About Us




Orchard Court aims to provide accessible, high-quality health care to all patients in a friendly, open, non-judgemental and professional atmosphere.


Practice Description

We have 3 male doctors and 3 female doctors. Of the male doctors, 1 is full-time (Dr Schmidt) and 2 are part-time (Drs Stevens and Dr Blessley). Our female doctors – Dr Stone, Dr Saweirs and Dr Mendis – are also part-time. We also from time to time have a medical student attached to the practice.

We have 2 female Practice Nurses, who offer a full range of services including health promotion, blood pressure management, immunisations, cervical smears and chronic disease clinics such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease. We also employ a Practice Assistant to help our Practice Nurses with procedures such as taking blood samples.

We have a Practice Pharmacist, 1 Secretary, 9 Receptionists, a Practice Manager and a Deputy Manager. We also have other members of the Health Care Team who visit from time to time including District Nurses, Health Visitors, Community Midwives, Community Psychiatric Nurses, Counsellors, Well-being facilitators, Dementia nurses and pathway advisory services. We provide a full range of medical services including maternity care, contraceptive services child health surveillance and minor surgery services. The nurse also runs Diabetic, Asthma, Coronary Heart Disease and COPD clinics

The surgery is within NHS Tees Valley Clincical Commissioning Group (CCG).


Patient Feedback

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