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2 Birchdale Road, Forest Gate, London, E7 8ARTel: 02084 721600
Patient participation Group
The Patient Participation Group (PPG) is aimed at providing a link between the surgery and its patients. We are committed to establishing this group to enable the practice to better understand its patients and provide better healthcare through communication and access to surgery facilities.
Birchdale Road Medical Centre Practice has a successful Patient Participation Group (PPG) running since September 2014.Patient input is crucial to the development of our Practice services and the future of the NHS as a whole, and we welcome Patients from all ages and backgrounds to join our PPG.
"To work with the practice to provide practical support, to help patients take more responsibility for their own health and to provide strategic input and advice. PPGs are based on cooperation between the practice staff and patients.we aim to ensure that patients are involved in decisions about the range and quality of services we provide and ensure that Patient voice is heard.
Benefits for the patient
This allows up to date information to be given to patients and will inform what decisions can be influenced and what cannot. It will also allow the practice staff to gain an understanding from the patient’s perspective. This ensures that two way communications are achieved
To help us with this, we have patient participation group so that you can have your say. We will ask the members of this representative group some questions from time to time, such as what you think about our opening times or the quality of the care or service you received.
Our PPG meets every quarterly to discuss current issues and we welcome new members to join our team.We always ensure that we have a Partner of the Practice and a member of the Management team present at the meeting.
If you are happy for us to contact you occasionally by email please click the link below to open the sign-up form and complete all the fields.
Complete the Patient Group Sign-up Form Online
If you prefer, you can download the sign up form as a pdf document, print it out, complete it and return it to the practice.
Download the pdf version of our sign up form
We will be in touch shortly after we receive your form. Please note that no medical information or questions will be responded to.
Many thanks for your assistance
The information you supply us will be used lawfully, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to know what information is held about you and sets out rules to make sure that this information is handled properly.
Patient Participation Group Agenda 2018:
Agenda for patient participation group meeting on 11th January 2018
Agenda for patient participation group meeting on 19th April 2018
Agenda for patient participation group on 9th August 2018
Agenda for Patient Participation Group 8th November 2018
Patient Participation Group Minutes for 2018:
Minutes of Patient Participation Group Meeting 11th January 2018
Minutes of Patient Participation Group Meeting 19th April 2018
Minutes of Patient Participation Group Meeting 9th August 2018
Minutes for Patient Participation Group Meeting 8th November 2018
PATIENT SURVEY RESULTS
Birchdale Road Medical Centre Survey Results July 2018
Birchdale Road Medical Centre Survey Results for August 2018
Friends and Family Test Results from February -July 2018
Friends & Family Test Results for August 2018
Friends & Family Test Results for September 2018
Friends & Family Test Results for October 2018
Friends & Family Test Results for November 2018
Friends & Family Test Results December 2018