Since January 2010, Billericay Medical Practice has had a Patient Participation Group.
The Patient Group will help the practice make improvements to services to patients and work as an intermediary and liaison between patients and practice staff.
The group is non-political and is not there for individual patients to express personal complaints but is there as a way of helping to improve communication between patients and staff by assisting for example with the practice newsletter.
It is up to individuals in how much time they wish to put into the group. No training is required to be a member of the group, but it is important that members join because they are keen on helping the surgery and the local patient population.
Covid 19 Virus and PPG activity – March 2020 onwards
The Billericay Medical Practice Patient Participation Group (PPG) will be ceasing face to face and surgery based activity from March 11th for a suitable period going forward to reduce risks of Covid 19 Virus infection to our members, staff and other patients. We are almost all in high risk health categories and/or over 70, and we must try to minimise the impact of any adverse health issues for us upon the NHS health services and others we may be in close contact with.
PPG Annual General Meeting March 11th 2020
The PPG did manage to go ahead with our AGM on March 11th 2020. All the committee were re-elected, and a most interesting Talk on Domestic Abuse – Understanding the Impact was delivered by Lucy Whittaker of Alpha Vesta a local Community Interest Company. More detailed reports will be online here and in the next PPG Newsletter.
New PPG Members
We are really keen to encourage new members to the Patient Reference Group to help us continue to communicate with patients to improve our services. If you are interested in joining the group to please send your details to our Practice Manager, Peter Tyrrell at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to join the group but have any difficulties in accessing an email account please let Peter know and he will try to implement a mechanism for your participation.
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 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
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