Patient Panel (PPG)

Kingswinford Medical Practice Patient Participation Group (“PPG”)

 

Welcome to the PPG Web page

We are an active Patient Participation Group working with the Doctors, Managers and staff of Kingswinford Medical Practice on behalf of all patients. We are based at Kingswinford Medical Practice, Standhills Road, Kingswinford, DY6 8DN where we meet approximately every 8 weeks. If there are any issues you would like us to discuss at our meetings, or if you wish to join the PPG, then please complete the “how to contact us” section below or speak to a member of the surgery’s reception team for an enquiry form.

Our aims, as set out in our Constitution.

To represent the views of patients at the practice
To increase patients’ awareness of health related issues,
To increase PPG members’ awareness of patient issues needs and views in order for the PPG to effectively represent these.
To support GPs and all staff at Kingswinford Medical Practice to bring about positive change to health services e.g. at the Practice and/or wider NHS services

Constitution

Our Constitution can be viewed by clicking on the link below

KMP PPG Constitution 2016

 

Our PPG  committee / membership is made up of:-

Chair: Mr Wicken, Vice-Chair: Mrs Bolton, Secretary: Mr Parker,  Treasurer: Mrs Green, plus  representatives who sit on KABS and POPS (local patient groups);  and  other PPG  members.

Meetings: PPG meetings are held 4 to 5 times a year at the surgery. A member of the Surgery’s management team also attends our meetings.

How to contact the PPG

If you wish to email the PPG please email kmp.ppg@nhs.net  if you would prefer to write to us, please click here  to download our information form. You can post it or hand it in to reception when you next visit the surgery. Post completed form to: The  PPG  c/o  Kingswinford  Medical Practice, Standhills  Road, Kingswinford. DY6 8DN.

 

KMP PPG Project

Kingswinford Medical Practice Patient Participation Group ( KMP PPG), The Art Corner

KMP’s PPG recently obtained funding from Dudley Purse Fund to set up a children’s art corner within the Practice waiting room.  The art corner was suggested by the Practice business Manager as a way of improving facilities for children whilst they wait to see the Doctor or Nurse. A bid was worked on and sent for approval.  We were very fortunate that the PPG Purse Fund supported the project. We agreed to design the project around healthy lifestyle and happiness. Posters were designed asking children to draw pictures around the topics of:  “Things that make me happy” and “Food that is good for me”.

We approached a local printer who produced two colourful, children friendly posters for display, plus a further poster explaining what the PPG is all about information on how to join our PPG. The children are awarded with colourful achievement stickers when they complete their picture. Their pictures are displayed on a notice board. A survey will be conducted next year to obtain feedback from patients.

 

Please click here for PPG Annual report 2017.

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