The Gurn has received the following information from the PPG
"Nairn Healthcare Group Patient Participation Group
Since March of this year, Nairn Healthcare Group practice has raised concerns about publicity surrounding the quarterly meetings of the full Patient Participation Group (PPG). The partners of the practice have stated that this has affected morale among staff at the surgery and has led to the resignation of valued members of staff. For these reasons the PPG has been dissolved.
The current PPG committee, elected at the AGM of April 2014, feels it has a duty to continue to act as a forum for patients of the practice and to represent patient views. Since its formation on the amalgamation of the Ardersier and Nairn Healthcare practices, PPG has had enormous public support, through attendance at its full meetings, interest in the Facebook page and correspondence in the local press and social media.
With this in mind, the committee has opened discussions with NHS Highland, Highland Council and the Scottish Health Council, with a view to exploring options by which local people can be involved and informed about the range and location of health and social care services, thus improving the healthcare of patients in the area.
4th August 2014
Fellow patients can keep in touch with developments via the following means:
Notices: Nairn and Ardersier Libraries"
Gurn opinion: This observer is sad to see the PPG group dissolve, we all need Health Care at some point in our lives and it is important that our views and feedback are taken into account when it comes to the delivery of services - after all we do pay for them through our taxes. It seemed to me that the PPG behaved very reasonably at its public meetings and the information that came into the public domain was very enlightening. This is sad news.