Welcome to Skerne Medical Group
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.
Public Engagement Outcomes
We would like to thank all patients who have supported us, listened to the issues we face and made constructive suggestions during the public engagement events.
Please click on the link below to view a summary of the feedback and the final decisions made by the Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield Clinical Commissioning Group (DDES CCG).
Outcomes Summary of the Public Engagement
Trimdon Village Surgery Closure
Following the public engagement, our Trimdon Village surgery will be closing permanently to patients from 1pm on Friday 4th January. For information on how to access services and book appointments after this date, please see the questions and answers document below. Alternatively if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
We are running a Cervical Smear Campaign with Walk in Clinics, please click below for further details
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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.
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
Accessible Information Standard
If you, or anyone you know, has a communication difficulty and needs information in a different format, eg large text or easy read, please let us know. For more information about the accessible information standard, please visit NHS England's website:
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(Site updated 24/05/2019)