Staunton and Corse Patient Participation Group
Sue Knox (Chair), Hartpury
Malcolm Harley (Vice-Chair), Corse
Norman Davis, Corse
John Leask, Tirley
Anne Watkins, Redmarley D’Abitot
Donald Peach, (Newsletter Editor), Corse
Roger Boaler, Hartpury
- To represent the practice population and act as a link between patients and staff, providing two-way communication.
- To support the Practice in continuing to improve the service to patients.
- Help tackle loneliness by signposting carers and patients to local supportive networks
- Continue to promote self help and wellness by improving patients knowledge of where to access health advice
The Purpose and Aims of the group are reviewed annually.
Please read the Chair’s Report 02 01 2018 to see what the PPG has achieved in 2017
If you have any suggestions, praise or criticism of any aspect of the care you receive from our surgery, please let the PPG know, either by dropping a note in the Suggestion Box in the foyer at the surgery or by email to [email protected]
Joining the PPG
Full PPG Member
We are keen to recruit new members to our group. We need students, young people, workers, retirees, people with long term conditions and people from non-British ethnic groups. If you are interested in joining the PPG and able to attend meetings and become involved in projects, please download an application form here or pick one up from the lobby. You can email your completed form to us at [email protected] Alternatively, you can post your completed form to us at: Staunton and Corse Patient Participation Group, Staunton and Corse Surgery, Gloucester Road, Corse, Gloucester, GL19 3RB or drop it into the Suggestion Box in the lobby.
Virtual PPG Member
We are developing a wider Virtual PPG based on email networks and social media to enable the group to reach out to the wider diverse population. We aim to gather around a hundred patients from as broad a spectrum as possible to get a truly representative sample. If you are interested in joining the Virtual PPG and able to attend the Annual General Meeting and offer/help/support occasionally, please download an application form here or pick one up from the lobby. You can email your completed form to us at [email protected] Alternatively, you can post your completed form to us at: Staunton and Corse Patient Participation Group, Staunton and Corse Surgery, Gloucester Road, Corse, Gloucester, GL19 3RB or drop it into the Suggestion Box in the lobby.
We will be in touch shortly after we receive your form. Please note that no medical information or questions will be responded to.
It has been a contractual requirement for all English practices to form a Patient Participation Group (PPG) since 1 April 2015. Members of the PPG should be representative of the practice population and can include carers of registered patients. The practice must engage with the PPG including obtaining patient feedback and, where the practice and PPG agree, will act on suggestions for improvement.
PPG’s work in partnership with their practices to:
- Help patients take more responsibility for their health
- Contribute to the continuous improvement of services and quality of care
- Foster improved communication between the practice and its patients
- Provide practical support for the practice and help to implement change
PPGs are about implementing real, positive change in their communities. Patients have long valued the relationship with their GP and general practice. However the dynamics of this relationship have changed over recent years – patients today rightly want more say in their own healthcare, they are better informed and expect to be treated as whole people, not just as a condition or ailment. PPGs have an increasingly important role to play in helping to give patients a say in the way services are delivered to best meet their needs, and the needs of the local community.
Our group was formed in 2006 and replaced the informal role of the practice community representatives in participating in discussions of the results of the annual Patient Survey.
Eight volunteers were recruited through advertisements in local Parish magazines, and with guidance from the National Association of Patient Participation (NAPP) agreed a Mission Statement together with aims for the first year.
The group is an affiliated member of the National Association for Patient Participation (NAPP) and has sent delegates to the NAPP Annual Conference and AGM.
We publicise Health Promotion initiatives on behalf of the surgery, and members attend the annual ‘flu clinics to further this aim.
Membership of the committee is open to patients registered with Staunton Surgery, plus anyone concerned with the day-to-day work and administration of the surgery, if not a registered patient, for example carers.
The committee aims to include representatives from each of the villages in the practice area.
We normally hold 8 meetings a year: Joint Meetings, attended by one of the GP Partners and Practice Manager are held quarterly at the surgery; Group Meetings are held between every Joint meeting, also at the surgery. The Practice Manager generally attends the Group Meetings to answer questions and bring us up-to-date on surgery changes.
Patient Group Minutes
Newsletter No. 33 Winter 2014 Newsletter No. 31 Summer 2014 Newsletter No. 30 Spring 2014 Newsletter No. 29 Winter 2013 Newsletter No. 28 Autumn 2013 Newsletter No .27 Summer 2013 Newsletter No. 026 Spring 2013
Chairs Annual Review