About the Patient Participation Group

 

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We would like to know how we can improve our service to you and how you perceive our surgery and staff. 

To help us with this, we are setting up a virtual patient representation group so that you can have your say. We will ask the members of this representative group some questions from time to time, such as what you think about our opening times or the quality of the care or service you received. We will contact you via email and keep our surveys succinct so it shouldn’t take too much of your time.

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We aim to gather around a hundred patients from as broad a spectrum as possible to get a truly representative sample. We need young people, workers, retirees, people with long term conditions and people from non-British ethnic groups.

If you are happy for us to contact you occasionally by email please click the link below.

Sign up to the Patient Participation Group

Common Questions & Answers

Why are you asking patients for their contact details?
We would like to be able to contact patients and carers occasionally to ask them questions about the practice and how well we are doing to identify areas for improvement.

Will my doctor see this information?
This information is purely to contact patients to ask them questions about the practice, how well we are doing and ensure changes that are being made are patient focused. If your doctor is responsible for making some of the changes in the practice they might see general feedback from patients.

Will the questions you ask me be medical or personal?
We will only ask general questions about the practice, such as short questionnaires.

 Who else will be able to access my contact details?
Your contact details will be kept safely and securely and will only be used for this purpose and will not be shared with anyone else.

 How often will you contact me?
Not very often. We plan to contact our group four times a year.

What is a patient group/patient participation group?
This is a group of volunteer patients who are involved in making sure the practice provides the services its patients need.

What if I no longer wish to be on the contact list or if I leave the practice?
We will ask you to let us know by email if you do not wish to receive further messages.

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.