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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


Skerne Medical Group - Flu Campaign 2018

FLU UPDATE

Were you one of the 859 people to get a flu vaccination  at the September ‘walk in’ flu clinic?  If so, a big thank you from everyone at the Skerne Medical Group, as you have done your bit to keep yourself and our community healthy. In addition you have  helped to save hundreds of individual appointments, which will hopefully free up appointments for those that really need them. If you missed the first walk-in clinic and you are over 65 your next available opportunity to get your FLU Vaccination will be:

Saturday 13th October at Harbinson House, Sedgefield and Carroll House, Grosvenor Terrace, Trimdon Colliery Between 8:30am and 11:30am unless we contact you personally before this date.

The free flu vaccination is available to patients who are 65 years and over (including those becoming age 65 years by 31st March 2019), pregnant women and patients aged from 6 months to less than 65 years of age with a serious medical condition such as; chronic (long term) respiratory disease, e.g. severe asthma, COPD or bronchitis; chronic heart disease, chronic liver disease, chronic kidney disease at stage three, four or five, chronic neurological disease such as motor neurone disease or Parkinson’s disease or learning disability; diabetes; splenic dysfunction, those patients with a weakened immune system due to disease or treatment; people living in long stay residential care home and carers. 

No appointment is necessary and we aim to make having a flu vaccination a quick & efficient experience and we’re proud to say there have not been any long queues at these sessions over the past 3 years.  If you haven’t attended the “drop in” clinic in previous years, why not give it a try and we look forward to welcoming you to attend Harbinson House, Sedgefield on Saturday 13th October.

Children’s Flu vaccination   

We are also able to extend the seasonal influenza programme to all children aged 2 and 3 (but not 4 years or older) on 31 August 2018 (i.e. date of birth on or after 1 Sept 2014 and on or before 31 August 2016) and we have been advised we will receive a supply of the vaccine very soon so we would like to extend the invitation to parents/carers to bring their child providing they meet the aforementioned age criteria PLUS any child who is at risk based on the eligibility criteria above to also attend on Saturday 13th October 2018, Harbinson House, Sedgefield between 8:30am & 11:30am.

The vaccine available to children, unless contraindicated, is in the form of a nasal spray rather than an injection, which we are sure will please the children!

   

We are also able to extend the seasonal influenza programme to all children aged 2 and 3 (but not 4 years or older) on 31 August 2018 (i.e. date of birth on or after 1 Sept 2014 and on or before 31 August 2016) and we are planning sessions later in October once the vaccine is made available – details will be advertised locally and on our website www.doctorsnhs.co.uk and in our surgeries.  The vaccine available to children, unless contraindicated, is in the form of a nasal spray rather than an injection, which we are sure will please the children!

 

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:

Sedgefield 

Monday - Friday 08:30–13:00  14:00-18:00

Fishburn 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30-12:30, 14:00-18:00 and Wednesday 8:30-13:00

Closed Wednesday afternoons

Trimdon Colliery

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30-12:30, 13:30-18:00

Closed Thursday

Trimdon Village

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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