Community Midwives

The midwife together with your Doctor provides ante-natal care for mothers before and after the delivery of their baby.

Community Nurses

Within the surgery the Practice has community nurses who are employed by County Health Partnerships. Their role is to provide nursing care to patients who are too unwell to leave their homes and for patients who require treatment following a stay in hospital. These nurses work in close liaison with the doctors who refer patients to them.

Health Visitors

The Health Visitor works in partnership with individuals of all ages and with families. Information is provided on food health, including pre-school child development screening, assessing health needs and referral to other services as appropriate. Each Health Visitor is a registered nurse.


The Practice is able to provide patients with counselling sessions via Lets Talk Wellbeing Service.  These counsellors can help with emotional problems such as bereavement, stress management problems etc. Your Doctor or Primary Health Care Team can arrange an appointment for you if appropriate. Counselling sessions are completely confidential.

Attached Staff

Working with the Practice are many other health and social care professionals who also provide care for Orchard Medical Practice’s patients. These include Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers as well as visiting consultants.
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