Sidcup Medical Centre has an active PPG which has been running since July 2011. The overall aim of a PPG is to act as a communication channel between you, the patient, and the surgery and to try and improve the services we offer. The PPG is not to be used as a forum for individual complaints these should always be taken up with the practice manager Fiona Bedus.
We currently have around 10 patients on our PPG from both the Church Avenue and Burnt Oak Lane surgeries and we meet every 6 to 8 weeks. Since the introduction of the PPG we have started a surgery newsletter, made an effort to make the waiting rooms at both surgeries less cluttered and more presentable and even had several fundraising events.http://www.sidcupmedicalcentre.co.uk/website/G83066/files/Survey_2014.doc
We are currently aiming to recruit more members for our PPG, ideally from as broad a spectrum of patients as possible to try and 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 feel you are unable to commit to attending meetings then why not consider joining out Virtual Patient Participation Group where you will be contacted by email.
If you are interested in joining either our PPG or the Virtual PPG then please contact the surgery and ask for your details to be passed on to Louise.
Our PPG/VPPG also advertise joining the group on the noticeboards in the surgery waiting rooms please click here.
To view our 2014/2015 Patient Participation Report please click here.
We have carried out a 2016 Patient Survey, the analysis report is available to view in the waiting area at both surgery sites, an action plan is being put together and will be discussed further with the PPG with outcomes and then shared here and on the notice boards at both surgery sites.
Patient Participation Group Co-ordinator
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