Patient Participation Group
We have in place a Patient Participation Group. The aims of the PPG are to:
- Keep patients informed of developments in the practice and the community.
- Educate patients about the practice and about services available from Community Social Services.
- Invite suggestions of ways to improve services in the practice and community.
- Communicate with the rest of the practice.
New members are welcome at meetings and dates of these may be obtained from the practice or the group's secretary.
Practice Training And Development
The practice closes periodically for an afternoon to allow all members of the practice team time for training and development. A doctor will always be available on the telephone in case of an emergency or if urgent advice is required.
Services Outside The Remit Of The NHS
Certain services such as private sick notes, insurance claim forms and some medical examinations are not covered by the NHS and charges are made in line with BMA recommendations. Please ask at reception for details. Special medical examinations eg life insurance, HGV, employment etc are not performed during normal surgery hours and special appointments should be made through reception.