Clinics & Services
The practice provides joint antenatal care alongside the community midwives. Our community midwives are based at West Chessington Children’s Centre.
To book appointments please call 020 8399 1098. Appointments are available on Tuesday afternoons 1.00pm – 4.00pm.
Kate is our respiratory specialist nurse, and Dr Bimal Raja and Dr Haythem Naseef both have an interest in respiratory medicine.
The practice has an audiology clinic on the first Wednesday of every month for patients with hearing aids who are both registered and not registered at the practice.
It runs from 13.30 – 15.00 on a first come first served basis.
In the clinic it is possible to:
- Get replacement batteries for their hearing aids (also available at any time from reception)
- Have a faulty hearing aid looked at (e.g. tubes cleaned or routine maintenance)
- Get advice about their hearing aid etc.
Replacement batteries can be collected at any time during our opening hours from reception.
We are also able to offer hearing tests for patients if you are concerned about your hearing on a Friday afternoon with Mariana. Please contact reception to book an appointment.
For most blood tests you do not need to do anything specific prior to coming in.
Our nursing team carries out cervical screening.
Our practice nurses carry out these appointments and will be happy to discuss your child’s vaccines with you. If you have any questions or concerns, they will be happy to talk to you about this.
New babies - You need to book an eight week check for your baby with Kate or Jan, where they will carry out a physical examination similar to that which is undertaken within 24 hours of birth. They will then be able to give the first set of immunisations at the same appointment.
You can find the full childhood immunisation schedule and more information about each vaccine here:
To minimise the risks of COPD it is advisable to have regular reviews.
The practice has two nurses who care for patients with diabetes, Barbara and Jan.
Ear Wax & Ear Irrigation
Never try to clean the ear canal with cotton buds, hair grips, pens etc. as this can only make the problem worse. The wax can be pushed further into the ear canal making it very difficult to remove. It may also cause an ear infection.
If you have high blood pressure (hypertension) you may be able to be seen in our HCA-led hypertension clinics.
Minor Operations & Joint Injections
The practice runs a monthly minor surgery clinic. These appointments are only available via internal referral from one of our GPs. If your condition is not suitable to for minor surgery in the practice, you will be referred to a local minor surgery clinic.
Two of our GPs, Dr Naseef and Dr Shivakumaran are able to do joint injections. There are 20minute appointments and are only available once you have been assessed by a GP at the practice as requiring a joint injection.
When you have a joint injection you will need to rest the injected joint for a week afterwards. Returning to heavy manual work, or long distance driving, immediately afterwards impedes the improvement the injection can offer.
Find out more about clinics, check-ups and other useful information for new parents
NHS Health Checks
We would like to invite you to attend a FREE NHS Health Check here at The Orchard Practice with one of our Health Care Assistants, Agata or Rebecca.
Post Natal Care
Postnatal appointments can be booked with the doctor at any time. When making a postnatal appointment, please advise the receptionist at the time of booking as the appointment is longer in length.
Our practice is accredited by Kingston Integrated Sexual Health and provides a full range of contraceptive and sexual health services. We run a walk-in and pre-bookable sexual health clinic on a Tuesday evening between 4:30pm and 7:30pm. In this clinic you are able to discuss your contraceptive options, renew your contraceptive pill prescription and discuss sexual health screening.
We are able to fit and remove contraceptive coils and implants. If you would like to book an appointment to discuss this, please contact reception. You can find out about the different types of contraception available on
These appointments are with our healthcare assistants who are able to offer advice and support on quitting.
Your first appointment with Mariana or Agata will be 30minutes long and they will discuss with you the range of support measures available to you.
You can also visit https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree to find out how you can get FREE help today.
You will have a single spirometry test as part of a COPD annual review or as part of your ongoing respiratory monitoring.
Contact us 4-6 days after handing in your travel form to find out what vaccines you need. The nurses will look through your past vaccination history and check the vaccines you require for the country you are visiting before preparing your personal vaccination requirements.