Patient Participation Group
Would you be interested in giving your views on issues important to patients and the practice?
If yes, you may want to join our newly formed Patient Participation Group. We will keep in touch with group members by letter or email as well as hold monthly meetings.
If you would be interested please email email@example.com and we will be in touch.
Report on the Patient Participation Group (PPG)
In April 2011 a Patient Participation service was introduced by the Department of Health. Northumberland Park Medical Group signed up to this service with the aim of involving patients in decisions about the practice and the services provided to our patients.
The first meeting was held in July 2011. Meetings are now held monthly on the third Tuesday of each month.
We have still been unable to get representation from the following groups:
- Patients who work
- Patients from other ethnic backgrounds
- Patients with young children
- Patients under the age of 16
- Patients with learning disabilities
Since last year the Patient Participation group has held a coffee morning in the surgery to try to recruit new members. Although interest was shown from a number of patients, to date they have not joined the panel.
We do not yet have a group which is reflective of our practice population. We continue to advertise the group and hope to recruit more patients to participate in this worthwhile activity.
To read the full reports please click on the links below.
If you wish to see the full patient survey results please click on the links in the News items where you can compare the results of the 2011/12 survey, the 2012/13 survey and the 2013/14 survey.
Please see below minutes of some of our most recent meetings.