Statement of Purpose




Under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 every registered provider must have a statement of purpose.

A statement of purpose is a document which includes a standard required set of information about a service. The statement describes:

  • The provider’s aims and objectives in providing the service
  • The kinds of service provided
  • The health or care needs the service sets out to meet
  • The locations where the services are provided or provided from
  • Details from the provider including their legal status, and any manager, including the address for service for all registered persons

The Practice

  • CQC Registered Manager: Dr Jonathan Wing
  • Practice Manager: Mrs Lesley Hunter

Contact Information

The Practice is a GP partnership, open to all patients residing within our practice boundary.

We are a general medical services practice offering primary care services for the diagnosis and prevention of disease. We work in partnership with our patients and help them to manage their health and prevent illness. Our clinicians assess, diagnose, treat, and manage illness and they carry out screening for some diseases and promote general health and wellbeing.

Our clinicians act as a patient’s advocate, supporting and representing a patient’s best interests to ensure they receive the best and most appropriate health and/or social care. Our clinicians also provide the link to further health services and work closely with other healthcare colleagues. They may also arrange hospital admissions and referrals to other services and specialists and they link with secondary and community services about patient care, taking advice and sharing information where needed.

The Medical Group provides Primary Medical Services to towns and villages in the West Durham area. Services are provided from five purpose-built surgeries.

  • Adrian Clark House, Sawmills Lane, Meadowfield, Durham, DH7 8NH
  • Esh Winning Surgery, Atkinson Darling House, Newhouse Road, Esh Winning, DH7 9LA.
  • Langley Park Surgery, Sir Bobby Robson House, Rear Church Street, Langley Park, DH7 9XD.
  • Tow Law Surgery, Charlton house, Rear High Street, Tow Law, DL13 4DH.
  • Ushaw Moor Surgery, Millyard House, Durham Road, Ushaw Moor, DH7 7QH.

There is step free access to all the premises and they all have a car park with marked disabled bays. Facilities are mostly on the ground floor, at Meadowfield Surgery there is a serviced lift to the first floor for patient use.

The practice has a General Medical Services (GMS) contracts with NHS England and provides services to approximately 26,500 patients of all ages.

The Practice has ten GP partners and two salaried GPs. Eight are male and four females. The Practice is a training practice with GP trainees allocated to us (fully qualified doctors allocated to the practice as part of a three-year postgraduate general practice vocational training programme). Four of the GPs are trainers. There are twenty-six nursing staff, which includes, one practice nurse lead, ten nurse practitioners, nine practice nurses, two nurse associates, two trainee nurse associates and three healthcare assistants. There is one paramedic. We have a team of office staff which includes the practice manger, finance administrator, assistant manager, GP assistants, secretaries, and a courier. There are twenty-six reception staff, which includes, a reception manager and lead receptionists.

The practice is part of County Durham Integrated Care Board (ICB), Durham West Primary Care Network (PCN) and Central Durham GP Providers Ltd.

Our Mission Statement

Working Together to achieve the same result – the best healthcare in the community

Our Aims and Objectives

To provide high quality, safe, professional primary health care general practice services to our patients:

  • To focus on prevention of disease by promoting health and wellbeing and offering care and advice to our patients.
  • To work in partnership with our patients, their families and carers towards a positive experience and understanding, involving them in decision making about their treatment and care.
  • To work more sustainably by making changes and improvements that will help reduce our carbon footprint, as well as improving the health and wellbeing of patients and our own staff.
  • To be a “learning” organisation that continually improves what we can offer patients.
  • To treat patients as individuals and with the same respect we would want for ourselves or a member or our families, listening and supporting people to express their needs and wants and enabling people to maintain the maximum possible level of independence, choice, and control.
  • To work in partnership with other agencies to tackle the causes of, as well as provide the treatment for, ill health and where appropriate involve other professionals in the care of our patients.
  • To encourage our patients to communicate with us by joining our Patient Participation Group (PPG), talking to us, participating in surveys, and providing feedback on the services that we offer.
  • To ensure all staff have the competency and motivation to deliver the required standards of care ensuring that all members of the team have the right skills and training to carry out their duties competently and to the best of their abilities.
  • To take care of our staff offering support to do their jobs and to protect them against abuse. We have a zero tolerance of all forms of abuse.
  • To provide our patients and staff with an environment which is safe and friendly.
  • To operate on a financially sound basis.

Non-NHS Services

Our practice also provides services which are non-NHS and are paid for by the patient. These services include:

  • Insurance claims forms
  • Non-NHS vaccinations
  • Private sick notes
  • Pre-employment and HGV medicals
  • Vaccination certificates

Find out more about Non-NHS Services