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.

We welcome new patients to our list, our practice area covers IP3 and IP4 only.

Our online registration is currently unavailable, please come into the surgery to complete the forms to register. 

Alternatively you may print off a registration form, fill it out and bring it in with you.

pdfRegistration Form


Form one: Online Registration Form

Form two: New Patient Health Questionnaire for Adults

(Once you have completed the first form press send then click on 'form two' above. Once completed press send.)

We do not cover IP1 or IP2 



Once your form has been submitted, we will contact you to advise if your application has been successful. We will then arrange an appointment for you to complete your registration. 

Due to excessive demand for our services we have a limit on how many patients we register a day. Please ring ahead to ensure that you can register on a particular day.

If your repeat medications are due you need to get these from your current GP before registering as they may take a while to process.

In order for your registration to be processed it is important that we have information regarding where you live, if you are not in our practice area we will not be able to register you. 

In very rare circumstances if we are unable to determine your eligibility for NHS care we may not be able to register you.  

The practice does not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, social class, age, religion, sexual orientation, appearance, disability or medical condition. 

We do ask all patients to bring along some form of identification and proof of UK residency - this helps us to determine your eligibility for free NHS care.  All new patients are offered the opportunity to have a new patient health check.  This is your choice and will enable us to find out important information about you.  However, your registration is not dependent upon this check being carried out. It is especially important for patients coming from overseas to provide information as there is no prior history with the NHS. 

Things we need to know about you:

  • Medications: We ask all new patients to bring along details of current medications, e.g. prescription slips or empty boxes.  This is particularly important for patients who are from overseas and registering with the NHS for the first time.
  • Immunisations: Please ensure that we have up to date details of any immunisations that you have had.  We ask parents to bring along the details of their children's immunisations.
  • Past medical history: We ask all new patients to bring along details of their past medical history. Do ask your previous doctor to help if you are unsure about the details. This is particularly important for patients who are from overseas and registering with the NHS for the first time; please note, we do need this information in English.

Guide to GP Services

The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them.  You can download the guide below.

pdf A Patient Guide to GP Services

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