The Kings Corner PPG, which was set up in 2008, consists of a group of volunteers along with doctors and practice staff, who meet once a month to act as a forum of communication between the practice and the patients (and vice-versa). Our aim is to help your GP practice to remain accountable, dynamic and responsive to its patients’ needs. We are affiliated to the National Association of Patient Participation (NAPP) which supports practices and patients.
We are part of the Bracknell and Ascot Clinical Commissioning Group (BACCG) which decides, i.e. commissions, which services will be provided for our patients. Some Ascot and all the Bracknell practices are in this group. We are invited to attend some of their public meetings and the AGM. More information on them is available from: www.bracknellandascotccg.nhs.uk. We particularly work closely with Magnolia House and Green Meadows surgeries and a local Pharmacy to discuss matters of mutual concern.
We meet with other PPGs’ at the Bracknell & Ascot Patient Assembly (BAPA) every quarter to share views on good practice, local concerns and to exchange information regarding the wider picture in the NHS. This takes the place of the old Joint Patient Forum.
The PPG produces a Newsletter twice a year which is distributed electronically to all online patients and is posted on the PPG notice board in the surgery. This updates the patients on current projects and practice information as well as promoting any events of interest and how to access key services. Contribution and suggestions are always welcome.
Contact with the PPG can be made through the Secretary: Morag Langhorne:
Tel: 01276 476791 or by e-mail: email@example.com
For those who are interested but not able to commit to meetings, we also have a ‘virtual’ group who keep in touch electronically, receive Newsletters and can be asked to give views on certain issues. We are keen to achieve the widest range of patient representation and would therefore look to engage with younger patients and parents of young children. If this suits you please contact the Secretary.
Recently your PPG played a key role in changing the appointments system at the surgery following a patient satisfaction survey in 2014. The PPG are always keen to hear your thoughts so please let us know of any needs or concerns you would like us to raise on your behalf.
With kind regards
Kings Corner PPG