South Ashford Medic's - Patient Participation Group:
South Ashford Medics has a Patient Participation Group (PPG) which was formed in 2009.
The group were able to support and consult with the management of the Practice throughout the tendering process in 2010, during the management re-structure of 2011 and they continue to date in their significant and valued role. South Ashford Medic's undertook the management of the Practice in December 2011 and greatly appreciate the support and advice that the group have given in these highly challenging months.
We currently have a number of patients registered with interest in being involved with the group. We have endeavoured to ensure that these patients cover a cross-section of the practice population including ethnicity, employment status, age, sex and disability.
The group meet every 6-8 weeks face-to-face with representatives of the Practice to discuss and consult on how to develop the Practice. Some patients prefer to be contacted only by email which we are happy to accomodate. The group advise on patient issues, patient survey outcomes, locality changes and how we can meet the needs of patients and practice alike.
As a Practice we continue to encourage interest through the patient survey, at patient registration, posters and the website.
Please find the latest PPG Action Plan and the TOR.
PPG Action Plan
PPG Terms of Reference
Getting involved - Patient Participation Group
If you are interested in joining, please contact the practice or sign up online - see 'Join our Patient Group' above. Just let us know if you wish to attend meetings or if you prefer to participate by email only.
We are also happy to liase with patients online, which will hopefully allow us to consult with a wide range of patients.
The PPG had a representative from Healthwatch Kent at the PPG meeting on 15.06.2017 where there was advice and support offered. They are a national charity who seek to influence change in health and social care services in Kent.
You can contact them by:
Phone on 0808 801 0102
Text on 07525 861639
Email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Social media Facebook:hwkent or Twitter:@HealthwatchKent.
The Kent LINk (Local Involvement Network) is an independent network of local people and community groups working together to influence and improve Kent's health and social care services.
Visit http://www.thekentlink.co.uk/ or call on 01303 297050 for further information