The Group meet four times a year, in January, March, May (AGM) and September.
Our next patient event will be 12.30 on Wednesday 24 January 2018 at the Surgery. We will be taking a look at visiting the Surgery from the perspective of a patient living with Dementia. This may be useful if you are a carer or have a family member who you would like to help.
The aims and objectives of the Patient Participation Group are to:
- Proactively improve two way communication between surgery clinicians, staff and patients, and give feedback to the Practice regarding patients’ concerns and expectations. Monitor surgery facilities and services offered and feedback any concerns.
- Provide an informal mechanism for receiving patient suggestions and constructive criticism about the Practice.
- Offer a forum for discussion of current Health education topics of interest to patients, with reference to health promotion and disease prevention:
- Help develop voluntary community care, especially for housebound and elderly patients and set up self-help groups for Patients with particular needs, such as: House visits, Transport, Prescription collection and Friendly Helper at time of need.
- Act as Community pressure groups, using their influence to bring local needs to the attention of the Clinical Commissioning Groups / NHS England.
- Arrange fundraising activities and events helping provide extra facilities for the Practice and Patients, eg
- more surgery facilities to benefit patients.
- any relevant schemes which may be available with other groups
- new facilities as they evolve in the NHS.
- Share ideas, suggestions and plans with other Patient Groups such as the Hunts Patient Congress. The meetings are used to share ideas, discuss issues and hear latest developments at the surrounding hospitals and NHS services in the region.
All registered patients at Great Staughton Surgery can automatically be part of this Group.
The Group have an active committee, including a Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary. Elections are held annually in May at our Annual General Meeting.
The group agree during meetings how money raised and donated will be spent.