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Belmont & Sherburn Medical Group

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Grey Avenue, Sherburn, Durham, County Durham, DH6 1JE (0191) 372 048

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Belmont & Sherburn Medical Group

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Background to this inspection

Updated 11 September 2018

Belmont & Sherburn Medical Group provides care and treatment to around 7,100 patients. The practice is part of North Durham clinical commissioning group (CCG) and operates on a General Medical Services (GMS) contract agreement for general practice.

The practice provides services from the following addresses:

  • Grey Avenue, Sherburn, Durham, County Durham, DH6 1JE
  • Broomside Lane, Belmont, Durham, DH1 2QW

This was a desk based review so we did not visit either surgery during this inspection.

The Sherburn surgery is located in a purpose built two storey building. All patient facilities are on the ground floor. The Belmont surgery is based within a single storey building. There is on-site parking, accessible parking, an accessible WC, wheelchair and step-free access.

Patients can book appointments in person, on-line or by telephone.

Opening hours are as follows:

  • Monday to Friday - 8.15am to 6pm

Appointments with GPs are available at the following times:

  • Monday to Friday - 8.30am to 12.00pm; then from 2.50pm to 6pm

The practice is part of a local hub which provides extended opening hours for patients; appointments are available Monday to Friday between 6.30pm and 8.45pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 8am to 6pm.

The service for patients requiring urgent medical attention out of hours is provided by the NHS 111 service and County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust.

The practice has:

  • two GP partners (both male), although only one is active in the practice,
  • two salaried GPs (female),
  • one nurse practitioner, one specialist nurse and two practice nurses (all female),
  • a healthcare assistant,
  • a practice manager,
  • two dispensing officers and
  • nine staff who carry out reception and administrative duties.

The age profile of the practice population is broadly in line with the local and national averages, but is made up of a slightly higher than average proportion of patients over the age 65 (23% compared to the national average of 17%). Information taken from Public Health England placed the area in which the practice is located in the fourth less deprived decile. In general, people living in more deprived areas tend to have greater need for health services.