At Orchard Medical practice we aim to treat all our patients promptly, courteously and in complete confidence. 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.
Christmas and New Year Opening Hours:
Christmas Eve Wednesday 24th December - Open as normal
Christmas Day Thursday 25th December - Closed
Boxing Day Friday 26th December - Closed
Saturday 27th December – Closed
Monday 29th December – Open as normal
Tuesday 30th December – Open as normal
New Year Eve Wednesday 31st December – Open as normal
New Year’s Day Thursday 1st January 2015 – Closed
Friday 2nd January 2015 – Open as Normal
Saturday 3rd January - Open as normal
We have a new Registrar working in the practice, our current one is Dr Greg Thurland. He will be with us until April 2015. Registrars currently rotate every four months. Registrars are fully qualified Doctor's under the supervision of our GP Trainers. Dr James Mills is responsible for all our Registrars.
We help in the training of medical students who will occasionally sit in with our doctors . You are free to ask them not to be present when you see the doctor.
Get reminders by Text Message
You can now register to receive information regarding appointments and health care. If you wish to register for this service download and fill out the registration form and return it to the practice. Otherwise, we will ask you for your mobile number when making a future appointment with us, it's as simple as that.
Electronic Prescribing for Patients
We have now gone live with Electronic Prescribing, this means that instead of coming to the practice to collect your prescription, you can have it directly sent to the pharmacy of your choice, if you are eligible. For more details please ask at reception or enquire at your chosen pharmacy.
SystmOnline: Order your Repeat Prescriptions/Book your Doctor's Appointment/Cancel your appointment online please click the appropriate icon at the bottom of this page.
To use this service you must first of all bring proof of ID preferably photo ID into the surgery to obtain your username and password. Once you have obtained your password from the surgery please wait until the next day before activating your account. Please note this service is for medication that is on repeat not acute items.
SystmOnline is now available as an App and can be downloaded from the App Store. This is available on Iphones/Ipads as well as Android.