About

GP practices in Easington and Sedgefield have formed a not for profit Community Interest Company – South Durham Health CIC. COMPANY NO. 7807964. Community interest companies exist to benefit  communities and the purpose of South Durham Health CIC is to relieve illness and promote health amongst residents and patients registered  with GP practices and those who work in the localities of  Easington and Sedgefield.
SDH delivers health services to patients across both localities and provides support, training and education to its member practices.
The membership of SDH is drawn from partner General Practitioners in twenty two GP practices. SDH is overseen by a Board of Directors. Directors are elected by and from the membership.  The Board appointed a Chief Executive in 2015 to provide full time leadership and support for the federation. Through a Practice Managers Council the Board and Chief Executive have the benefit of experienced managers working in general practice.
 
Objectives
 
1) To work with patients and communities and understand the health needs of people in South Durham so that we can work with the practices to design and deliver the right services for the future.
2) To make South Durham an outstanding place to train and work as a primary health care professional so that there are the skills and the capacity available to general practice to meet the needs of patients;
3) To provide services so that we can support general practice in meeting the needs of patients and so that we can generate resources to invest in programmes which support our objectives.
4) To promote and support shared good practice, collaborative working and shared services amongst our member practices so that they can make most effective use of resources and continuously improve their services.
5) To do business effectively so that we can best meet the needs of our members.
6) To give general practice in South Durham a strong voice in shaping the future of health services in the North East by being a credible partner and engaging with networks, formal and informal.
7) To seek and deliver additional resources to assist general practice to sustain and develop services and to support practices in difficulty in accordance with the wishes of our members
 
The Directors are:
 
Dr Diane Robinson (Chair) Skerne Medical Group, Sedgefield
Dr Kamal Sidhu (Vice Chair) Blackhall and Peterlee Practice, Blackhall
Dr Rajiv Mansingh, Marlborough Surgery, Seaham,
Dr Mirza Hassan, Ferryhil and Chilton Medical Practice, Ferryhill
Dr Nitish Sahoo, Horden Group Practice, Seaham
Dr Edward Staines, Bishop’s Close Practice, Spennymoor
Dr Sana Moss, Silverdale Family Practice, South Hetton (Co-opted Member)
 
Chief Executive:
Jill Moulton
 
Business Manager:
Linda Brown
 
Administrator:
Mandy Barrass

Tel 01429807245
 
Practice Managers Council:
 
Mrs Rebecca Duncanson, Shinwell
Mrs Helen Letts, Skerne Medical Group
Mrs Gill Johnson, Jubilee Medical Group
Mrs Margaret Ross, Marlborough Surgery
Mrs Lesley Anne Williams, Murton Medical Group
Mr Antony White, Blackhall and Peterlee Practice
Mrs Jennifer Wood, Ferryhill and Chilton Medical Practice
Mr Brian Woodhouse, Silverdale Family Practice
 
Mr Brian Woodhouse attends the monthly Board meeting as a Practice Managers Council representative.
We are one of 15 national pilot sites across England developing  and testing a new approach to primary care, (Primary Care Home) led by patient representatives and key health and social care partners through the “Plan for Life,” in Newton Aycliffe and Shildon.