Welcome to Skerne Medical Group
Between the hours of 18:00 and 08:00 including weekends and Bank Holidays, assistance is available from the out-of-hours service, please contact NHS 111.
There is no longer a walk in service available at this surgery on a Saturday morning. For emergency appointments every Saturday, Sunday and during Bank Holiday closures please contact NHS 111, who will direct you to your nearest available service one of which is Harbinson House, Sedgefield.
For further information relating to these services please press here to Find out more. For Information relating to Pharmacies that are open over the Holiday weekend in this area, please choose Darlington.doc or Durham.doc. For information relating to Hospitals and Dentists, please click on the Nhs Choices Icon at the bottom of this page. To find out about our Practice Values Find out more
Trimdon Village Surgery (update 5th September 2017)
We have made some progress in recruiting further clinical cover for the practice however the net position in the practice has not improved sufficiently to re-open Trimdon Village to its original hours.
To ensure we offer a safe, fair and equitable service to patients across all of our sites in Sedgefield, Fishburn, Trimdon Colliery and Trimdon Village with our current clinical capacity, we will continue to re-distribute clinics to support the following opening hours:
Monday - Friday 08:30–13:00 14:00-18:00
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30-12:30, 14:00-18:00 and Wednesday 8:30-13:00
Closed Wednesday afternoons
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30-12:30, 13:30-18:00
Monday - Friday 8:30 - 12:30
Looking at the longer term strategy for Skerne Medical Group, it has been agreed that a full public consultation across all 4 sites regarding how best to deliver services to our whole population with the clinical resources we have available, should now take place.
Over the next few weeks we will be exploring the process to begin the public consultation and to ensure we do this properly, we will be working with the Durham Dales and Sedgefield Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS England. We will communicate with all patients in due course when the consultation process dates are agreed.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
We continue to try and provide the best service we can to all our patients across the practice area.
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(Site updated 19/10/2018)