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Request for Patient Participation Group volunteers
Southmead surgery has been very fortunate to have had an excellent Patient Participation Group (PPG) prior to Covid and they were extremely supportive during the mass vaccination programme. We believe it is time to resurrect our PPG and for us to work together for the betterment of our community. Southmead offered 32,000 appointments in 2019 and in 2022 offered 39,000 appointments and yet we remain unable to meet the demand.
We are looking for 10-12 volunteers to attend on the second Tuesday of the month between 6.30-7.45pm. To represent our community, we are looking for 2 people from each of the following CQC recognised categories:
  • Older people
  • People with long-term conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, diabetes etc..
  • Families, children & young people
  • Working aged people, those recently retired and students
  • People living in vulnerable circumstances
  • People experiencing poor mental health (including those with dementia)

We need your help and so please put your name forward and together we can look to make things better. So, if you have the time, the inclination and the interest please email our practice manager Sue Hazell  ([email protected]) by May 30th and we look forward to seeing you. Our first meeting will be on Tuesday June 13th at Southmead Surgery

Further information on our PPG and PPGs in general can be found under Your practice participation group.

Sharing of information
Practices are legally required to share data with NHS Digital – this is mandated by the Secretary of State and there is a legal basis to do so. For patients with queries regarding data collection including opt-out forms see under Your Medical Records.

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