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 Services We Offer
Bank Holiday Practice Closure 29th August 16- Important Information:
Do not forget that we are closed on Bank Holiday Monday 29th August - please bear this in mind when ordering/collecting your repeat prescriptions.
Please click on the following link if you need to access services over the Bank Holiday period, this also includes a time table of local pharmacy opening times.
Follow this advice on Heatwave Guidance to keep you safe over the summer.
New Service for Orchard, anyone aged 13 - 24 years old - C-Card Scheme
We are now a collection point for free condoms and lubes if you are aged between 13 & 24 years old and have a C-card. Our staff are fully trained to give these out. We have lots in stock. You dont have to be a patient at Orchard to collect them just show your C-card to one of our receptionists.
If you would like to register for a C-card please click on the link below to find a registration point near you.
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.
We have a salaried female GP, Dr Kathryn West employed by the practice working over 4 days a week.
We are delighted to inform you that Dr Helena Wagstaff who started her registrar training with us 3 years ago is also joining us in August as a salaried GP.
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 Registrar, Dr Gregory Thurland, is a fully qualified Doctor training to become a General Practitioner. Dr Mills is the training Supervisor for Dr Thurland and the practice. Registrars work full time in the practice for a period of 4 to 12 months dependent upon the stage of training they are at. Dr Thurland will be here until the beginning of August 2016, he is a year 3 Doctor.
Did you know we are open on a Tuesday evening until 8 pm and a Saturday morning until 11.30 am. These are for routine pre-booked appointments only.
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 Idendification, preferably photo, in to the practice to obtain a username and password (please wait 24 hours to activiate). 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.
Text Messaging Service
You can now register to receive information by text message on your phone regarding appointments and health care.
If you wish to register for this messaging service please fill out the consent form.
New Appointments Survey - please help us to know if there are any changes we need to make to our appointment system, click the survey link at the bottom of this page - thank you.
Don't forget you can also take the friends & family test under quick links too, your feedback is important to us, we do listen.
Named Accountable GP
From 1 April 2015, practices are required under the contract to allocate a named, accountable GP to all patients (including children).
Unless you have specified an alternative GP your named accountable GP will be the doctor you are registered under. This will in no way effect your care from the Practice and you will be seen by all GPs who have equal access to your medical records. Unless you pre-book your appointment in advance you will be allocated a GP subject to availability on that day.
Accessible Information Standard
The Accessible Information Standard aims to ensure that people who have a disability or sensory loss receive information that they can access and understand (for example in large print, braille) and professional communication support if you need it, such as from a British Sign Language interpreter.
We can update your patient record with this information you can let a receptionist know or complete the attached form Accessible Information Form
You can read the ‘Summer 2016 update‘ on the Accessible information standard in Microsoft Word. The update is also available in easy read and as a British Sign Language (BSL) film.
Ebola in West Africa
If you have returned from Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone or cared for someone with Ebola in the past 21 days and you have a fever or feel unwell, without touching anyone, tell a member of staff or call 111.
For more information please click on the link https://www.gov.uk/government/news/public-health-england-ebola-support-and-surveillance-continues-but-risk-remains-low-in-england