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
Practice Closure - Please note that we are closed on Wednesday 2nd December 2015 from 11.00am, please telephone 111 if you need urgent medical attention.
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.
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.
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 pre-booked appointments only.
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 to 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.
Ebola in West Africa
If you have returned from Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone or cared for someone with Ebola in the past 21 days and you have a fever or feel unwell, without touching anyone, tell a member of staff or call 111.
For more information please click on the link https://www.gov.uk/government/news/public-health-england-ebola-support-and-surveillance-continues-but-risk-remains-low-in-england