Sacriston SurgeryFront StreetSacristonCounty Durham, DH7 6JWTel: 01913 710232
We run a range of clinics. For an appointment or further details, please call our main appointments line on 0191 371 02 32 using option 2 to book an appointment - the line is open from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
The practice provides management of care to all our patients who are ill or believe themselves to be ill, with conditions from which recovery is generally expected, for the duration of that condition, including relevant health promotion advice and referral as appropriate, reflecting patient choice wherever practicable, and also provides the general management of patients who are terminally ill.
Wednesday: 12.45 pm – 3.15 pm for booking appointments
Thursday: 09.15 am – 12.00 pm for follow up appointments
This clinic is run by the Midwives. If you become pregnant, you will be given a ‘one hour booking appointment’ on a Wednesday afternoon at which the midwife will ask you a few questions and carry out some general health checks. Please make sure that you collect an antenatal pack from our Reception before you attend. You will be seen regularly at the afternoon clinic throughout your pregnancy either at the practice, the local hospital or both.
Led by our nurse Jillian, she offers advice and general health check-ups to patients diagnosed with asthma/COPD.
Thursday 09:00am - 11.45 am
All new babies are invited for regular check-ups from eight weeks old.
By individual arrangements.
Tuesday 11.00 – 14.30 pm and Friday 8:00 - 11:30 am
Led by our nursing team, these clinics offer advice and general health check-ups to patients diagnosed with diabetes.
Visit patients who are unable to come to the surgery. For patients already being seen by the District Nursing team, their number is 0191 333 7195.
They can be contacted on 03000 268 643 for advice for your baby or children under school age.
Friday 8.30 am – 12 noon
Minor operations can be carried out in our treatment room. Please discuss this with your doctor who will then arrange for you to be given an appointment.
Tuesday 1.00 pm – 3.40 pm
Led by the community podiatrist, this clinic offers treatment and advice primarily to patients diagnosed with Diabetes.
This year we are offering our patients who are aged 70 years or 79 years of age the shingles vaccination, please ask at reception.
Appointments can be made any time.
Run by our smoking cessation advisors, Beryl and Jillian, this clinic gives advice and support to patients trying to give up smoking.
Please contact North Durham Clinical Commissioning Group on (0191) 389 8600 for services we do not provide.
The Community Nurses provide nursing care and advice to patients in their own homes. They liaise with hospitals and other Specialised Nurses and Services such as Home Care, Social Services, The Macmillan Unit and Chiropody. They can arrange extra support for patients who require long-term care.
The District Nursing Team provides specialist nursing to those in the community who are unable to get to the surgery for treatment such as wound care. They are also responsible for the on-going health care needs of housebound patients and their families with a variety of conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, etc. Another large part of their role is supporting terminally ill patients who wish to be cared for in their own home. Their service also includes the promotion of continence and health education.
Health Visitors are Qualified Nurses who have received Specialist Training in Child and Family Health. Early detection of ill-health, monitoring of growth and development and Health Promotion are their responsibility, with particular reference to mothers, babies and the under 5’s. The Health Visitor liaises closely with the GPs, Nurses, and other professionals aligned to medicine such as Speech Therapists, Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators and Social Workers. The Health Visitors have knowledge of the facilities and resources available to families and children in the area. They will see patients at home or in their clinic.
Our Community Midwives work with the Doctors to provide care of mothers before and after delivery and care of babies in the first 28 days of life. Booked appointments only.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
We cannot recommend specific travel clinics, but to help, below are links to some local clinics that offer travel clinics:
Your local pharmacy may be able to advise of other travel vaccine centres.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please see the following documents before you contact the practice:
Travel Health Patient Information Leaflet
Travel Vaccine Questionnaire
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services are not covered by the NHS and a charge will be made in line with the BMA scale of fees.
These include medical examinations e.g.:
As well as certain certificates e.g.:
If you are asked to hand in a specimen, please ensure that we receive it in the correct container obtained from the surgery, and that you have handed it in by 11:00 am. The container should be marked with the following:
Similarly, if you need a blood test please make a morning appointment.
Please telephone the surgery for the results of any tests that you have had. It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if you are advised to do so.
Please call between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm on 0191 371 0232 – using option 4 to enquire about your test results as our reception staff will have more time to deal with your request between these times.
When you take your test you may be told how long it will be before the results are returned to the practice, but as a guide please allow one week for blood tests, two weeks for X-rays and at least six weeks for cervical smears.
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