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Proud of our Practice: team spirit is coming to fruition

Serving a large population of highly vulnerable patients is a daunting challenge for any practice, but staff at The Orchard Surgery in Hayes, Middlesex, have embraced it.

The nurse-led team opened in 2004 to accommodate the high number of minors, asylum seekers and refugees other local surgeries were unable to cope with.

Dr Satesh Sehdev, a salaried GP in the practice, (pictured, front) said 15-minute appointments allowed them to use interpreters without rushing complex consultations.

He said: 'These patients are vulnerable and suffer from conditions including tuberculosis, the effects of polio and adults with untreated talipes.

'I'm really proud of the practice because there is great team spirit here despite us being only two years old.'

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