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

Tel: 01620 825497


email:  Clinical.s76103@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk 

Open 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday



Orchard Medical Practice are running our annual FLU CLINIC

on Saturday 27th October 2018

9am - 12 noon


Please telephone the surgery on 01620 825497 to make an appointment if you are over 65 or being treated for one of the following:





Heart Disease


Immuno Suppressed



Asthma (only if you use a steroid inhaler)


Children Aged 2 - 4 year (not yet at school)

Pregant Ladies are also eligible



Healthier Scotland Scottish Government and NHS Scotland

are running a new "DETECT CANCER EARLY" campaign

over the next few weeks 


'More people are surviving cancer than ever before

and getting checked early plays a BIG part'



to get more information, highlight and open the link below: 




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.




Restricted Services


Due to an urgent upgrade to our IT system we will have no access to our computers on the 16th, 17th and 18th of July.



The surgery will be open but appointments will be for emergencies only on these 3 days.  GP’s will have no access to your medical history or prescriptions, so will only be able to offer a limited service.


Repeat Prescriptions 

Prescriptions cannot be printed over this 3 day period so if you require your medication please order them the week beginning the 9th July. We will have no access to email or our website, so prescriptions ordered in this way will not be processed until the 19th July.



We will be unable to give out test results e.g. blood, urine swabs etc or check through hospital letters either.



Treatment Room, Phlebotomists and Practice Nurse appointments will be restricted also as they will be unable to access patients records.


Normal surgery will be up and running again on the 19th July.



We would like to thank you for your co-operation and understanding while we go through this process

New Patient Registrations

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?

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


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

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



You will have seen in the press about the recent Measles outbreak in Lothian.    

We are pleased to announce an immunisation program for all those not previously immunised.  The MMR (Measles Mumps Rubella) vaccination is our best protection against Measles and is now available free from the surgery.

Please contact reception to see if you are eligible for this.


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.

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

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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