We have formed a Patient Participation Group (PPG) at the Tilehurst Surgery. The group contains a cross section of our patient list and the Chairman will be elected from this Group.
The aims of the PPG are:
- To provide the Doctors with strategic advice about the healthcare needs of our local community.
- Assist with Health Promotion.
- Ensure that all patients are kept fully informed of the effect on the Surgery of NHS changes.
- Help to promote Volunteer Services.
- Fundraising for the Surgery.
In addition we will be a leading Group on the North & West Reading Consortium. A major part of this role will be to provide advice and communicate healthcare decisions taken at Consortium level to patients.
We would like to set up a 'Virtual PPG' - this is an online group who communicate via email about various problems affecting both the PPG and local community. This group will link into the monthly PPG meeting and is ideal for those people who do work or do not have the time for meetings. The PPG keen to recruit members of all ages because health issues affect everyone, not just one particular age group.
If you would have any comments/suggestions or would like to join the PPG please go to the 'Contact Us' tab. Your form will be sent to the Deputy Practice Manager, Sue Whiteley, alternatively you can call her on 0118 9439435.
We have close links to Healthwatch who act as a form of consumer group for health matters in Reading. Please click on the link for their latest updates.