West Allington, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 5BNTel: 01308 421 896
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We have a Patient Participation Group at the Medical Centre, developed to:
The PPG comprises two sections:
Find out more about the role of PPGs.
National Association for Patient Participation
The 'Contact Us' tab at the top of the page enables patients to send a message relating to the PPG to the medical centre - PPG lead.
We would like to hear your views on a range of subjects.
We are keen to ensure that the views are representative of our patient population and would particularly like to hear from:
If you are interested in taking part, please join our (virtual) Patient Reference Group or if you have more time, then please express your interest in joining the PPG Steering Group. If you are not sure, then the vPRG is a good starting point.
If you are happy for us to contact you occasionally by email please click the link below to open the sign-up form and complete all the fields.
Complete the Patient Group Sign-up Form Online
PPG Application Form Leaflet.pdf
Please bring or post this form to:
Practice Manager/PPG lead
Bridport Medical Centre
BRIDPORT DT6 5BN
We will be in touch shortly after we receive your form. Please note that no medical information or questions will be responded to.
Many thanks for your assistance
The information you supply us will be used lawfully, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to know what information is held about you and sets out rules to make sure that this information is handled properly.
Please click on the links below to read reports and surveys.
PPG Annual Report 2017
18 January 2017 Minutes
16 March 2017 Minutes
PPG Annual Report 2016.pdf
16.03.18 What to do if you are unwell (B&W).pdf
16.03.04 Leaflet survey results.pdf
PPG Annual Report 2015.pdf
Appendix 1 - PPG application form leaflet.pdf
Appendix 2 - Website_FB Events.pdf
Appendix 3 (1) - Agenda focus group 6 March 2015.pdf
Appendix 3 (2) - Workgroups focus group 6 March 2015.pdf
Appendix 4 - Notes Focus Group 6 March 2015.pdf
Appendix 5 - Newsletter Performance.pdf
Appendix 6 - Acute Service (flowchart).pdf
Appendix 7 - Presentation (Dr Finucane) 6 March 2015.pdf
Appendix 8 - PPG Work plan 15-16.pdf
The PPG finalised their report in February. Through a process of consultation they reached the decision that the subject for the annual survey would be "Information"; focussing on how patients preferred to obtain information about health related matters and their views on the practice website.
One key result was the creation of of our new website and the need for the practice to continue to promote online services. Our Facebook Page offers a useful (and sometimes light-hearted) medium for promoting health campaigns, healthy living, news and comment. We also have a new "Information Area" in reception and have the display table and notice boards in the foyer.
Please read the report together with the appendices. If you would like to be involved in shaping services at Bridport Medical Centre, then why not join our (virtual) Patients Reference Group. We welcome all useful comments and suggestions!
Local PPG Report 2013-14
Appendix 1. Patient Representative Group Profile
Appendix 2. PRG Application Form
Appendix 3. Flyer to Invite Focus Group
Appendix 4. Focus Group. Notes
Appendix 5. Steering Group. Action Plans
Appendix 6. Survey. Information. Questionnaire
Appendix 7. Survey. Information. Results
A copy of the report and appendices is available to read at the medical centre. The folder can be found on the display table in the foyer (from 17.3.14).
Display in Foyer March 2014
Local PPG report 2012-13
Telephone Access Survey 2012-13
Telephone Access Comments
Follow up survey
Display in Foyer 2013
Local PPG Report 2011-12
15.12.03 BMC PPG Agenda - Steering Group 3 Dec 2015.pdf (Draft)
15.10.01 PPG Minutes Steering Group.pdf
15.06.05 PPG Minutes Steering Group.pdf 5 June 2015
15 0326 PPG Minutes Steering Group.pdf 26 March 2015
BMC hosted a well attended meeting of the Patient Participation Group.
Pictured are : Elise Ripley (Dorset CCG locality), Dr Andy Finucane and Pelham Allen (Chair).
Dr Andy Finucane gave a presentation setting out proposals for improving the provision of urgent and acute care for patients. There was an opportunity for a Q&A session, followed by lively debate as people sat in groups to discuss the proposals and the broader issues of patients choosing the right service for their particular need and how the Medical Centre could support them in managing their own health and wellbeing - set against the background of the pressure that Primary Care Services are facing. Ideas flowed freely and there was some positive feedback.
We look forward to a re-invigorated PPG under the chairmanship of Pelham Allen. He is very keen to recruit more patients to the PPG - and to have a more diverse group so as to be fully representative of the patient population. We hope you will join him so that he can harness this huge community resource. If your time is limited, you can join the Virtual Patient Representative Group - contact is via email.
Click on the "Reports & Surveys" tab to see the 2014/15 Report and appendices.
Our Patient Group event held on the 3rd June was a great success.
"Patient Involvement week at Bridport Medical Practice began with a visit from our newly appointed Patient Involvement Coordinator, Elise Ripley (right), who was on hand throughout Tuesday 3 June in our waiting area. Joined by a colleague from NHS Dorset CCG (Sue Brazier, left), Elise was promoting our Patient Participation Group which is open to all our patients. The surgery plan to keep the group informed on the work of the surgery and to provide them with opportunities to give their views on any new developments or changes to services.
As part of the promotional day, and to win a £20 Morrison's voucher, patients were asked to guess the number of satsumas contained in a large jar.
If you would like to know more about our PPG, please ask at Reception or telephone the surgery. We welcome interest from all our patients."
Find out how you can get involved with your local group - it may be as much or as little as you like. We do want to hear your views and be certain that the views of all our patients are fairly represented. PPG
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