BOTTISHAM PATIENTS' GROUP
What is the Patients' Group (PG)?
A group of people voluntarily working together with doctors, nurses and other Practice staff, acting as your voice to represent your views to the Practice and to enhance its work. Membership of the Group is open to all patients registered at the Bottisham Medical Practice.
What did the Patients’ Group achieve in 2014/2015?
- Continued to promote the Patient Group (PG) as an integral part of Bottisham Medical Practice: maintained web pages on the Practice’s web site and the dedicated notice board in the surgery waiting room; continued to be active on the Cam Health Patient Forum of PPG chairs; and maintained membership of the National Association of Patient Participation.
- Continued to send articles to village magazines in Bottisham, Swaffham Bulbeck, Swaffham Prior, Lode, the Wilbrahams, Fulbourn and Quy publicising the work of the PG, Practice news, health education messages and current NHS matters.
- Assisted with the completion of the annual Patient Participation Report and Action Plan to enable the Practice to claim additional funding.
- Assisted patients at the autumn ‘flu clinics; the Health Walking Group continued to meet twice a month under the umbrella of the County Council’s ‘Walking for Health’ scheme.
- Contributed to the Care Quality Commission’s inspection of the Practice on 9th September by giving feedback from the patient’s perspective.
- Organised a ‘Heart Start’ first aid session run by the British Heart Foundation at the surgery on 7th February.
- Worked with the patients’ car service under the PG’s umbrella to ensure its continued effective management.
- Gathered information about NHS developments and contributed to various NHS consultations, e.g. on the Older People’s Service and NHS111. Lobbied our MP as part of the Royal College of General Practitioners’ campaign for better funding of general practice.
- Widened participation in PG activities by helping to establish a link with Bottisham Village College: a GP contributes to the health education programme and the school’s health data is used to inform the services provided by the Practice for teenagers.
- Raised funds through the ‘Red Bucket Appeal’ to buy equipment for the Practice which enhances patients’ experience. The first item purchased is a 24-hour blood pressure monitor.
Further details can be found in the Chair’s Annual Report on the ‘Publications’ tab in the AGM minutes.
Further details can be found in the Chair’s Annual Report on the ‘Publications’ tab.
How can I tell the Patients' Group about my concerns or views of the Practice?
To express your views go to the 'Contact Us' tab above.
BOTTISHAM MEDICAL PRACTICE PATIENT GROUP MEMBERS