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 Wivenhoe Surgery
national health service

Date Of Next Meeting incl AGM    

Wednesday 28th November 2018 6.30pm



Wivenhoe Medical Centre Phillip Road


New Members Welcome


Agenda Available Soon under 'Our Documents' 





Forthcoming Meetings in 2019  


Wivenhoe Medical Centre   Wednesdays @ 6.30pm        


23rd January 2019


27th March 2019


26th June2019


25th September 2019


27th November 2019




Breaking NEWS   


Volunteers Sought for the   'My Weight Matters' Programme  

Supported by ACE Lifestyle Health Professionals


For more information, contact:  

Peter Hill   01206 823 073 or Neil Hopkins  07855 065 634          






Wivenhoe Patients Participation Group          


It is government policy that each GP practice, which may be a practice or medical centre, establish a Patient Participation Group (PPG) run by volunteers who are also patients.  PPG meetings are attended by practice staff alongside public members, whose purpose may well develop over the years.    


Wivenhoe PPG has been in situ since February 2016 but can now really achieve results following the practice move to Phillip Road in October 2017, as not only has the uncertainty been lifted, but the new premises offer far more space and opportunity to develop services than was possible in the old building.      

The objectives of the group are to improve the service for the patient and to improve communication between the practice and its patients, which can several forms, including to:      


1 offer feedback on patients' observations and experiences (good and bad)


2 put pertinent questions to practice staff to discover reasons for policies/processes/the remit/government and legal requirements. etc  


3 invite guest speakers ot meetings


4 advise and inform


5 liaise with other groups


6 support and promote patient health initiatives


7 explain developments/changes in policy encountered by the practice to patients to ensure that patients receive an accurate account of any situation 


8 influence the provision of local health and social services


9 promote the aims and achievements of the PPG to a wider audience (posters, stalls, articles, word of mouth, etc)


10 undertake surverys


11 arrange talks and presentations for patients


12 raise funds


13 be inclusive in terms of age, gender, race, religion, social background, etc      




Terms of Reference       


The PPG will:     


1 run the PPG with Chair and Secretary


2 meet on a bimonthly basis


3 ensure a quorum of 6 or more


4 contribute to practice decision-making and will consult on service development & provision


5 be the voice of Wivehoe by providing feedback on patients' viewpoint


6 help patients understand Wivenhoe Medical Centre's viewpoint


7 communicate information about the community which may affect healthcare


8 promote good health and higher levels of health literacy by encouraging and supporting activities within the the practice and promoting preventative medicine  


9 influence the provision of secondary healthcare and social care locally


10 give feedback to NHS trusts on consultations


11 not discuss patients' individual complaints


12 decisions will be given as a group


13 review the Terms of Reference on an annual basis                         




PPG Members  


Public Members  


Frances Millard (Chair)


Peter Hill (Vice Chair)


Penny Craft (Secretary)            


Asa Aldis  


Elizabeth Baines  


Neil Hopkins                           


Michael Horley  


Sandra Lawrence  


Neil Lodge  


Margaret Newman  


Timothy Sherwen  


Gillian Sleightholme    



Surgery Staff Members  


Dr S Cooper (GP)


Zoe Cronin (Practice Manager)


Richard Gray (Administrator)    





Important Websites


Patient Participation Organisations                 


NEE Health Forum North East Essex Health Forum          https://www.neessexccg.nhs.uk/health-forum  

NAPP   National Association for Patient Participation        http://www.napp.org.uk/Local


Health Services   


ACE Anglia Community Enterprise                                  http://www.acecic.co.uk/

CHUFT Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust http://colchesterhospital.nhs.uk/ Colchester

Walk In Centre North Colchester HealthcareCentre                                                                       https://www.northcolchesterhealthcarecentre.nhs.uk/  

EEAST East of England Ambulance Service Trust              http://www.eastamb.nhs.uk/  

EPUT Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust  https://www.eput.nhs.uk/  

NEECCG North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group   http://www.neessexccg.nhs.uk/  

St Helena Hospice St Helena Hospice                               http://www.sthelenahospice.org.uk/  


Essexwide Organisations 



Essex Healthwatch Essex Healthwatch http://www.healthwatchessex.org.uk/ Essex Social Services

Essex County Council Health & Social Care http://www.essex.gov.uk/Health-Social-Care/Pages/Health-and-Social-Care.aspx     


Local Organisations 



Community 360  Community 360                                  http://www.community360.org.uk  

CVST Community Voluntary Services Tendring               https://www.cvstendring.org.uk/  

PALS Patient Advisory Liaison Service                            http://www.neessexccg.nhs.uk/pals-complaints


National Organisations 


DH Department of Health              https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health

NHS England

NHS England                                                               https://www.england.nhs.uk/ 

NICE National Institute for Health & Care Excellence       https://www.nice.org.uk/

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