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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 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 

Heatwave Expected over the next few days

It’s likely this spell of hot and humid weather will then hang around for the rest of the week with warmest conditions likely from Wednesday to Friday, and it’s likely that we will see daytime temperatures in the mid to high twenties across the wider West Midlands area –please click on the link for advice during this warm spell Heatwave Guidance


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 Hassan Khojasteh-Kia, is a fully qualified Doctor training to become a General Practitioner.  Dr Mills is the training Supervisor for Dr Kia 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 Kia will be here until the beginning of August, then Dr Helena Wagstaff will return with us for four months. 

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.


'Orchard' Walking Group - starts 3rd July


Have you been asked by one of our Doctors/Nurses to take more exercise?

Do you want to improve your fitness or lose weight?

Are you in need of rehabilitation after an illness but can only walk short distances?

Are you feeling lonely and would like some company whilst you go for a walk?


If you have answered YES to any of the above we have the solution for you.  Orchard Patient Participation Group has teamed up with the local 'Walking for Health' group to offer our patients and their friends the opportunity to come and meet new friends and get fit.  There is a shorter and a longer walk, you can chose. Both start from Orchard. It starts in July so don't delay, please click the link for more information Orchard 'Walking Group' Dates & Times



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