Health Charities

Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

Clinics & Services

In addition to general medical consultations we are pleased to be able to provide specialist clinics and services covering the following areas:nurse_with_baby2

Child Immunisation - All child immunisations are done at Orchard Croft on Tuesday mornings by appointment.  Immunisation appointments are available between 08:45 - 12:15. Please do not bring babies with possible infections.

Maternity Services 

  • Booking clinic - Monday 10.00 - 12:00
  • Antenatal clinic Monday 09:00 - 09:45 and Tuesday 09:00 - 12:30

Family Planning - clinics are held on alternate Thursday mornings by the GP’s. All doctors and nurses give contraceptive advice during normal surgery time.bandaging_arm

Chronic Disease Clinics - clinics for such things as Asthma, Diabetes, hypertension etc are run by the practice nurse at different times throughout the week.

Minor Surgery - some surgical procedures are performed at the Surgery without the need for hospital attendance.  These are by pre-arrangement and after consultation with the GP.

Smoking Cessation - literature is available at the practice including information for Smoking Cessation Clinics .

Cervical Smears - a call and recall system is in operation for women aged 25-65.  These are normally carried out every three to five years.  Invitations to attend and the results of this test are sent to the patient’s home.

Dietary and Cholesterol Advice - with the practice nurses.

Immunisations - with the practice nurses.


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