Welcome to Orchard Surgery
Seasonal Flu Vaccination - Appointments available
Flu (also known as influenza) is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus. It spreads rapidly through small droplets coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person. For most people, flu is unpleasant but not serious. You will usually recover within a week.
Studies have shown that flu vaccines provide effective protection against the flu, although protection may not be complete and may vary between people. Protection from the vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains change over time. Therefore, new vaccines are made each year and people at risk of flu are encouraged to be vaccinated every year.
The flu vaccination is offered to people in at-risk groups. These people are at greater risk of developing serious complications if they catch flu, such as pregnant women and elderly people.
Please note - our patient list is currently closed. We are unable to register any new patients or temporary residents. Sorry for any inconvenience.
IMPORTANCE NOTICE REGARDING REFERRALS
Most referrals are sent via the NHS e-referral service. Patients wishing to find out information about waiting times and appointments should contact the NHS e-referral service direct on 0345 60 88 88 8. There are sometimes lengthy waiting times for patients to be seen following referral by the GP. There may be occasions where the wait is medically unacceptable, for example your condition may be deteriorating or new symptoms have appeared and if this is the case we would ask that you contact the Receptionist and ask if the GP can expedite your referral. Please DO NOT make an appointment with the GP for this purpose. The hospital Consultants, according to their workload, make decisions on how a patient’s appointment should be prioritised and it is not always possible to override this, particularly if there is no clinic availability.
PLEASE NOTE - before we can give access to Online Services we will require you to come to the surgery with photo identity documents.
Patients have the facility to view areas of their records online. The areas patients can access include a summary of information relating to medications, allergies and adverse reactions. As well as viewing this information, there will be the facility to download and print it. Please contact the practice if you wish to take advantage of this facility, and have not yet registered for our online services
Each patient has a named GP who is responsible for patients’ overall care at the Practice, and you should contact the Practice if you wish to know who this is. If you have a preference as to which GP that is, the Practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.
Sharing Your Medical RecordClick here to read more about our data sharing and protection policy.
We also provide the following facilities
- Online appointment booking
- Online prescription ordering
- Provide an automated daily upload of any changes to a patient’s summary information to the Summary Care Record (SCR). Summary information (ie. core SCR) includes medications, allergies and adverse reactions. Patient implied consent is required.
- GP2GP record transfer (allowing the swift transfer of medical records if you change surgeries)
There is limited parking available for patients whilst attending the surgery. Please do not leave your car in the car park after your appointment has finished, as other patients will need your parking space.
Access for the Disabled
The surgery has been built to allow access for the disabled through the front entrance. All consulting rooms and the waiting area are built on the one level and can accommodate a wheelchair
(Site updated 20/09/2016)