Welcome to Orchard Medical Practice. An introduction to us:
Orchard Medical Practice started as a Partnership of 6 Doctors in April 1996, at The Health Centre on St John Street Mansfield.
In 2001 the Partnership moved out of the Health Centre and in to a listed building called 'Innisdoon' on Crow Hill Drive, Mansfield. The building was very characteristic and it was unfortunate with our patient list size growing and compliance requirements it was time to look for a bigger premises. We also took on another GP to make a total of 7 Partners.
In November 2012, the practice moved in to a purpose built ward within Mansfield Community Hospital which provided us with more clinical rooms, 2 waiting areas, facilities for x-ray & physiotherapy on site and a bigger car park with disabled bays. The Partnership continued to grow to 8 Partners and so did our list size to approx 12,500.
In April 2014 we merged with Drs Law & Mountcastle to make 10 Partners and a combined list size of 17,604. We were proud no redundancies were made through the merger and in fact we increased our nursing and non-clinical staff.
Dr Phipps, Partner, retired in April 2017 and Dr Kathryn West (our former Salaried GP) took his place as a Partner.
Dr Mountcastle, Partner, left the practice at the end of December 2017 and Dr Wagstaff (our former Salaried GP) took her place as a Partner.
In September 2018 Dr Sheikh, our lead Partner took the decision to take early retirement from General Practice to spend more time with his family, the practice had planned for some time for this and took on a salaried GP Dr Theyvanai Dodd in February 2018 in readiness. Dr Dean Temple then became Senior Partner in September 2018.
As of 1st October 2019 we applied to close our practice list to new patient registrations and this has been granted for the foreseeable future. Patients moving house outside of our catchment continue to be asked to register with a practice nearer to their new address.
The Partnership currently has 9 Partners.Our patient list size as of January 2020 is 19,809 patients.
We continue to strive to give excellent patient care, we always listen and have our patients interests at heart.