What is a patient Participation?
The aim of the group is for a selection of patients and practice staff to meet voluntarily at regular intervals to decide ways of making a positive contribution to the services and facilities offered by the practice.
The group is not a forum to discuss the medical needs or concerns of individuals.
The group is also a place where policies could be explained or where general NHS funding issues could be clarified.
- To develop a communication between patients and the practice.
- To explore new service requirements.
- To make the practice better for you and others.
Purpose of the Patient Participation Group:
- To give staff and patients the opportunity to discuss topics of mutual interest in their practice.
- To provide the means for patients to make positive suggestions to the practice about healthcare.
- To encourage health education activities within the practice.
- To develop self help projects to meet the needs of fellow patients.
- To act as a representative group that can be called upon to influence the local provision of Health and Social Care.
No special skills are required – just some time and an interest in fellow patients.
How Can You Help?
By joining our group - this can be in person or by email.
Voluntary Activities - Prescription Service for the housebound, interpreting service for patients, establishing a Carers’ Group or establishing local translators.
Information - communications between patients and surgery staff, contributions to the information to update on website.
Representation for Local Healthcare - acting as a representative group that can be called upon to influence the local provision of health and social care.
Health Promotion – healthy walks, cycle training.