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The Role of the PPG

We are a self-selected group of 9/ 10 patients of the practice who responded to an invitation to create a PPG for this surgery. We contribute to the Patient’s Forum, where patients, practice managers and medical colleagues meet to advise the new Cam Health Commissioners of patient perspectives on their decisions. This means that sometimes the NW PPG is working on service developments more broadly, and at others we are focused on our own surgery.

Click here to read our Terms of Reference

Each year we initiate and organize the survey of patient’s opinions of the practice.  This is mainly to a standardized format so comparisons can be made over time and between surgeries. We then follow up any concerns and issues that patients identify.

We meet bi-monthly for two hours, usually at the surgery.

Our ideas for future work include:

  • to collate useful information for patients to be kept and updated on the website
  • to invite speakers on health education issues occasionally
  • to think about ways to support patients who request social or practical support (e.g. lifts to hospital appointments)
  • to organize events, such as a monthly health walk.
  • to be a point of contact for other patients who would like to contribute to the practice.

Invitation to any patient

We are conscious that the PPG membership is biased to over 60s.

If you are willing to:

  1. Become a member of the PPG
  2. Be on an email list to be consulted occasionally or regularly or about specific services or health conditions.

We are particularly keen to have patients under 30 in the group, and anyone is welcome.

Please contact: Dr Kate Townsend or Lisa Watson, Office Manager.

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

The information you supply us will be used lawfully, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to know what information is held about you and sets out rules to make sure that this information is handled properly.

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