Welcome to Pelton & Fellrose Medical Group
The Partners and staff would like to welcome you to our Practice website. We strive to provide the best possible health care for our patients, and hope you will find our website helpful. We offer a range of clinics and services at both our main surgery in Pelton and our branch surgery in Pelton Fell. We also offer a dispensary service at our branch surgery in Pelton Fell.
The NHS in Durham will be launching an engagement exercise to hear from local people about services that could be provided from a brand new health facility in the North West Durham area – and we want to hear your views!
NHS North Durham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the organisation responsible for planning and buying the majority of health services in the area, is keen that public feedback helps to influence how services are provided in the future.
The CCG will be undertaking an eight week engagement period from Thursday 27 March – 22 May 2019 but we wanted to let people know about the events before then. Please do share this information with any groups or individuals that you feel would be interested in attending or participating.
Further information will be shared when the CCG officially launch the engagement next week.
Come along to one of the CCG’s public events and find out more. We will also be holding a series of ‘pop-up’ events at Shotley Bridge Community Hospital and a variety of community centres across the local area during the engagement to talk to you about this. Online opportunities to feedback will also be available from 27th March too. You can get in touch with us by using these dedicated contact details firstname.lastname@example.org and 0191 389 8609 (recorded answerphone).
The engagement programme will mainly focus on services currently provided at Shotley Bridge Community Hospital, which includes:
- Outpatients – clinical appointments when you don’t need to stay in hospital overnight
- Urgent care – when your GP practice is closed and you need medical attention but it’s not an emergency
- Chemotherapy - a cancer treatment using medicine to kill cancer cells
- Rehabilitation beds - where you can be supported to restore mobility to enable you to live as active life as possible
- Diagnostics – x-rays and things like ultrasound scans
- Theatre - where you would have operations
- Endoscopy – procedures that can examine the inside of your body using an instrument called an endoscope.
(Site updated 21/03/2019)