility is for emergency cases only and we ask you to not use this service for routine problems

Home Visits
Home Visits are reserved for patients who are genuinely too ill to attend surgery. Please telephone before 10.00am and be prepared to answer a few questions to help the doctors plan their calls and to assess the urgency. Please remember the doctor can see at least four patients in surgery in the time taken to do one visit.  



 A Warm Welcome to Orchard Medical Practice

We hope you find our website useful with information, questionnaires, feedback forms, opening/closing times.  

Please help us to help you by reading this website and follow the suggestions made to ensure that appropriate services can be provided when you most need them.

We provide a range of services at the practice please see our information sheet 



New Patient List Closure

From 1st October 2019 we are no longer accepting new patient registrations

Important information regarding Flu clinics:

Patients aged  65 years and over:

Our Flu clinic this year will be on the 5th November at The Towers public house function room on Botany Avenue. Invitation letters for flu day will be sent out in the next 2 weeks. Please note that due to a delay and phased delivery of the under 65 year old flu vaccines the 5th November clinic will be for over 65 year olds only.


Patients aged under 65 years:

Clinics for those eligible for a flu vaccination under the age of 65 years will be held at Orchard medical practice every evening and on Saturdays from the 6th November onwards. Please ask at reception or ring the surgery between the hours of 10am and 2pm to book an appointment. Despite delays in the delivery of the vaccines, please be reassured that there will be sufficient vaccines for all those eligible

Car Park

Our car park gets extremely busy at times, please make sure you leave enough time to allow for this when attending for your appointment. There is also a pay and display car park at the front of the hospital if you wish to use this. The clinician may refuse to see you if you are late for your appointment, it is to their discretion whether you are seen.

Saturday Appointments

Please note Saturday mornings are for pre-bookable appointments only, not walk-in or urgent/emergency care.  Please contact NHS 111 or attend PC24 situated at King's Mill Hospital.


Are you concerned about falling or worried about a family member, friend or neighbour?  Please click on the link below for some useful tips and information.

Stay Steady:


Extended Opening Hours

Our practice opens until 8 pm Monday to Friday as well as Saturday mornings until 11.45 am.  These appointments are also bookable on line. Appointments on a Saturday and a weekday until 8pm are pre-bookable only.

Sunday appointments are also available - these appointments will be based at Primary Care 24, please book these by speaking to one of our receptionists at the practice.



We are delighted to share with you from our Care Quality Commission (CQC) Inspection visit on 4th August 2016, we have been rated as 'Outstanding'.   We are very proud to have achieved this and feel it is testimony to the hard work of All Doctors & Staff at the practice.

You can read the full report on the following link


Choose Well - please read

Our local, King's Mill Hospital and out of hours services are already under a great deal of pressure .  Could we please ask and urge you to think where the best place to go for your problem is before attending Out of Hours services or Accident & Emergency, this leaflet on the link below may help you to make the right decision.  We do have the leaflet in other languages too within the practice. We really do appreciate your help in taking the time to read this.    We also attach a link below of how you can self help.  Thank you for your help.


Salaried GPs

We currently have 1 Salaried GP within the practice, Dr Dodd (female) who has been working at Orchard since February 2018. We still have an advert out for another Salaried GP.


Training Practice

Orchard is accredited by the Deanery at the University of Nottingham Medical School as a Training practice for doctors intending to become GPs.  We are proud to have achieved this recognition.

Our current GP Registrars' are Dr Amy Wosu (f) who is in her 3rd & final year of training, Dr Rumana Ishtiaq (f) 2nd year and Dr Fatima Asif (f) who is in her 1st year.  All registrars are under supervision of a General Practitioner.  Dr Mills & Dr West are their training Mentors.  Registrars work full time in the practice for a period of 4 to 12 months dependent upon the stage of training they are at. 


On-Line Facilities

You can order your repeat prescriptions/book Doctor's Appointments/Cancel your appointment on line as well as see a summary of your record.

To use this service you must first of all bring proof of Identification, preferably photo, in to the practice to obtain a username and password (please wait 24 hours to activate).  You can then log on to the icons at the bottom of this page to access your account.  Please note the prescriptions on line is for medication that is on repeat not acute items.


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