Heath Lane , Boughton Heath , Chester, CH3 5UJTel: 01244 563105
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Heath Lane Medical Centre Patient Participation Group
We are here to give you the opportunity to:
We meet four times a year and always welcome new members.
If you are interested in shaping the future of the practice and would like to join the group, or would like more information about it, please complete the contact form in the 'Contact Us' tab, or contact Patient Services on 01244 563015.
The surgery is keen to expand our Patient Participation Group, so why not come along to discuss your ideas and hear about planned changes. At our previous meetings, we have discussed the results of our latest Patient Satisfaction Survey and came up with ideas on how we could improve our score. The results and our action plan can be viewed by clicking on the 'Results and Plans' tab.
Future topics at the meeting will include:
Are you thinking of going into a medical career or into a caring profession and want to get a taste of what it might be like? If you are a patient at Heath Lane Medical Centre, you might wish to join the Patient Participation Group for say a couple of years, before you take up higher education. The group meets four times a year and would value the contribution from young people. Those who have already been with the PPG have found it to give useful insight, and it could help to add skills for your CV. If the idea appeals, please get in touch with Greg Yates, the chairman, using the contact form further down this page.
Patient Participation Group Terms of Reference (TOR)
The aims of the Patient Participation Group (PPG) are to provide:
The core objectives of the PPG will be to:
The membership of the Heath Lane Medical Centre PPG shall include:
These terms of reference will be reviewed annually.
Priorities for Practice Surveys and how they are agreed by the PPG
The PPG identify priorities on the practice website and from complaints and other forms of feedback.
The last patient survey took place over a two week period - w/c 9th and 16th October 2017.
The survey was instigated following an NHS / Mori survey conducted during the summer of 2017 when 240 questionnaires were sent to patients of the medical centre. 121 replies were returned (1.6% of registered patients).
The results of the survey were "mixed" and the PPG commissioned their own "in house" survey to compare the results with the national survey.
A questionnaire was drawn up with major questions mirroring those asked in the national survey. Rather than send out randomly in the post, PPG members approached patients who were waiting for appointments with a view to anonymously completing a 'tick box' questionnaire consisting of 31 questions across all aspects of the medical centre.
Unlike the NHS/Mori survey, our survey numbered 208, a much larger sample of patients representing 2.8% of our patient number of c. 7,500.
You can view the results of the survey along with a summary report below:
PPG Survey Results
** Next Meeting August 2022 **
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