Community Interest Company (CIC)



As a community interest company (CIC), South Durham exists 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.


Over recent years this has included:


Purchase of medical equipment to support delivery of care in practices

Supporting the upgrade of general practice premises

Supporting practices to improve targeted record keeping for mental health patients

Encouraging practices to adopt the Royal College of General Practitioners checklist for greener practice in healthcare

Engaging with a local charity to develop a programme of place-based health and wellbeing advice sessions

Providing access to information systems to assist practice staff with training and development

 Facilitated the Kick Start Scheme on behalf of member practices to create job placements of six months for 16 to 24 year olds at risk of long term unemployment