Patient Participation Group
A message from the Chair, John Morley
Are you a patient at Painswick surgery?
If so, we would like to invite you to join the Painswick Surgery Patient Participation Group.
We are not the surgery, but your fellow patients who meet regularly with the doctors and practice staff. We are here to support the Practice and provide a two way communication channel.
If you provide us with your email address you will be the first to hear about any extra appointments becoming available and Surgery news.
In these difficult times fo the NHS, we feel it is time to step up our support for the surgery and its patients.
We meet every 3 months and our meetings are attended by one of the partners/and or Practice Manager.
In between meetings, members of the committee meet or liase over on going projects such as attempting to start a volunteer driver scheme.
We raise issues which have caused concern or worry for patients as well as those which have been successful and helpful. The PPG does not handle individual complaints.
We work with the practice to identify priorities for patients and contribute to proposals for any improvements or changes,
If you would like to receive the PPG newsletter or join the Patient Participation group please email:
Please DO NOT SEND PERSONAL MEDICAL DETAILS.
PPG meeting minutes Wednesday 10 July 2019
Patient Participation News Aug 2019
NHS Long Term Plan
In May we encouraged you to complete a survey that the Clinical Commissioning Group was carrying out. We have not yet heard the results but will try to get these to you when we can. There was some dissatisfaction with it as a consultation exercise..
Primary Care Networks
The big news this month is the nationwide reorganisation of GP Practices into groups called PCNs (see above). As patient representatives we are looking beyond the immediate effect and researching what it might imply for the longer term future. There are some concerns identified as well as some benefits.
Our lovely receptionists
Feedback from patients has shown overwhelming appreciation for the staff of the Practice, something our group agrees with heartily!
More news by eMail
We are extending news bulletins now to Sheepscombe and Pitchcombe but we have to be brief. Extended editions, looking at the sort of major changes mentioned above at greater length, can only be distributed by email. If you would like to receive these bulletins and you haven’t already signed up to our email list just drop an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to join the list.
John Morley, Painswick Patient Participation Group Chair