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.  



Practice Management

Rebecca Tate (f)

Rebecca Tate is our Practice Manager, she has over 20 years experience working at Orchard.  She work's closely with the Doctors, Nurses & administrative team in the day to day management of the Practice.

Jayne (f)

Jayne is our Assistant Practice Manager and has worked at the practice for over 20 years. She assists the Practice Manager and also deals with the many aspects of the clinical system and Data Quality issues for the Practice.  Jayne is also part of a team of experienced medical secretaries.


Cheryl (f)
Su (f)
Karen (f)
Louise (f)
Lindsay E (f)

Reception Supervisor

Sarah M (f)


Janette (f)
Anne (f)
Helen (f)
Alex (f)
Angela (f)
Chloe (f)
Shannon (f)
Lindsay S


Cathy (f)

Our Secretaries type referrals letters and medical report letters, they type between 700-800 letters per month.

Louise (f)

Our Secretaries type referrals letters and medical report letters, they type between 700-800 letters per month.

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