Patient Participation Group
The purpose of the Patient Reference Group is to ensure that patients are involved in decisions about the range and quality of services provided and, over time, commissioned by Practice.
We plan to ensure that patients are consulted when making decisions that lead to changes to the services that the Practice provides or commissions, The Practice aims to promote the proactive engagement of patients through the use of an effective Patient Reference Group (PRG) and to seek views from Practice patients through the use of a local practice survey. The outcomes of the engagement and the views of patients will be published on the Practice Website.
It was mentioned to people at the engagement events back late 2019 that we as a practice want to work with the community across all the villages to look at ways we can help those patients that will be in greater need when we relocate. It has been amazing how quickly volunteer networks have been set up during the COVID-19 pandemic which have included things such as collection of patients medications and I would very much like to build on this to explore how we as a practice can help to support services that will benefit as many of our patients as possible.
We can look at combining re-igniting our PPG as well as exploring how we can help our elderly and vulnerable patients for when we relocate? At this stage I am open to hear ideas that anyone would have, what type of forum to communicate via e.g. Facebook, Zoom etc. and if there is anyone that feels they would be willing to help drive the PPG as its patient lead.