Medical Centre seeks volunteers for patient feedback group
volunteers are being sought by Burnham-On-Sea Medical Centre's
Patient Participation Group.
group aims to provide feedback to the surgery on services and
make suggestions for improvement.
The members all have a serious interest in voicing representative
views while presenting positive, forward-thinking opinions and
patient aged over 16 who is registered with Burnham Medical Centre
is eligible to apply to join the group.
are nine patient members together with representation from the
GPs and practice management in the group.
surgery welcomes interest from patients who are interested in
joining, however, there may be a wait to do so.
Kelly, the group's Chair, said: "We are a group of patients
and surgery staff who meet at regular intervals, usually every
eight weeks, to help decide just how we can make a positive contribution
to our GP services and facilities."
put views forward from any patient who contacts us. We never deal
with complaints. We act as a critical friend to the practice and
try to identify potential problems we attempt to be an
we can help patients take more responsibility for their own health.
We assist with some clinics, for example the annual flu clinic,
we talk to patients about waste medicines, the cost of ordering
items which are not required on the repeat prescription scheme.
We help our practice to cover surveys and help promote these."
added: "Our role as PPG members is not 'me' focussed at all,
our aim is to help other patients, our surgery GPs, nurses and
so on and, of course, our National Health Service, to keep it
in place for future generations. We hope shortly to open a Virtual
Group/Internet Group through which patients can be asked for opinions
etc on different topics."
get in contact and express interest, email them at PatientGroup@burnhammc.nhs.uk
or write to Burnham Medical Centre, Love Lane, Burnham-on-Sea,
Somerset, TA8 1EU.