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Welcome

Welcome from the Woodlands’ Patient Group Chair, Martin Tarran-Jones

Every registered patient of the Woodlands’ Practice is entitled to belong to its Patient Group (PG). Our message is: “Patients and Practice, working in Partnership.” We exist to help improve services for patients.

The PG has been running for 14 years and has a close relationship with the Practice Partners and Management, which we highly value.

The Information on these web pages will be updated regularly. 
  

Main Activities

The main activities of the PG are:

  • Our PG committee meets every two months to oversee our work and to plan ahead.
  • Each year prior to May we hold an Annual General Meeting to which all patients are invited.
  • We hold two to three PG Group meetings each year, with keynote speakers and the chance for patients to be updated on Practice news and to ask questions of its management.
  • We have a database of over 1000 patients who have authorised us to hold just their names and email address, so that we can send them information about the Practice and other key non-clinical NHS and Social Care news. The database is managed by our Secretary: Dermot Paddon.
  • We are working with the Practice to launch the new Patient dedicated facility at the Woodlands.

Patient Group Committee Members

Your PG committee members:

Lay members: Martin Tarran-Jones (Chair), Robert Stocks (Vice Chair). Dermot Paddon (Secretary), Sam Buckley (Treasurer), Wendy Price (Patient services), Gaynor Thomas. Tony Twigger.

Practice members: Ann Sadler (Practice Business Development & Finance Manager). Sam Barrett (Practice Business Manager). Dr Rachel Ward (Practice Partner representative). Linda Fry (Practice Operations Manager).

Joining the Patient Group

If you would like to join the PG you can send an email to Dermot Paddon at: joseph99dp@gmail.com. The PG database is run on the same principles of data protection compliance as are used by the Practice itself. We only use it to send you relevant Practice, NHS, and Social Care information, and news of events that we are running. You will have no obligations and can ask to leave the database at any time. Your email address will never be disclosed to a third party without your permission. If you receive Patient Group updates and you no longer wish to do so, please email Dermot Paddon accordingly: joseph99dp@gmail.com

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Latest News WPG

Membership of Woodlands Medical Centre Patient Group.

The membership of the Woodlands Medical Centre Patient Group has recently reached the 1000 members’ target.  This is a huge achievement for all the Patient Group Committee members who actively recruit new members to the group.  Next target is 1250, this will represent 10% of all patients who are registered at Woodlands Medical Centre.      

July 23rd 2018 is the date for our next Patient Group meeting at 18.30 at the Surgery. We will advise our keynote speaker for this soon.

New PG Committee members sought:

Our Constitution allows us to have up to ten lay-committee members and we currently have seven. We meet once every two months. If you would like to find out more, please contact our secretary Dermot Paddon at: joseph99dp@gmail.com

 

Joining the Patient Group

If you would like to join the PG you can send an email to Dermot Paddon at: joseph99dp@gmail.com. The PG database is run on the same principles of data protection compliance as are used by the Practice itself. We only use it to send you relevant Practice, NHS, and Social Care information, and news of events that we are running. You will have no obligations and can ask to leave the database at any time. Your email address will never be disclosed to a third party without your permission.

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Keeping up to date with Woodlands' Patient Group

You can keep up to date with the Patient Group in the following ways:

    • Minutes of our last three PG committee meetings: Our last 3 PG committee meetings were held on: March 14th 2018, January 29th 2018. November 8th 2017

Committee Meeting 14 March 2018

Committee Meeting 10 January 2018

Committee Meeting 8 November 2017

    • Minutes of the PG AGM meetings: If you would like to read the minutes of the AGM held on April 3rd 2017.  Minutes of the AGM held on April 23rd 2018 are not yet available.

AGM April 2017.

    • Patient Group constitution: The PG Constitution was updated at the April 23rd 2018 AGM. 

Constitution Amendments April 2018 

Information Sheets

Information sheet May 2017  Who’s who at the Woodlands. New dermatology services. Didcot Hospital League of Friends fete.

Information sheet June 2017  Travel advice. See the travel vaccinations page, this is located on the home page along the top line of tabs, it is located under our services tab

Information sheet Sept 2017 Travel Clinics; Ear syringing; Flu Program; PG Patient Group meeting notice. Making complaints and comments. How to express comments on Woodlands services on the NHS Choices website

Information sheet October 2017 Flu programme. WMC extension update. New locality based patient services. Staff update

Information sheet November 2017 Telephone system, Travel Clinic, Building update.

Information sheet January 2018 New phone system installed. New Practice services. Staff update. New Electronic Boards. Hospital Press Release digest on parking. News about the PG AGM on April 23rd 2018. 

Information Sheet March 2018 New Sexual Health service. E-consulting trial launched. Travel Clinic update. New telephone system update. Patient representation.

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UPCOMING PATIENT GROUP (PG) SPONSORED EVENTS

Information on these events will be sent out to all PG members, and displayed in the surgery as they become due, all PG events will run at Woodlands Medical Centre unless otherwise advised.

23 July 2018 6.30PM - 8.00PM - Patient Group Event - Subject TBC

29 October 2018 6.30PM - 8.00PM - Patient Group Event - Subject TBC 

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