Patient Participation Group
Your link to improving your medical services
What is a Patient Participation Group?
The surgery has an active Patients Participation Group (PPG). It is a direct link between you (the patient) and the medical services provided by the practice. The group provide a forum for patients to contribute to the decision making and service development within the surgery.
What is a Virtual Patient Participation Group?
This is a group which has been set up in response to patients who have said they would like to be involved in a Patient Group but are unable to attend meetings. As a member of the Virtual Patient Participation Group we will send you emails asking for your opinion on a range of topics. You decide how often and when you would like to answer.
To join either our Patient Participation Group or our 'Virtual' Patient Participation Group, please complete PPG Sign Up Form and return it to a member of our Reception Team at the Surgery.
What does the PPG do?
It will act on your behalf to:
- Contribute to the improvement of services
- Improve communication between the practice and patients
- Provide practice support for change
- Organise 'awareness' days for patients on specific problems, eg obesity, men's health, women's health, carers' support, etc.
What it is not:
- A forum for individual disagreements between you and the practice
- A Doctor's fan club
- A burden to Practice staff
Your PPG members are fellow patients and are listed below.
Margaret Norris (Chair), Barbara Haigh (Treasurer & Minute Taking Secretary), Carole Armitage (E-mail Secretary), Chris Acomb, Ann Bacon, Alan Davies, Emma Roberts, Shirley Twigg, Vicki Wells, James Bloomer, Melanie Taylor and Jayne Hood.
Young or old, it’s your Medical Centre so have your say...
If you have any suggestions on improving services at Addingham Medical Centre or any other issues you wish discussed then please contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to help with the Patients Participation Group for the Addingham Medical Centre, please feel free to contact us via the email address.
All information submitted to the group is held in the strictest confidence. Public rights of confidentiality will be adhered to with every enquiry. All enquiries will be considered and outcomes of suggestions will be notified on a regular basis.
Notifications of meetings of the PPG will also be notified to the community.
Minutes of meetings
2016 - 17
Patient Participation Reports
Addingham PPG and Addingham Medical Centre produced a patient survey, the results of which are shown below.
As a result of the survey the PPG and Addingham Medical Centre developed an action plan and implemented improvements as detailed below.