Nene Valley Medical Practice
Tel: 01733 366600 Fax: 01733-366677
Thanks again to the Patient Participation Group for another brilliant fundraising effort
The PPG have purchased nebulisers for use within the practice. These are used for the treatment of lung diseases, as many of you will know.
Welcome to the Patient participation Group Section
The purpose of the group shall be to promote close working with the Practice, encouraging development and quality of Health promotion and Health Care services. This is achieved by liaising with the doctors, staff and other persons or organisations concerned with Health care.
Membership of the Group is open to any patient of the Practice. A Committee, which meets monthly, is elected at the Annual General Meeting held in April to arrange talks, organise fund-raising activities, conduct surveys and listen to patients’ concerns.
Since the Group was formed in 2011, talks on the following subjects have been given: osteoporosis, care of feet, rheumatology, diabetes, palliative care, failing memory, healthy lifestyle, donating blood, managing stress and anxiety, care for carers, and dementia awareness.
As a result of fund-raising, the following have been bought for the practice: portable blood pressure machine; free-standing magnifying glass; two nebulisers; a D-Dimer machine to estimate the probability of Deep Vein Thrombosis.
Feedback from the patients’ surveys conducted by the Group have led to: automatic sliding inner and outer entrance doors; an upgrade to the telephone system; the re-siting of the ‘call board’; improvement to road-safety outside the car park gates.
Our local group is affiliated to the National Association of Patient Participation Groups.
Details of the PPG can be found on the notice board opposite the reception desk.
If you wish to contact our PPG please click on the tab above