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NEXT MEETING: To Be Confirmed
As many of you will know we have had a patient group at the surgery since 2011. However the format of this group has changed - please click on the tab above "Have your Say" and then select the Document tab and read "Brief Summary of PRG versus PPG".
The Patient Participation Group (PPG) will be deemed to constis of all patients (11,700 approx) but a small committee will meet to discuss suggestions/proposals etc. The PPG will run independently but Vine House will have a representative at the meetings.
If you wish to become more invovled in the PPG please sign up below and you will be kept in contact via email with regards to issues and meetings.
If you don't want to be involved in the committee but would to be kept up-to-date via our "Grapevine" newletters, then please follow the link on our Home Page. So far approximately 700 patients have signed up for this service!
If you have any questions with regards to the Patient Participation Group please email email@example.com
If you wish to join our Patient Participation Group (PPG), please use either the online or PDF sign-up form below. The forms incorrectly state that you will be joining a Patient Reference Group (we are now a PPG). Unfortunately I am unable to change the wording on these forms!
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.
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VINE HOUSE PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP
TERMS OF REFERENCE 2017
The Group shall be called THE PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP (PPG) of the VINE HOUSE HEALTH CENTRE, ABBOTS LANGLEY and shall initially be affiliated to the National Association for Patient Participation.
The aim is to promote co-operation between the practice and patients to the benefit of both.
Membership of the PPG shall be open and free to all registered patients and staff of the practice, but must include at least one representative of the medical staff and at least one member of the practice administrative staff, in addition to the two elected officers, the Chair and the Secretary.
4.1 The PPG will be kept informed of the practice policies relating to Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group. It may express opinions on these policies on behalf of the patients.
4.2 The PPG will consult with the Practice on service development and provision and assist in the assessment of community medical needs, including Patient Surveys.
4.3 The PPG will contribute to, and be kept informed of, Practice decisions.
4.4 The PPG will advise the Practice on the education needs of the community by encouraging and supporting activities within the Practice to promote preventive medicine and healthy lifestyle choices, and the appropriate use of healthcare services and resources.
4.5 The PPG will contribute to the Grapevine Newsletter informing patients of the activities of the PPG. The Newsletter will be distributed by email, and will be made available in the surgery and on the Vine House Health Centre website.
4.6 The PPG will seek to ensure that patient information and advice are readily available and clearly presented.
4.7 The PPG will represent patients at PPG Network meetings with HVCCG and co-operate with the Care Quality Commission in seeking to influence local provision of health and social care.
5.1 The PPG will endeavour to meet no fewer than four times a year. The term of office of the two elected posts of Chair and Secretary will be two years, and elections will be held at the first meeting of the relevant year, commencing in 2019.
5.2 5.2 Notices of meetings, reports on meetings and information about the PPG’s activities will be displayed on PPG notice boards, in surgery waiting rooms and on the Health Centre’s web page, and members will be notified by email alerts, and through the post when necessary.
6.1 Administrative assistance for the PPG will be provided by staff at the Practice.
Minutes of PPG 16/01/20
Minutes of PPG 17/10/19
Minutes of PPG 08/07/19
Minutes of PPG 26/03/19
Minutes of PPG 10/01/19
Minutes of PPG 11/09/18
Minutes of PPG 30/05/18
Minutes of PPG 07/03/18
NAPP Bulletin Feb 2018
Urgent Care Update Feb 2018
Adult Community Services Feb 2018
Minutes of PPG 29/11/17
Minutes of PPG 09/08/17
Minutes of PPG 03/05/17
Minutes of PPG 18/01/17
Minutes of PPG 05/10/16
Stakeholder document to accompany minutes from 5/10/16
Minutes of PPG 03/08/16
Minutes of PPG 05/05/16
Minutes of PPG 04/02/16
Brief Summary of PRG versus PPG (2016)
Minutes of PPG 29/10/15
The link below takes you to an Action Plan that has been running since our Group was formed in 2011. It was originally compiled as a result of looking at the data from our first patient survey report of 2011/12 and discussions held with members of our Patient Reference Group.
Action Plan v8 2015 is our most up-to-date plan following discussions at our Patient Reference Group meeting held on 14th January 2015.
ACTION PLAN 2011-2015.doc
As well as continuing to complete action points from the above plan, for 2014-15 we were asked to specifically look at three prioirity areas. The results of this work can be found under "Have your Say" and clicking on "Survey Report".
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