We welcome you to the webpage of the Beacon Medical Practice Patient Participation Group (PPG).
The purpose of the PPG is liaise between patients and the practice. It is designed as a forum to discuss the wider issues of running the practice and for introducing new ideas and initiatives. It is not designed to deal with individual problems between doctor and patient.
Patient Participation Group is made of practice staff and patients that are representative of the practice population. The PPG should be seen as the conduit between the practice and the patients on topics which are likely to lead to a better service with ideas coming from patients and the practice. Beacon Medical Practice promotes the proactive engagement of patients and seeks views from practice patients through the use of local practice surveys. The outcomes of the engagement and the views of patients are published on this website. Remember the group exists to help you express your views and your comments and suggestions will be valued.
Patients from our three surgeries have formed an Executive Committee. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) has agreed a formal Constitution, and has elected Officers. The Committee and Officers are to stand for one year, following which an Annual General Meeting is held. Nominations and elections are held and all patients are eligible to attend and vote. And of course we are always looking for people to help! If you are interested in taking part in our Patient Participation Group, please either complete the online form, or leave your contact details with Reception and they will be forwarded to the PPG Chair Person.
The current Executive Committee of the Patient Participation Group consists of the following elected Officers:
Mrs Marigold Chisnall – Chair Person
Paula Chapman – Vice Chair Person
Mrs Cathy Brockwell – Practice Manager
Mrs Vicki Coggins-Hudson – Operations Manager
Ms Fiona Brown
Mrs Ann Bliss
Mrs Susan Carey
Mr Sidney Dennis
Mr Eddie Gasson
Mr Richard Roe
Mrs Teresa Tansley
Mr Leonard Hemingway
For more information, please visit the National Association for Patient Participation website.