The chair of the Sid Valley Practice's Patients Participation Group, Di Fuller, addressed the Futures Forum meeting on health:
Di Fuller [Chair of the Sid Valley Patients Participation Group (PPG), the re-named patients' forum] stated that the role of the PPG was to act as a conduit between doctors and patients, by determining views and providing information – for example, a two-week questionnaire completed by 750 patients, with the outcome of plans to refurbish the Sid Valley practice, and the recent open meeting showing the way forward to the new centre at Stowford due to open in April 2015.
Di Fuller said that forums offered the opportunity for all members of the public to discuss issues – but it remained a challenge as to how to engage the young.
Futures Forum: The Future for Health in Sidmouth: report
The Patients Participation Group is very active and forms an important part of the Blackmoor Gardens Health Centre:
This is the PPG leaflet.
Please contact the Group to get more involved.
This is a very open, welcoming group:
Patient Participation Group
Overview - Sidmouth Health Centre - NHS Choices
There is a useful report on-line, following an extensive survey:
Patient Participation Survery Report 2012/2013
A further questionnaire has been conducted this year.