Patient Participation Group
The Patient Participation Group meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 6pm at the Practice and are well attended. The group also has subcommittees for specific initiatives with a heavy workload.
The Patient Participation Group was formed in February 2012 and the group has 13 members, but has up to 20 members that have attended since 2012. Staff members also support the group including a GP, the practice manager, a receptionist and a nurse. The group represents both Kiveton and Harthill Practice with a list size of over 11,300 patients. All the minutes from the meetings,chairman's reports, patient surveys, the constitution and the reporting template can be found in the Patient Participation Group section of the website.
The practice opening hours, including extended hours can also be found on the home page. The surgery is open Monday to Friday 8.30 to 18.30. The GPs and nurses offer extended hours on a rota basis in the evenings from 18.30 to 19.00hrs and in a morning 0700 to 0800 hrs. Harthill surgery is open from 08.30 to 12.30 midday Monday to Friday (Wednesday until 1500) and Monday and Thursday evenings 1600 to 1800 hrs, offering extended hours on a Tuesday morning. Appointments can be booked face to face, over the telephone or online (registration for this needs to be done a the Practice).
The core committee include the Chair, Vice Chair, the Treasurer and Secretary . Men and woman are equally represented within the group and the age range includes a young person at 15 years old and up to those of a retirement age. Meetings are held in the Boardroom. At the March Annual General Meeting the Chair and Treasurer were re-elected, a new Vice Chair and Secretary were elected. .
Chair – Mr Keith Emsden
Vice Chair – Mrs H Greer-Waring
Treasurer – Mr B Winterbottom
Secretary – Miss A Higgins
Promotion of the group is maintained by using the Practice website, the practice booklet, the reverse side of the repeat prescription, application form on registration at the Practice, posters placed prominently around the two surgeries and on the PPG noticeboards displayed in the Foyer at the Practice and at the local village hall. The Patient Participation Group review feedback such as the practice questionnaire, GP questionnaire, NHS Choices and The Family and Friends Test. A member of the group is also present on the Family and Friends day at the practice.
In 2012 the group undertook a survey of Carers in the practice and in 2013 a survey of Physical Activity. In July 2013 the group arranged a Physical Activity Event with Dr Joanne Wallis to promote the concept of Physical Activity for patients of all ages. The group produced a Practice Questionnaire in December 2013 to find out what patients thought about the services provided by the practice, which is published in this section with a group Profile. The group also held a carers week to support, identify and give information to the carers. The 3 priority areas for 2014/2015 for the Patient Participation Group were: 1. Continue engaging with outside groups - particularly those who may not have the opportunity to engage such as elderly patients and engage with the school 2. DNA's - missed appointments and how to decrease the number of DNA's 3. To look at the appointment system and how it can be improved and how to educate patients to use it to their best advantage. We will also endeavour to ensure the provision of top class medical and care services for an increased population.
The Group is keen to recruit new members and if you would like anymore information then please contact Marsha Raynes or Becky Clowes on 01909 510103 or email marsha.raynes@gp-C87004.nhs.uk and a form is also available to express your interest in the group at reception.