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Dear Barwell & Hollycroft Patient,

 Please see the information below about the next in our series of events, held in conjunction with our health care partners, to allow people to find out more about the future of health services in their area. We’ve had good representation from PPG members at all of our events so far, and we’re really grateful for your ongoing support.

 The events will take place on the following dates:

Monday, 19th June - Hollycroft Medical Centre @ 19:00

Monday 18th September @ 18:30 to 20:00 - location TBC

We have so far delivered five events in West Leicestershire, talking to people about what we believe should be different about services in the future including having more care provided in the community, so that you only go to acute hospitals when they are acutely ill or when it is a planned procedure that cannot be done in a community setting.  These events have been extremely well attended and attendees have voiced a wide range of opinions on the proposals which we are capturing.

These events will follow the same format as our previous ones, and attendees will be able ask questions directly to senior health and social care staff about what matters most in the healthcare they receive.

As you know we have a draft plan, known as our Sustainability and Transformation Plan, which builds on the work of our Better Care Together programme and explains how we believe care can best be delivered over the next five years. This was developed together with our patients, carers and health and social care staff. We are holding these local events as although the plan covers the whole of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, we know that people want to understand what any proposed change to services will mean for them in their area and how it will affect the care they receive.

We are committed to supporting people to stay healthy and lead independent lives and believe that our proposals will help to achieve this.  We understand that the thought of change brings uncertainties for people, which is why these events are important and will allow us to have conversations with local communities about how their care might be delivered in the future.  This could be in their home, in community settings, including community hospitals and general practice for routine care or in a crisis by providing 24/7 access to urgent care.

We hope that you will be able to come along to one of our events if you haven’t already been able to attend, although further dates will be announced in the Spring .  We would also be grateful if you could circulate the invitation to your colleagues and networks as we want as many people as possible to be aware of them and have the opportunity to attend.

As these events have been extremely popular, we would be most grateful if you could please register in advance if you intend to attend, to ensure that you have a place.

To sign up for one of the events, please visit https://www.westleicestershireccg.nhs.uk/STPevents, email: communications@westleicestershireccg.nhs.uk<mailto:communications@westleicestershireccg.nhs.uk>  or telephone 0116 295 4183.

   NEXT MEETING

18th September

 AT 18:30   

 We have had a succession of meetings in the past few years. These have been well attended by Patients, Practice GPs and Practice Staff.

We have discussed organ donation, computers in the NHS and upcoming changes of staff in the surgery. We even had a prize quiz on placing body parts!

At our Meeting in August 2013 we had a speaker from CNCS our Out of Hours (OOH's) Provider who did and excellent presentation on the OOH's service. We also had an update from one of our PPG members who attended the quarterly PPG Network meeting.  Dr. Jackson and Dr. Robbins did a  presentation on Flu, the new Shingles vaccine and Cancer Awareness.

November 2013 at our meeting we looked at the results from our Practice Survey, which were very encouraging.  Some discussion also took place regarding patients who do not attend (DNA) their appointments and we will discuss some of the comments/suggestions at our next meeting in March.

Summer is here and our June 2014 meeting was a lovely sunny evening at Hollycroft, we had a speaker from the CCG (Clinical Commissioning Board) Sue Venables as well as updates from the Locality and Network PPG Meetings from Alan Plumpton one of our PPG Members.

September's meeting found us entering Autumn!! Dr. Jackson did a very interesting and informative talk about "Death and Dying", he was trying to educate patient's into forward planning! telling your loved ones your plans, encouraging patients to write and Will, record your funeral plans, plan your future care and support, register as an organ donor.  This can all be done at any age you don't have to be dying or elderly to do this! It will help you and help your family when the time comes.

We would dearly like to get more patients attending our PPG meetings, particularly the younger generation, who appear to be not so well represented.   If you know any students who may be studying in social care or wishing to enter into the medical profession perhaps you could pass the details of our PPG on to them, if they are a patient at Barwell or Hollycroft perhaps they would like to attend our meetings.

It was nice to see so many people at our meeting in July and some new faces, we hope you will come again!  We had some update from Alan Plumpton on the meetings he had attended on the PPG's behalf and Dr. Jackson did a very apt, (for this time of year), presentation on different skin cancers and what the different types look like.

At our November 2015 Meeting we had 2 representatives from the new Well Pharmacy, many questions were asked and it was decided that we would invite the Area Manager to the next meeting in February 2016.

We had a very good representation at our meeting on the 8th February 2016, we had members from the Well Pharmacy to answer the queries from the last meeting, we had Kerry who is a local area co-ordinator for Barwell and we had Natasha who represents a scheme called Light Bulb who offer support to people in their own home, practical housing support, i.e. hand rails, raised seats, bath rails etc.  Both Kerry and Natasha's schemes are pilot schemes, which means we need to use them for them to continue.  There are details of both schemes at Barwell and Hollycroft, please ask at reception.

May, we had a good attendance at our meeting at Hollycroft, discussions took place around the proposed Hinckley & Bosworth services and Dr.Jackson set a quiz on Diabetics and some interesting facts were learnt as a result.  We look forward to seeing you at our Meeting on September 5th at Barwell.  Enjoy the Summer!!

If you would like to attend any of our meetings please contact us for further information or just pass your name to the Receptionists.

We value our Patient's opinions, suggestions and comments.

Many thanks

Barwell & Hollycroft Medical Centres

If you would like to attend the above meeting but have problems with transport please inform the Receptionists, thank you

Attached Documents:                                                                  

                        2014-2015

PPG Annual Report 2014

PPG Minutes March 2014

PPG Minutes June 2014 (copy of presentation by Sue Venables available on request)

PPG Minutes Sep 2014

Updated Practice Plan Sep 2014 

                           2015-2016

 website/C82061/files/PPG Annual Report 2015.docx (Annual Report 2014-2015)

 PPG Minutes Jan 28th 2015 web.doc

 PPG Minutes April 2015

 PPG Minutes July 2015    July PPG Presentation

PPG Minutes Nov 2015  

Presentation from November 2015 PPG meeting

NEWSLETTER

Newsletter Issue 5

Minutes February 2016      A Plumpton Presentation Feb 2016  Dr. Jackson Presentation Arthritis Feb 2016

Annual Report 2016   Practice Plan

                              2016-2017

NEWSLETTER       

Newsletter issue 6

Minutes May 2016   Presentation Alan Plumpton

Minutes September 2016 Meeting      Presentation - Alan Plumpton

Newsletter Issue 7 Oct 2016

 PPG Notes Dec 2016      Dr. Jackson Presentation Winter 2016     A. Plumpton Presentation Dec 2016

PPG Notes Mar 17      A.Plumpton Presentation Mar 17             

PPG AGENDA - 19th June 2017 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHIWNuAuBjE      

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