Welcome to Skerne Medical Group
Flu Campaign 2019 The ever popular flu vaccination “walk in” clinics are returning and we would like to invite and encourage eligible patients to attend these clinics.
The first two clinic dates this year will be for patients 65 years and over only. This is due to the World Health Organisation delaying the selection of the strain for the under 65 year old vaccination and therefore a later delivery date of the vaccines to us.
The flu walk in clinics will run on the following mornings:
Saturday 14th September at Harbinson House, Sedgefield and Carroll House, Trimdon Colliery for patients 65 years and over
Saturday 28th September at Harbinson House, Sedgefield and Beveridge House, Fishburn for patients 65 years and over
All sessions will be open between 8:30am and 11:30am The free flu vaccination is available to patients who are 65 years and over (including those becoming age 65 years by 31st March 2020).
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 4 years. If you haven’t attended the “walk in” clinic in previous years, why not give it a try and we look forward to welcoming you at one of the above sessions.
For every patient who attends the walk in clinic, you save a much needed appointment for our normal daily clinics, which are for urgent medical needs.
For patients under 65 years 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 any registered carer.
A date will be advertised once these vaccines are available.
Message to Patients
Skerne Medical Group are now experiencing the forecasted clinical workforce pressures. Reduced availability of clinical staff means we are providing appointments at Sedgefield and Trimdon Colliery throughout the week however at the Fishburn site there is reduced availability, which will vary from week to week, according to our clinical staffing levels.
As a patient of Skerne Medical Group you can attend whichever surgery (Sedgefield, Fishburn or Trimdon Colliery) an appointment is available. A member of the reception team will be happy to advise you about available appointments across the practice and we will do our very best to accommodate you at a convenient time.
If you or your family are facing problems getting appointments or having difficulties travelling to other branches, please let us know by emailing the details of your issues to the practice at DDESCCG.DrJonesPrescriptions@nhs.net or by ringing the practice on 01740 620300.
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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.
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