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December 2017

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 on a regular basis 
  

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. Hazel Nixon. Tony Twigger. Co-opted lay members: Doreen Pinnell..

Practice members: Ann Sadler (Business Development & Finance Manager). ANO to be appointed (Practice Business Manager). Dr Katie Barber (Practice Partner representative). Linda Fry (Practice Patient Services 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.

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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.      

April 23rd, Patient Group Annual General Meeting. Keynote speaker: Lynda Lambourne, South and Central Ambulance Service, Director of Urgent Integrated Care, will speak about the new out of hours 111 service and how this is benefitting patients.

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

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

    • Minutes of the PG AGM meetings for current (unapproved) and prior year can be obtained by emailing joseph99dp@gmail.com
    • By reading our Information Sheets.  Your can obtain copies by emailing joseph99dp@gmail.com:
        • 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 23 2018.
        • Issue 010 December 2017: WMC PG meeting news, Report on the PG meeting held on the 16 October 2017 
        • Issue 009, November 2017: Telephone system, Travel Clinic, Building update.  
        • Issue 008, October 2017: Flu programme. WMC extension update. New locality based patient services. Staff update. 
        • 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. 
        • 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. 
        • Issue 005, May 2017: Who’s who at the Woodlands. New dermatology services. Didcot Hospital League of Friends fete. 
        • Issue 004, March 2017: Details on Woodlands’ clinics. Extended practice opening hours. Does the Practice have your up to date contact details? AGM notice. 
        • Issue 003, January 2017: Information on Prescriptions. Medication reviews. Car parking at the Woodlands. 


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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

     

    14 March 2018 Patient Group committee meeting 10.00-12.00 am.

    23 April 2018 6.30PM - 8.00PM - Patient Group Annual General Meeting (AGM)

    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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