Patient Group Chair
A new Chair is needed for our Patient Group. The only requirement is to be a registered patient with the practice, and the role involves chairing our meetings (currently quarterly) and attending the regular PPG Chairs meetings held by Symphony Healthcare Services and the CCG, both of which provide information about the services and changes in the NHS community. A background in health or related areas is useful, but a fresh pair of eyes is always welcome.
The Patient Participation Group (PPG) is an essential and valued part of all our practices and helps us to understand what the patient experience is really like.
Our Patient Group is open to new members – the group meets quarterly with the practice leadership (Practice Manager and Clinical Lead) at least four times a year to discuss the practice from a patient’s perspective and to hear about current news, current challenges and developments for the future. The role of the patient group is to:
- Be a critical friend to the practice
- Advise the practice on the patient perspective and provide insight into the responsiveness and quality of services
- Encourage patients to take greater responsibility for their own and their family’s health
- Carry out research into the views of those who use the service
- Organize health promotion events and improve health literacy
- Provide regular communication with the patient population
(Source: The Patients Association).
The agenda, minutes and activity presentation for our recent meetings are available under 'Meeting Minutes' (please see the section on the right of this page).
The Patient Group works best when it reflects the whole practice population – we would particularly be interested to welcome younger patients or those with recent experience of the practice.
If you are interested, please email us or contact the Practice Manager for a discussion.
**Please note that we will never ask for medical information.
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If you wish to cease being a member of the PPG please email the PPG Chair who will remove you from the distribution list and delete the personal details provided.
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16 July 2021:
16 April 2021:
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