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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 15 years and has a close relationship with the Practice Partners and Management, which we highly value.

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 31st, 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 1200 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 and Finance Manager) 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, and in compliance with the latest GDPR regulations. 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

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Membership of Woodlands Medical Centre Patient Group.

The membership of the Woodlands Medical Centre Patient Group has recently reached the Committee’s 1200 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 1500, this will represent over 10% of all patients who are currently registered at Woodlands Medical Centre.      

July 23rd 2018 is the date for our next Patient Group meeting at 18.30 at the Surgery. Our keynote speaker for this meeting is Rosalind Pearce, Executive Director of Healthwatch, Oxfordshire, who will talk about its role as our local Watchdog on Health and Social Care matters.

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, and in compliance with the latest GDPR regulations. 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

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: May 9th 2018, click here, March 14th 2018, click here. January 9th 2018.






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






      • Patient Group constitution: The PG Constitution was updated at the April 23rd 2018 AGM. To access this document please click here






      • By reading our Information Sheets:




          • Issue 013 June 2018: New Practice Partner, Dr Rachel Ward. Patient Group committee. How to comment on Health and Care services. Healthy eyes. Click here

          • Issue 012 March 2018: New Sexual Health service. E-consulting trial launched. Travel Clinic update. New telephone system update. Patient representation. Click here.

          • Issue 011 February 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. Click here.

          • Issue 010 December 2017: WMC PG meeting news, Report on the PG meeting held on the 16 October 2017. Click here.







    • Issue 009, November 2017: Telephone system, Travel Clinic, Building update.  Click here.

    • Issue 008, October 2017: Flu programme. WMC extension update. New locality based patient services. Staff update. Click here.

    • Issue 007, September 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. Click here.







          • Issue 006, 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. Click here.








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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 – Our local health and care Watchdog,

Healthwatch, Oxfordshire.

12 September 10.00 am Patient Group Committee meeting

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

 

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