Patient Reference Group

We currently have an excellent Patient Reference Group. We are always looking for a good representation of our practice population which will be age, gender, ethnicity, health care needs and social situations.

This is an informal and friendly group who meet every quarter. The group is chaired by one of the patient members and this is done on rotation.  GPs, Nurse and Practice Manager attend.

The current membership of our group stands at 12 members who range from young to 60+ and a mixture of workers, retired and unemployed as well as two disabled members.  We aim to attract a wide variety of our practice population.

It is important that our group has a good representative or our patient population and to achieve this we advertise regularly to try and attract new members, we take every opportunity to include information when we send letters out to patients and include details in all our newsletters and leaflets.  In addition to this all new patients joining the practice are asked to join.

The group  is responsible for setting priorities in the practice. This is generally done by looking at the results of our patient surveys; practice issues or any issues raised by the group members.  So far the group has been responsible for resolving issues around access,   the new   telephone system, the patient questionnaires  and    various other issues.     More recently the group was responsible for the new electric front doors and the recently refurbishment of the surgery.

You don’t need any experience or qualifications. All we ask is that you are over 18 and you are genuinely interested in helping us to develop your surgery and provide services to a standard that you feel is acceptable.

There are a lot of changes in the way your surgery has to deliver services and this is where we need your help. We want to give our patients a voice and an active role —  this is your surgery!  This  is  your chance to become involved.

 There are two ways you can be part of our patient reference group

  1. Attend our quarterly meetings
  2. Be a virtual member by email
  3. Or a mixture of the two; if you can’t attend a meeting still have your say and be involved by email

We will email you the agenda; minutes of meetings; canvass your views on various issues; ask you for your opinions and any suggestions; take forward your concerns or suggestions to the group; involve you in setting the practice priorities.   Why not give it a try and

Contact:  Emma Kitching at the surgery or email

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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