Patient Participation Group
New Road Surgery Patient Participation Group exists alongside the New Road Surgery Surgery to assist in three areas: arranging twice-yearly educational events to inform patients about preventive medicine, carry out an annual survey (June) to canvas the views of patients to help inform the practice of any issues or concerns, and raising funds to carry out these activities. Since the A.G.M. in September 2018 the Patient Participation Group has organised a talk on the subject of Prostate Awareness (November 2018). Because of the great interest expressed in this topic, the original talk was repeated 2 weeks later.
The committee meets bi-monthly and, if you would like to be involved, please come along to the next A.G.M. on Tuesday 17th. September 2019 at 11.00 a.m. and offer your assistance - to date no-one has been turned away!
Forthcoming Educational Events:
Further talks, over the next twelve months, are planned on the subject of "Healthy Eating " (1st May 2019), "Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease" (13th November 2019) and "Gynaecological Problems" in the pipeline for next year. The talks are advertised by posters in the waiting room, by email through the Patient Participation Group's own database and via the practice's text messaging service. The talks are open to all patients registered at New Road Surgery but due to a limit on numbers admission is by ticket only, obtainable from the Surgery's Reception Desk.
Following last year's Fun Quiz Night held in the Conference Room at New Road Surgery, we are arranging another quiz with the same Quiz Master and Scorer but in a larger venue to accommodate more teams of six players. The date is Friday 27th. September at 7.30 p.m. and will be advertised on the NRSPPG Noticeboard and via the NRSPPG database. (Another reason for emailing email@example.com with your email address.)
What We Need:
In order to keep you informed of our activities we need to have your email address placed on the NRSPPG's database. To do this, please email the Membership Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete one of the slips available from the NRSPPG Noticeboard. Your email address will only be accessible to the NRSPPG, will only be used for contacting you in connection with NRSPPG matters and will be given to no-one else.
A Newsletter is published twice a year. To date we have approximately three hundred and sixty email addresses but would like to increase this considerably so that we can send you a copy of our very informative six-monthly Newsletter and contact you about functions such as the health-related talks and the occasional fund-raising and social events we may organise.
As well as our educational, communication and fund-raising roles we also assist at the 'flu vaccination days by distributing refreshments to the staff and manning the car park.
You can opt to join the PPG and receive emailed information about the groups activities, the AGM or opt to join the committee by completing this form and returning it to Reception: Joining the PPG