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.  



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.

In April 2020 Dr Nicholas Britchford became a Salaried GP, having previously been doing locum sessions the previous few months. 

In May 2020 Dr Judy Jones retired from the Partnership at the same time Dr Theyvanai Dodd became a Partner.

The Partnership currently has 9 Partners. Our patient list size as of March 2021 is 19,324 patients.

We continue to strive to give excellent patient care, we always listen and have our patients interests at heart.



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