PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP
The Practice has an active Patient Participation group, formed from a small group of patients from Nursery Lane & Adel, and Moorcroft surgeries. The aims of the Group are set out in detail in our Terms of Reference, but in summary we act as a critical friend to both patients and the practice in order to strengthen the relationship between the two and ensure services delivered meet patient needs.
We are also a member of the National Association for Patient Participation N.A.P.P. www.NAPP.org.uk
The Group meets at least 4 times a year - and indeed in the run-up to the opening of the new building we have been meeting monthly. We discuss wider issues affecting groups of patients, rather than being a forum for discussing individual complaints or single issues. Members do NOT have access to any patient information or contact details. From time to time we will be conducting surveys of patients to seek their feedback on the practice and the services it offers.
We also produce regular newsletters which seek to keep patients informed of developments at the Practice and services that they may not be aware of. To receive these newsletters, you need to opt in to receive newsletters from within the "Online Services" section of the web.
If you would like to contact us you may do so by emailing us at PPG.AlwoodleyMedicalCentre@outlook.com or by post addressed to the PPG at either Alwoodley or Adel surgeries.
PATIENT REFERENCE GROUP
If you would like to become more involved with the Patient group, you may be interested in joining our new Patient REFERENCE Group, which is being set up as an extended "virtual" group where patients give us their thoughts via email rather than by coming along to Group meetings.
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.
We aim to gather as many patients as possible from as broad a spectrum as we can 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 to open the sign-up form and complete all the fields.
Complete the Patient Reference 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 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
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.