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
Corona Virus - latest advice
If you have travelled through mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the last 14 days or been in close contact with someone who has, Stay indoors and call NHS 111 even if symptoms are mild.
Link to poster: Corona virus graphic
Link to Chinese poster: Poster - Chinese
What to do when we are closed
Outside normal surgery hours (evenings, weekends and bank holidays) emergency cover for the practice is provided by Primary Care (PC24) Out of Hours service. PC24 is an urgent care centre based next to the Kings Mill Hospital Emergency Department (ED) that provides medical care for patients that do not need Emergency Department Care. It is a nurse led service (Monday – Friday) and is supported by General Practitioners (GP’s) in the out of hours period (i.e. anytime that your we as a GP practice is closed).
This service is for problems which cannot wait until the next available surgery. You will be required to provide full information about your problem and will be expected if required to attend PC24 if necessary. Advice may also be given if attending for a face to face appointment is not deemed to be required. During out of hours you should contact the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it is not a life threatening situation.
New Patient List Closure
From 1st October 2019 we are no longer accepting new patient registrations
Our flu clinics are well underway, should you have received a letter and not booked your appointment please contact reception to make an appointments
Our car park gets extremely busy at times, please make sure you leave enough time to allow for this when attending for your appointment. There is also a pay and display car park at the front of the hospital if you wish to use this. The clinician may refuse to see you if you are late for your appointment, it is to their discretion whether you are seen.
Please note Saturday mornings are for pre-bookable appointments only, not walk-in or urgent/emergency care. Please contact NHS 111 or attend PC24 situated at King's Mill Hospital.
Are you concerned about falling or worried about a family member, friend or neighbour? Please click on the link below for some useful tips and information.
Stay Steady: https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/media/115630/getupandgo.pdf
Extended Opening Hours
Our practice opens until 8 pm Monday to Friday as well as Saturday mornings until 11.45 am. These appointments are also bookable on line. Appointments on a Saturday and a weekday until 8pm are pre-bookable only.
Sunday appointments are also available - these appointments will be based at Primary Care 24, please book these by speaking to one of our receptionists at the practice.
CQC RATED 'OUTSTANDING'
We are delighted to share with you from our Care Quality Commission (CQC) Inspection visit on 4th August 2016, we have been rated as 'Outstanding'. We are very proud to have achieved this and feel it is testimony to the hard work of All Doctors & Staff at the practice.
You can read the full report on the following link https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-584627497
Choose Well - please read
Our local, King's Mill Hospital and out of hours services are already under a great deal of pressure . Could we please ask and urge you to think where the best place to go for your problem is before attending Out of Hours services or Accident & Emergency, this leaflet on the link below may help you to make the right decision. We do have the leaflet in other languages too within the practice. We really do appreciate your help in taking the time to read this. We also attach a link below of how you can self help. Thank you for your help.
We currently have 1 Salaried GP within the practice, Dr Dodd (female) who has been working at Orchard since February 2018. We still have an advert out for another Salaried GP.
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 Registrars' are Dr Amy Wosu (f) who is in her 3rd & final year of training, Dr Fatima Gilani(f) 2nd year and Dr Nonoso Udochukwu (m) who is in his 1st year. All registrars are under supervision of a General Practitioner. Dr Mills & Dr West are their training Mentors. Registrars work full time in the practice for a period of 4 to 12 months dependent upon the stage of training they are at.
As of January 2020, Dr west has now gone on maternity leave, she will return mid way through the year. We will keep you posted on the new arrival of baby West
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 Identification, preferably photo, in to the practice to obtain a username and password (please wait 24 hours to activate). 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.