This year we are seeking to expand the number of patients who are actively involved in shaping the future of the Attenborough Surgery, in the ever changing NHS.
We want as many of you as possible to join our new Patient Representative Group.
Once set up, the group will initially examine its priorities for the surgery. This means that you will be able to express your views on what you want us to be doing, as a practice, in the future.
These priorities will help structure the formation of a survey which will be open to all practice patients. If you want to join the patient participation group please add yourself as a follower to our blog.
We really value the time and support that you are willing to give to the development of the practice and we hope to do much of the work of the patient representative group online to reduce your time commitment.
Who we are...
The Attenborough Surgery Patient Group is the patient participation group at the Attenborough Surgery.
A patient participation group is like a school parent teacher association. It belongs to one surgery and takes an interest in the general health and wellbeing of the patients registered with that Practice.
The Attenborough Surgery Patient Group works with the Practice for the mutual benefit of both patients and Practice. It's a self-funded group made up of patients from the Surgery and everyone is welcome to be a part of it.
What we do...
Over the last four years we have run several health promotion events. Topics have included coronary heart disease, diabetes, child health, asthma and allergies, mental health, bowel cancer, an event for carers and an health fayre.
Patients who have attended have found these events to be a valuable source of information and advice.
Details of the events are listed below.
We have also held three quiz nights in order to raise funds to run the health information events. Funds are also being used to purchase books for the new patient library.
Find out more...
If you would like to know more about the Group and it's activities, have a suggestion for a future event or would like to have advance notice of forthcoming events or wish to become involved in any way, big or small, please don't hesitate to contact us.
We can be contacted as follows:
If you would like to know more about Patient Participation please take a look at these websites:
Previous Health Information Events
Bowel Cancer - May 2010
Mental Health - July 2009
Diabetes - Oct 2008
Health Fayre - April 2008
Asthma & Allergies - Sept 2007
Child Health - Jan 2007
Carer's Information Event - July 2006
Coronary Heart Disease - Jan 2006