Active Patient Group Minutes Dec 2017
Thank you to all our patients who completed the survey regarding our Active Patient Group. We have taken on board your comments and attach details of our group structure and aims and objectives of the group. If after reading this you would like to become an 'active patient' please complete the form and drop into to surgery or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The majority of replies confirmed a weekday evening was most suitable time to hold a meeting. (67%)
The majority of replies would like to discuss Access (appointment availability) Services and consultation types.
No one had any special requirements to attend the meeting (other than working pattern)
Terms of Reference
Chair specification Secretary specification
Aims and Objectives
Patients can now contribute to our Active Patient Group via an online portal. If you have any feedback, comments or general issues you would like us to discuss please go to the web-site and share this.
myPPG online forum http://www.myppg.co.uk
The practice welcomes and encourages participation from all groups regardless of gender, age and ethnic background.
If you are happy for us to contact you occasionally by email please click the link below to open the sign-up form and complete all the fields.
Complete the Patient Group Sign-up Form Online
If you prefer, you can download the sign up form as a pdf document, print it out, complete it and return it to the practice.
Download the pdf version of our sign up form
We will be in touch shortly after we receive your form. Please note that no medical information or questions will be responded to.
VIRTUAL PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUPS (PPG)
`Virtual` PPGs, allow engagement with the wider practice population using email or forums and social media.
It is hoped that via this Virtual Group we will be able discuss issues coming up in our Practice and eventually I'd then hope to take things further and allow us to engage with the surgery on a face to face basis in. Most patients have been reluctant to commit to this, so hopefully using this forum will allow us to take into account your views and also those of a representative sample of all patients.
ACTIVE PATIENT GROUPS (APGs)
APGs are defined as ‘critical friends’ within the practice environment, to ensure that services are responsive to patients’ needs, and that they improve over time. Every PPG is unique, evolving to meet local needs. They carry out research, hold health awareness and information, events, support the practice in its dealings with other bodies, and carry out patient surveys.
Most commonly they find out what patients think, and meet regularly with the practice manager, GPs and other staff, to identify improvements and sometimes contribute towards carrying out change. Groups also provide support to individual patients, helping them to make informed decisions about managing their health conditions, and show people where to find additional services and support in the community.
Friends & Family Test Presentation website/B85660/files/FFT.pdf
Please click on the link below to contact us.
Many thanks for your assistance
Here are of some of our existing group members..
Wendy Walker Eleanor Ritchie
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