Orchard Medical Practice is part of the East Ipswich Primary Care Network (PCN).  We work closely with Ravenswood Medical Practice and Dr Solway, Mallick & Roy Practice.  We jointly employ and share a number of staff who work across all three practices, currently those staff  employed by the PCN, consist of Paramedics, Pharmacists and Social Prescribers - By working together closely we aim to learn good practice from each other to Improve our services and access to healthcare for the 36000 patients that live locally and are registered with our practices.  

The long term objective is to continually improve and develop our teams in a way that only working at scale can achieve.  This means for you the patient, that we aim to have a wider range of expert practitioners within our teams enabling you to consult with the most appropriate person.  

As the PCN develops we will keep you updated as to any significant changes that may affect the way our services are delivered.

Teenage Clinic

This aims to give young people aged 14-16 the lowdown on health in a fun and interesting way.  It is not designed to tell you how to live your life but will give you accurate and up-to-date information about health so that you can make your own choices.  The Nurse will not do an internal examination.

Parents are great and in their early teens most young people use them as their main source of information about health and illness but there will be times when you want to go and see your Doctor or Nurse without your parents or anyone else knowing about it - especially if:

  • You want information about contraception
  • You're worried that you might be pregnant
  • You're feeling depressed
  • You're worried about a friend being abused
  • Or you might just feel embarrassed about talking about something personal in front of your parents! 

Doctors are very good about keeping things confidential.  But if you are worried you can always ask them about their attitude towards young people and confidentiality before you talk to them in details about your concerns and needs.

When Can I go and see the Doctor or Nurse on my own?

You can always go and see your Doctor on your own, even if you are under 16.  We send appointments with one of our Nurses to all teenagers giving them the opportunity to chat about health issues - anything from spots to sex and contraception.  Please contact Receptions if you would like an appointment.

Call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergencyNHS ChoicesThis site is brought to you by My Surgery Website