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Drs  Reed, Campbell, Ferguson and associates
Newton Port
East Lothian
EH41 3NF

Tel: 01620 825497


Open 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday


FLU CLINICS 2020 - BOOKING NOW OPEN ( posted on Sep 17, 2020 )

Booking for our annual flu clinics is now open. This year there will be two separate clinics for patient groups.
If you are aged 65 or over, or have a child aged 6-24 months or aged 12-17 who are in an AT RISK group please phone the practice on 01620 825497 to arrange an appointment at our clinic which will be held at Newton Port Surgery on Saturday 31st October.
If you are aged 18-64 and are in an AT RISK group, or if you are a household member of a patient who was shielding please phone the practice on 01620 825497 to arrange an appointment at the Health and Social Care Partnership Clinic which will be held at East Lothian Community Hospital on Saturday 3rd October. There is limited availability for this clinic, however more appointments will be opened up in the next few days. When you contact the practice our Patient Administrator will check your eligibility for the vaccine.
Please be assured that social distancing will be observed at both of these clinics.
Community Child Health will be running flu clinics for eligible patients in the 2-5 age group within East Lothian Community Hospital or Musselburgh Primary Care Centre from the 5th October to 20th November. You will receive a letter with your child's appointment soon.

Flu Clinics 2020 ( posted on Aug 17, 2020 )

We are currently in the process of planning for our 2020/21 flu clinics.  We will update our patients on our website, Facebook Page, local newspaper and local radio on how to access their flu vaccination (if eligible) in the coming weeks. 

Online pregnancy and parent craft resources to help you prepare for parenthood ( posted on Apr 6, 2020 )

Please find a link to some helful information from our community midwives here 



HELP FOR UNPAID CARERS ( posted on Mar 25, 2020 )

Please find important information for unpaid Carers below from Carers of East Lothian https://www.coel.org.uk/


***Support for unpaid carers***

Carers of East Lothian are continuing to deliver support over the telephone to unpaid carers. If you are struggling with a caring situation, please call us on 0131 665 0135. We have a carer support worker available to respond to new enquiries Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4 pm. If we cannot answer immediately, please leave a message wit...h your contact details and we will get back to you as soon as possible. You can also reach us at centre@coel.org.uk.


We can offer information, practical advice and emotional support to help you in your caring role. We can also assist with welfare rights and benefit applications.


We understand that this is an anxiety-provoking time for carers and the people you care for. Please reach out for help if you need it – 0131 665 0135.

Public Holidays 2020/2021 ( posted on Jan 14, 2020 )



Public Holidays 2020/2021


Friday 10th April 2020 and Monday 13th April 2020

Monday 4th May 2020

Monday 21st September 2020

Friday 25th December 2020 and Monday 28th December 2020

Friday 1st January 2021 and Monday 4th January 2021


If you require assistance on these days please contact NHS 24 on 111

( posted on Nov 22, 2019 )






  We are looking for patients to join our Patient

Participation Group


The group will work along with the GPs and practice staff to

provide a patient perspective on the healthcare services we offer to the community


We are looking for patients from all areas of the community who are keen and focused on taking positive action to help the practice review and improve on the following areas:


Access to Appointments

Communication with Patients

The practice Website

Seeing the right healthcare professional at the right time (Signposting)

General Wellbeing and Self Management of Medical Conditions

Group Consultations


You do not need to have any experience—just enthusiasm and commitment


Please ask for an information leaflet at reception, click here to download a copy or speak to the Practice Manager for more information



( posted on Nov 8, 2019 )



The practice will be closed from 1pm on the afternoon of Wednesday 13th November for staff training.  We will reopen on Thursday 14th October at 8am. If you require urgent medical attention during the closure please contact NHS24 on 111.  In a life threatening emergency, please call 999


Thank you

( posted on Oct 8, 2019 )



The practice will be closed for staff training from 1pm on Wednesday 11th September and will reopen on Thursday 12th September at 8am.



If you require urgent medical attention during these closures, please call NHS24 on 111. In a life threatening emergency please call 999

Thank you

PRACTICE CLOSURE - STAFF TRAINING 12/6/19 ( posted on Jun 5, 2019 )











 **MAY 2019 ***


We can now offer our patients a new service which allows you to order your prescriptions online from our dedicated 'Vision Online Services' (VOS) prescription website.  Please download an 'Online Prescriptions Ordering' registration form here http://www.orchardmedprac.scot.nhs.uk/registration-forms,57841.htm   Bring the completed form into reception with ID (we accept a passport, driving licence, utitlity bill or similar) and you will be emailed with the information you require to set up your account.  It is quick, easy and secure and will save you valuable time.  Please note that our current practice website online service will cease in September 2019 and we would encourage all patients to sign up to VOS as soon as possible.  Please ask our Patient Administration Team if you have any questions about this service.

Staff Changes ( posted on Feb 27, 2019 )

Dr Fulton retires from the practice on 28th Feb 2019. We wish him all the best for the future and thank him for his hard work over the last 28 years!


Dr Catherine Fernando will be joining the team on 4th March 2019 and will be available on Mondays and Thursdays. Welcome to the practice Catherine.


We will be supported by regular locum GPs Dr Devin and Dr McGavigan on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the next few months.

( posted on Jan 23, 2019 )




QUIT YOUR WAY - Local Stop Smoking Support

Free support, advice and products in Haddington —  Newton Port Surgery

Thursday mornings at   —  Appointments 9.30am to 12 noon.

Please call for an appointment on 0131 537 9914

If these  times do not suit contact  the Stop  Smoking Advisor on the same number regarding other days in local towns —  Tuesday morning  at Tranent ,  Monday afternoon at    Mercat Gate, Prestonpans and Thursday afternoon at Prestonpans Library. 

No lectures, No pressure, Just support

 Health Benefits begin soon after you smoke your last cigarette:

 Within 20 minutes, your blood pressure drops

 Within 8 hours, carbon monoxide levels in your blood drop to normal

 At 24 hours, your risk of a heart attack begins to fall

 At 2 weeks to 9 months, you can breathe easier as you can get more air into your lungs

 At 1 year, your risk of heart disease and stroke from smoking drops by 50%

 At 5 years, your risk of stroke is the same as a non-smoker

 At 10 years, your risk of heart disease equals that of a non-smoker



Additional information for smokers and friends and family, stop plans, advice on reasons to stop smoking (including benefits, a saving calculator, advice on smoking in pregnancy and second-hand smoke).


Contact NHS Inform Stopping Smoking 



( posted on Nov 8, 2018 )




There are many health problems which can be treated safely without seeing a doctor or nurse. Many services are available direct to patients and these are often as fast as seeing your GP. It is important that everyone makes use of these great services to ensure that your local GP and A+E services are available for serious health problems


We are asking our receptionists as your first point of contact with the surgery to ask you for a brief idea of your problem. This is to allow them to help you navigate the NHS and get to the best service to help you with your problem as soon as possible.


Our receptionists are bound by the same confidentiality agreements as the doctors and nurses!


Please find below contact details for your local health services:


Click here for Chiropodists Podiatrists

Click here for Dentists

Click here for Opticians

Click here for Minor Ailments


( posted on Jun 29, 2018 )


As a Practice, we feel that research is essential for progress in healthcare and is of considerable benefit to individual patients and the public as a whole.  We regularly take part in research studies with the help of experienced NHS staff who search medical records for people who might be suitable so that we can write to them asking if they are interested in taking part.


No personal identifiable data is removed from our database or provided to any researchers without specific consent from patients.


Patients have the right to opt out of being contacted about research studies.   

Please let the reception staff or your GP know if you wish to opt out.



Anticipatory Care Planning is about individual people thinking ahead and understanding their health - for more information see link below.




New Patient Registrations ( posted on Sep 4, 2017 )

With all the housing development in East Lothian, the 3 Haddington practices are working with the health board to develop our service to cope with an increase of up to 3000 patients in the next five years. The NewtonPort  surgery hosts 3 separate GP practices (Orchard Tyne and Lammermuir).

From September 2017 each practice will be registering new patients by weekly rotation. This is to ensure each practice grows at a similar rate. A notice will be displayed at reception to advise which practice is registering each week. Please advice reception if you have a specific practice you wish to register with outwith the registering practice that week.

Medicines in Scotland: What’s the right treatment for me? ( posted on May 15, 2017 )

NHS Scotland has produced a short video to support the document 'Medicines in Scotland what's the right tratment for me?'

You can view the video by following the links on



Information From GP Records ( posted on May 8, 2017 )


NHS Scotland is improving the way it uses information from GP patient records.


SPIRE moves information electronically and securely, from GP practice records to NHS National Services (NSS).  They will then us SPIRE and other IT systems to give better information to the NHS in Scotland and to approved researchers.


If you do not want your health information shared please collect form to opt out at Reception. 

Let’s nip cervical cancer in the bud ( posted on Mar 1, 2017 )

Women across Scotland are being urged to ‘nip cervical cancer in the bud’ by going for their smeartests.NHS Health Scotland andtheScottishGovernment have launched a drive to get women talkingabout cervical screening, and raise awareness of its benefits.
The campaign will target those aged 25-35 in Scotland, as cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women of this age group. Statisticshighlight between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016, one in three women (33 per cent) aged 25-35 didn’t go for their smear when invited.
A short film has been created to challenge the reasons women give for not attending their smear, focusing on a close-up of a flower which resembles a vulva.
With six women being diagnosed with cervical cancer every week in Scotland, the film urges viewers to ‘nip cervical cancer in the bud’, by not ignoring their next smear invite or contacting their GP practice if they missed their last smear.
A smear test can detect cells that could turn into cancer. The five minute test is the best way to protect women from the disease and helps save around 5,000 lives a year in the UK.
All women in Scotland aged 25 to 49 are offered a smear test every three years while those aged 50
to 64 are invited every five years.
For more information on cervical screening, visit getcheckedearly.org/cervical-cancer


As of 1st May 2016 Orchard Medical Practice will be opening our Orchard Travel Clinic. Our practice nurse is now offering a full range of travel services and immunisations to our patients as well as patients from other practices. As this is a non NHS service a £25 travel consultation charge will apply. Please see the relevant section of our website for more information. Download our travel risk assessment form.

We are now an official Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre.

Hearty Exercise. Cardiac and pulmonary rehab. ( posted on Apr 28, 2015 )

Rest of Life Programme: If you have suffered from any heart or lung problems in the past you can be referred to a tailored exercise programme with a fully qualified caridac rehab and fotenss instructor. this is a free class and safe exercise for those wanting to get back to some form of exercise. See your GP or nurse and we can refer you for this service. Classes held all over East Lothian.


Repeat Prescriptions ( posted on Oct 23, 2013 )

Please be advised that due to the increased number of prescriptions now generated it will be 72 hours before a prescription can be collected from the chemist. Please try to remember to order your prescriptions in time.


Why not try our online repeat prescription request service. It is very easy and convenient. Prescriptions can be requested from your home PC, tablet or smart phone; even when the practice is shut !

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