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Patient Groups

Patient Participation Group

 

 

The Patient Participation Group (PPG) are a group of patients who take an active interest in the service provided by the Practice and the welfare of its fellow patients.

 

The work of the group is targeted at improving communication between patients, the Health Centre and other local groups. It is a working partnership helping to develop mutual interests in accessible, local and quality healthcare.

 

The group meet monthly, alternating between formal and informal meetings. Formal meetings are held at the Practice with Practice Management.

 

For many years it has been recognised that patient engagement in the NHS is an important ingredient to the provision and development of quality service. The recent reforms reinforce this involvement even more strongly and the Management at the surgery have fully embraced the active participation of our patients. Why not join and have the opportunity of helping develop future services in the NHS ?

Pick up a leaflet at Reception or email the Chairman of the PPG at : blackthornpsg@live.co.uk

Patient Reference Group

We would like to know how we can improve our service to you and how you perceive our surgery and staff. patient survey

To help us with this, we are setting up a virtual patient representation group so that you can have your say. We will ask the members of this representative group some questions from time to time, such as what you think about our opening times or the quality of the care or service you received. We will contact you via email and keep our surveys succinct so it shouldn’t take too much of your time.

We aim to gather around a hundred patients from as broad a spectrum as possible to get a truly representative sample. We need young people, workers, retirees, people with long term conditions and people from non-British ethnic groups.

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 form 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 form 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.

Many thanks for your assistance


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