The Practice Patient Group formed in 2012. If you are interested in contributing please leave your details at reception to be passed to the chairman of the group.
TERMS OF REFERENCE OF THE PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP
- Title of the Group
The Group shall be called THE CHISLEHURST MEDICAL PRACTICE PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP (PPG) of The Chislehurst Medical Practice in Chislehurst, Kent, and shall look to be affiliated to the National Association for Patient Participation.
- Aims of the Group
The aims of the Association are to promote co-operation between the Practice and Patients to the benefit of both and to influence the provision of patient services outside the practice.
- Membership of the Group
Membership of the Group shall be open and free to all registered Patients and staff of the Practice and all shall be welcomed warmly.
- Activities of the Group
4.1 The Group will aim to be kept informed of the Practice policies and services providing feedback on changes as appropriate. The group will then endeavour to keep all patients abreast of changes by way of the notice board and through an occasional newsletter. A notice board or section is to be provided for our use in the surgery.
4.2 The group will try to establish patients’ additional needs and priorities in the practice whilst consulting with the practice on development of services and join with other patient groups with a view to influencing local provision of health and social care services.
4.3 The group will aim to inform, initially about the existence of the group and subsequently of any achievements made in the past months as well as any changes in services available.
4.4 All members are equally important and all views and opinions will be both heard and
respected. Racism and discrimination will not be tolerated
4.5 The Group is neither a forum for individual complaints nor individual’s medical issues.
- Meetings of the Group
5.1 The Group will endeavour to meet no fewer than four times a year, and will, in addition,
normally hold an Annual General Meeting in January each year.
5.2 Notices of meetings, reports on meetings and information about the PPG’s activities will be displayed on PPG notice boards in the surgery waiting room and on the appropriate website. Members will be notified by email alerts, and through the post when necessary.
- Organisation of the Group
6.1 The groups activities will be organised at the regular meetings of the group and sub-committee groups may be appointed for needs that may arise in the future.
6.2 The Committee will be composed of a Chair, Deputy Chair and Secretary, and
between 6 and 15 members, to be agreed at the AGM. Other members will be co-opted as
required. A quorum of 6 members including the chairman or nominated deputy should be present for each meeting.
6.3 Administrative assistance will be provided by staff at the Practice.
6.4 Any member of the Group who joins the committee will sign the Practice confidentiality
agreement before, or when attending, their first meeting