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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.  

 

 

A Warm Welcome to Orchard Medical Practice

We will be closed over the bank holiday period from Saturday 29th to Monday 31st August inclusive.  We re-open as normal on Tuesday 1st September.   Please remember this when ordering/collecting medication.

If you need to seek advice over the bank holiday period please either use your pharmacy, Primary Care 24 next to A&E at King's MIll Hospital (no appointment necessary) or in cases of chest pain, shortness of breath etc use A&E.

A list of pharmacies open on bank holiday Monday click the link Bank holiday Monday Pharmacy opening hours


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 Offered 

New Salaried GP

We are delighted to welcome Dr Kathryn West who starts with us on Monday 17th August as a permanent salaried GP.  You may remember Dr West who was a final year Registrar with us last year.  Dr West will work over four days.   We welcome her to our practice team.

Training Practice

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 Helena Wagstaff, is a fully qualified Doctor training to become a General Practitioner.  Dr Mills is the training Supervisor for Dr Wagstaff 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 Wagstaff will be here until the beginning of April 2016, she is a year 3 Doctor.

Extended Hours

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 bookable appointments. 

On-Line Facilities

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 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.

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 prebook your appointment in advance you will be allocated a GP subject to availability on that day.

 

 

 

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