Orchard Family Practice

The Red Suite, Rainham Healthy Living Centre, 103-107 High Street, Rainham, Kent ME8 8AA

Telephone: 01634 568200

orchardfamilypractice@nhs.net

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Welcome to Orchard Family Practice

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We are a friendly team of professionals who have deep roots in the community, and we have looked after the great majority of our patients for a considerable time.

We aim to provide a high standard of medical care in a friendly and professional manner. 

We hope our website will provide you with all the information you need.  Please feel free to browse using the navigation at the top or click on the tiles on the right.

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SPRING COVID BOOSTERS

We will be participating in the Spring Covid Booster Vaccination campaign which begins on the 22nd April 2024 and runs until the end of June.  We will be holding clinics in the Surgery and the appointments will need to be booked through the National Booking Service.  This service opens on the 15th April 2024 and can be accessed via their website: Book, cancel or change a COVID-19 vaccination appointment – NHS (www.nhs.uk) or by calling 119.

Eligibility

People aged 75 years and older (or who are turning 75 between April and June 2024)

Residents in care homes for older people

People aged 6 months and over with a weakened immune system

PLEASE NOTE – we are only able to offer the vaccine here at Orchard Family Practice if you are over the age of 18.

There will be other sites available for patients under the age of 18 and these can again be booked via the National Booking Service or by ringing 119.  There will be some walk-in clinics available.

PLEASE DO NOT RING THE SURGERY TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT AS WE DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THE NATIONAL BOOKING SERVICE

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Diabetes Conference

There is going to be a diabetes conference on the 9th May at the Darwin Conference Suite, University of Kent, Canterbury which is being organised by East Kent Hospital University Foundation Trust.  The morning session will be centered around Type 2 diabetes and the afternoon will be centered around Type 1.  Please click on the links to find out more details and how to attend.

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes

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PLT MEETING

The Surgery will close at 1.00 pm on Wednesday 15th May 2024 for essential training and development. Our normal opening and closing times are 8.00 am to 6.30 pm Monday to Friday. If you have an urgent medical problem which cannot wait until we reopen, please contact NHS 111. This is a free service. If your call is a medical emergency or potentially life threatening, please call 999 or go to your local Accident and Emergency Service. If you want to book an appointment at the Surgery, please telephone when we re-open at 8.00 am the following morning.   The NHS Medway ICB actively supports developing general practice to improve the care of our patients.

For future PLT dates, please click on the red tile called “Surgery Closures –  PLT training dates” on the right hand side.

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E-consult

E- CONSULT IS OPEN FROM 8.00 AM – 9.00 AM MONDAY – FRIDAY. 

PLEASE NOTE: ON A PLT DAY, E-CONSULT WILL NOT BE OPEN PLEASE RING THE SURGERY AND THE RECEPTIONIST WILL ASK RELEVANT QUESTIONS TO PUT THIS THROUGH TO THE TRIAGING CLINICIAN.

WHEN COMPLETING THE E-CONSULT IF YOU GET THE MESSAGE Based on your answers, you may need urgent advice.  You can continue to submit this consultation, but your practice may not be able to respond today.” PLEASE CONTINUE TO FILL IN THE  E-CONSULT FORM  AS ALL OUR E-CONSULTS ARE RESPONDED TO ON THE DAY.

 

Please only use this service if you require medical advice from the GP. If you have been asked to make a review appointment with the GP or another member of the practice team, please do not submit an eConsult, but instead telephone the surgery on 01634 568200.

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New free app to help patients wait less for urgent NHS care

Patients in Kent and Medway are now able to use an app to view waiting times at our urgent treatment centres (UTCs) and minor injury units (MIUs).

Please note this is for minor non-life threatening injuries.  The app is for adults only and anyone seeking help for a child under 16 must call NHS 111.  It displays the number of people who are waiting, the waiting times, along with travel information and opening times, as well as problems that they can help.

For more information, click on the link below:

https://www.kentandmedway.icb.nhs.uk/news-and-events/news/new-free-app-help-patients-wait-less-urgent-nhs-care

 

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Diabetes Conference

Posted on March 19th, 2024

There is going to be a diabetes conference on the 9th May at the Darwin Conference Suite, University of Kent, […]

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  • Monday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
  • Tuesday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
  • Wednesday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
  • Thursday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
  • Friday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED
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