Menopause Cafe
Group consultation

Dr Chris Dawe retirement

The partners and staff at the practice said good bye to Dr Chris Dawe, our Senior Partner, who retired on the 30th April. Dr Dawe worked at the practice for almost 49 years , which we are sure must be some kind of record! Dr Dawe has cared for thousands of patients over the years, even delivering some of them in the community many years ago! He has been a great partner, colleague and boss, and we will miss him greatly. Cards and best wishes for Dr Dawe can still be delivered to reception and we will pass them on to him.

We wish him a wonderful retirement both in the garden and visiting art galleries which are much loved by his wife!

Dr Dawe

A message from Orchard Surgery PPG:

The Orchard Surgery Patient Participation Group (PPG) Spring Coffee morning took place at the surgery on Saturday 27th April. Thanks to all those who attended our event!

It was very well supported and raised just under £900 from the Grand Raffle, tea, coffee and cake sales. We also had some very generous donations. This, together with funds raised at the pre-Christmas coffee morning, will go towards purchasing equipment to benefit all our patients. We have raised money for a new reception blood pressure machine as the old one finally gave up! The surgery is starting a Minor Operations service again and an operating couch will also be purchased for this.

Our special guests were Sir Jeremy Quin MP, who kindly gave up his Saturday morning to draw the raffle, and representatives from The Olive Tree (local cancer support) and Age Concern. These organisations are doing great work in our local community supporting patients. The event was also an opportunity for patients to say farewell to our Senior Partner Dr Chris Dawe,  who retires after a wonderful 49 years of service to the Horsham community. He will be greatly missed and we wish him a wonderful retirement.

We look forward to our next event!

PPG Event

Testing for gene faults in people with Jewish ancestry

If you have Jewish ancestry (at least one Jewish grandparent) you can now be tested for gene faults in the BRCA genes using a simple saliva test. Find out more and register for the test here: NHS Jewish BRCA Programme

This programme is self-referral only. There is no need to contact Orchard Surgery. For questions or support, call the genetic counselling hotline 020 3437 6001  

This service is provided by the NHS in collaboration with Jnetics and Chai Cancer Care


i-Rock Young Persons Hub

i-Rock Horsham District is a brand-new support and advice hub for young people aged 14 - 25 in West Sussex. At i-Rock, partnership agencies work collaboratively to offer various support services to help with mental health, relationships, money and benefits, family problems, bullying, housing, education and employment. Young people can access the service by dropping in, booking an appointment or through our virtual platform. At i-Rock, we work with you to ensure you succeed and thrive.

Our Clinical Director, Dr Samir Khan, said: "We are extremely proud to be partnered with the team at i-Rock who demonstrate incredible drive and passion towards supporting their target population. We are privileged to be part of this journey towards creating an essential service in Horsham."

CLICK HERE to find out more


Dementia Action Week

Dementia Action Week 2023 saw Horsham Central team up with The Alzheimer's Society at Orchard Surgery to organise a bake sale in order to raise funds for The Alzheimer's Society.

With the help of Orchard's Patient Participation Group (PPG), we raised over £315 which is fantastic!

If you would like to learn more about our PPGs or to join and have your say, please visit your surgery's website.

To find out more about some of the excellent work The Alziemers Society carries out, visit

We'd like to thank all those who baked, came to support and donated.

Cost of Living Support Services