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Dunster & Porlock Patient Participation Group – current members
Tim Forster Porlock Chair
David Moore Dunster Vice Chair
Chris Smith Bicknoller Secretary
Miles Robertson Porlock
Jim Kent Old Cleeve
Jessica Clinch Brendon Hill
Wendy Lynch Porlock
Brenda Moore Dunster
Stephanie Oliver Timberscombe
Wendy Cook Timberscombe
Sally Priddy Alcombe
TERMS OF REFERENCE OF THE
PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP OF
DUNSTER & PORLOCK SURGERY
Agreed: 23rd May 2017
The name of the group will be the Dunster & Porlock Surgery Patient Participation Group (PPG)
The purposes of the Patient Participation Group (PPG) will be to:
The core membership will be a maximum of 12 patient representatives who
are registered at the Practice. Initially this will be with proportionate numbers
from each of the previous practice lists of Dunster/Porlockl/Brendon Hills surgeries, based on the number of patients from each area.
As the PPG develops it may consider expanding its membership to include further patients, and a Virtual PPG will be established in due course.
Consideration should be given for new members to be selected in order to reflect the specific demographics of the practice population. Acknowledging the largely rural geography, the aim should always be to have representation from as many different areas of the practice catchment as possible.
The Chair of the PPG should be one of the patient representatives and should be selected by the group at its first formal meeting by a majority vote.
The Chair should be rotated every 12 months unless the vote is in support of a Chair continuing for a further 12 months.
Members may choose to leave the PPG at any time but it is expected each individual’s term of office to be between 3 to 4 years.
Meetings will be held approximately every 3 months unless there is a majority in favour of changing the meeting frequency or a need for a meeting to deal with a specific issue.
An Agenda will be produced in advance of each meeting.
Meetings will aim to be no more than 1 hour in duration.
The conduct of meetings will be as follows;
Decisions made by the PPG will constitute recommendations to the Dunster & Porlock Surgery Partnership and will not be binding on them to comply. If any recommendation is not supported by the Partnership this will be explained to the PPG.
NOTICE OF A MEETING OF THEDUNSTER AND PORLOCK SURGERYPATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP
AGENDA 1.Welcome and Apologies 2.Notes of last meeting – 3.Matters arising - including 4.PPG Chairs’ Meeting – report back – Tim Forster 5.Reports from Practice
6.Any other business 7.Date of Next Meeting
The Dunster and Porlock Surgeries’ Patient Participation Group (PPG) was reformed in May 2017 with new and former patient members from each of the two surgeries (and from the former Brendon Hills practice). At any one time we expect to have 12 members broadly representative of the geographical spread of the patient population.
A list of the current members will be displayed in each surgery and included in the PPG part of the surgeries’ website.
The PPG plays an important role in helping to shape the services and facilities available at the combined practice.
The PPG is independent of the surgery but works closely with the Practice Managers and GPs to help Dunster and Porlock Surgeries build an understanding of the patient's perspective.
We meet quarterly and the date of our next meeting can be found under the Minutes tab of the PPG section of the website.
We are always keen to hear your views on any aspect of your experience at Dunster and Porlock.
There is a Suggestion Box in the surgery for patients to give feedback and submit ideas, and all comments are shared with the PPG.
You can also provide the PPG directly with feedback and ideas to help us improve our local services via the ‘Contacts’ tab above.
A quarterly newsletter is distributed in paper form with prescriptions. An electronic version will be distributed via email to patients who have provided their email addresses to the practice. If you receive a newsletter via email and decide you no longer wish to do so, please inform the surgery.
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