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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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*Urgent appeal for blood donations this Easter*
On behalf of NHS Blood and Transplant, we request your support in promoting an urgent appeal to encourage NHS colleagues to give blood ahead of the Easter period.
Recent bad weather led to the cancellation of some blood donation sessions and between 6-7,000 units of blood were lost as a result. This could take weeks to recover.
Blood stocks are currently at urgently low levels and there are still appointments to fill at our 23 city and town based permanent Donor Centres to ensure blood stocks don’t drop further before Easter. Current stocks of Group O (the universal blood type used in emergencies), Group B, and A positive blood are particularly low at the moment.
A request is being made across the NHS for those who can give blood to book an appointment at a Donor Centre in the run up to Easter. The additional appointments are only available in certain static locations so please have a look and if one is not near you then please book an appointment for a later date. We hope you can support us in this task by cascading this email to your wider teams and organisation where appropriate.
To give blood, colleagues can make an appointment by calling the Donor Line on 0300 123 23 23 or visiting www.blood.co.uk
Many thanks in advance,
Public Health England Marketing Partnerships Team
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 17/04/2018)