Newtons Patient Participation Group
Would you like to become a member of the 'Newtons Patient Participation Group'?
With the support of several patients we started a small patient group up in October 2010. PPGs are run by volunteers (patients of the practice) who are keen to make a difference to their communities and to their GP Practice. We are meeting on a regular basis to discuss all the current issues that the practice and patients will be facing in the next 12 months. The main role for many PPGs is communication - improving communication between the patients and the practice, acting as a representative of the wider patient population, and providing the local community with useful and timely health information and advice. The most common activities are:
Critical friend: Advising the practice on the patient perspective and helping to ensure that services are well designed to improve the patient experience.
Health promotion: Know your numbers. PPG members are using the blood pressure machine and weighing scales in the waiting room to check their numbers. Please feel free to use this equipment to check your numbers too!
Patient Participation Group
Running health promotion events and promoting self-care so that patients play as full a part as possible in understanding and looking after their own health.
Raising awareness of the activities of the practice and other support that is available to patients, as well as relaying information back to the practice. If you are interested in joining in, please contact Sue Jennings the Assistant Practice Manager,she will be delighted to hear from you.
Please refer to the 'Practice News' page for the dates of the meetings and the excellent editorial written about events. Thank you.