Monday, February 25, 2013

More Transparency for the Patients Participation Group

Gurnites will remember that Liz was recently asked to leave a meeting of the group. Things are about to change however, here's what they have to say:

Nairn Patients Participation Group (PPG) was formed in April last year following the merger of the Ardersier and Nairn GP Practices. The group derives from the Patient Participation Group (PPG) which had been active in Ardersier for some years and has been formed to work with the GP Practices, but not the Town & County Hospital. The current membership draws from the Ardersier group and patients from Nairn. Members from Nairn are patients who either had expressed previous interest in participating or who responded to advertisements and articles published earlier in the year inviting patients to join.

We will contribute to the continuous improvement of GP services and to foster improved communication between Nairn Healthcare Group and its patients. We are keen to hear about patients’ experiences and views of GP services in Nairnshire. We are committed to playing our part in working with the Practice to contribute to the improvement of services and regret we did not have the opportunity to contribute to the introduction of the new appointment system.

Following our first anniversary in April our meetings will be held quarterly and other members of the public are invited to come along and observe proceedings. We will publicise our activities, including agenda and minutes, on-line on our website (under development) and Facebook page, at the Surgeries in Nairn and Ardersier, at Nairn and Ardersier Libraries and Council Service Points and at Nairn Community Centre.
We are working on patient views of the appointment system, transport links with the surgeries and future recruitment for the Patient Participation Group (PPG). If you would like to get in touch with the Nairn Patients Participation Group or become involved, please use the details below:

Website, Facebook, e-mail, phone 07501 779357

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