Our Mission – As A Patient Group
- To act as the voice of the patient population
- To encourage increased communication and dialogue between patients and the practice
- To allow patients to take more responsibility for their own healthcare
- To support the practice and the local community
Who is on the Patient Group?
The group comprises a representative GP, Melissa Parsloe, Clare Burton plus patients drawn from across the surgery.
What the Patient Group is not about
We will not deal with personal medical issues or individual patient complaints as there is already a well established procedure to deal with these.
Where are we today?
Since the introduction of the Patient Group in June 2010, we have been extremely lucky to have had a very proactive and committed membership.
How to get involved
Patient Group Minutes
- 11th August 2021
- 14th September 2021
- 24th February 2022
- 19th May 2022
- 22nd September 2022
- 29th November 2022
- 31st January 2023
Up Coming Meetings Dates
- 5 September 2023
- 5 December 2023
The members of the Patient Group have worked together to implement new ideas, increase health awareness in the community and support the practice. Some of our successes have included:
The organisation and management of several health awareness events including at the Winchcombe Show and local high school, helping raise awareness of on-line repeat prescription ordering and supporting an ‘Aging well exercise course’ to help get the community moving that was trialled. These have received extremely encouraging feedback and show the direct connection between the work of the Patient Group and a real positive impact for a large number of people. This gives patients a greater understanding of their most relevant and important health issues.
Health awareness events have covered a wide range of topics including:
- Access to services – Pharmacy First, Physiotherapy
- Mental Health
- Men’s Health
- Teenage Health
- Lifestyle advice
Last event held on the 16th of May 2023.
Please see the Men’s Health Evening post for more information.