Patient Participation Group
The Medical Centre established its Patients Participation Group (known as HIP – Huthwaite Involving Patients), in May 2009 at the old New Street Surgery. There were only four members when we started, but since then our membership has grown steadily to ten. We meet with the practice representatives once a month (normally on the third Wednesday evening of every month), for approximately one hour.
We have Terms of Reference that identify our purpose, but it’s mainly about working alongside the practice staff to help them deliver the best level of patient service possible. You may have seen us providing support at the flu clinics, or at the Brierley Park fun days, but we’ve also been involved in assisting with events providing help and support on medical conditions such as fibromyalgia and diabetes.
The NHS is placing increasing importance on patient participation and patient education within the development of health provision in future years and, as such, it is likely that the PPG will become more involved with decisions concerning practice development.
All of the members of the HIP group give up a little bit of their time because we appreciate the service that we receive from the practice and want it to become better still.
If you share this sentiment then we’d love to meet you - Lorraine Walton has the details of our dates and times of meetings, so please come along to one and see if you’d like to join us.
Steve Wright – Chair of HIP
Are you interested in leaving your contact details?
If you are happy for us to contact you occasionally by email please click the link below to open the sign-up form and complete all the fields.
Complete the Patient Group Sign-up Form Online
If you prefer, you can download the sign up form as a pdf document, print it out, complete it and return it to the practice.
Download the pdf version of our sign up form
We will be in touch shortly after we receive your form. Please note that no medical information or questions will be responded to.
Many thanks for your assistance
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