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Notice of the Annual General Meeting

Moorland Medical Centre

Patient Participation Group

Notice is hereby given that the Annual general meeting of the Patient Participation Group will be held commencing at 9.45am on Tuesday 5th July 2022 in the Community Room, St Luke’s Church, Fountain Street, Leek, Staffs.

Patients of this Practice are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting and are welcome to stay for the normal monthly meeting which will follow the AGM.

Spring Booster Covid Vaccination Campaign

This week marks the start of the Spring Booster Covid Vaccination Campaign nationally (essentially phase 4). This will be targeting the over 75 years and over and those aged

12 years and over who are clinically extremely vulnerable. LVS (Local Vaccination Service / GP run Vaccination Centres) have predominantly been asked to stand down from this phase of vaccine delivery, so that we can focus on providing core General Practice services. Leek and Biddulph PCN have decided to adhere to this guidance. We have not taken this decision lightly as we have prided ourselves on being able to deliver phase 1,2, and 3 to our patients in their locality. However, running the vaccine clinics, as well as simultaneously performing all the routine everyday core work has taken a huge toll on General Practice staff, thus to provide a sustainable service going forward we have stepped down from spring boosters.

 

As of April, we are officially putting our two vaccination centres in Leek and Biddulph into ‘hibernation’ and currently fully intend to reopen them if an Autumn/Winter 2022 booster campaign is needed. We appreciate this will potentially inconvenience some of our patients but there are now a number of excellent local vaccine clinics that can be found on the NBS (National Booking Service)

 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

 

Please be reassured that our patients residing in a care home, or who are registered as housebound, will still be catered for with a visiting service who can administer the vaccine in patient’s homes. We are working closely with MPFT (Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust) who will be providing this service, we will advise those patients affected on the specifics of this process in due course.

 

With over 50,000 vaccines now delivered by the PCN since we started in January 2021, I would like to again take this opportunity to thank all staff in the PCN, and all volunteers that have helped at both sites. Without your hard work and dedication, the success achieved in the vaccination campaigns in Leek and Biddulph would not have been possible.

 

Many Thanks

Dr Neil Briscoe 

Wearing a face covering in GP Practices

Face coverings are no longer mandatory in a number of settings from 26 January 2022.

However, we are still asking that you wear a face covering in our practice to help keep yourselves, other patients, and staff safe.

When visiting our practice, you will still be required to wear a face covering.  This will keep everyone safe from COVID-19.

You could have COVID-19 and not even know about it. That’s why anyone entering this practice must continue to wear a face covering after 26 January 2022.

If you are visiting the practice, you will still be asked to wear a face covering after 26 January 2022. If you don’t have one, please ask a member of staff and they will help you.

Thank you to everyone who continues to wear a face covering when visiting our

practice – you are helping to keep yourselves, our patients and our staff safe from

COVID-19.

If you’re coming into the practice, you will still be required to wear a face covering.

Help to keep everyone safe at your local practice.

All Staff at Moorland Medical Centre work hard to provide an excellent service to our patients

 

We are not here to suffer physical, or verbal abuse from patients, their relatives or members of the Public.

 

This practice operates a zero-tolerance policy with regards to violence or abuse. ANY patient or their relative who use threatening or offensive behaviour, either verbal or physical, in person or via the telephone or social media could be removed from the practice in order to protect our staff and other patients.

Notice of the Annual General Meeting

Moorland Medical Centre

Patient Participation Group

Notice is hereby given that the Annual general meeting of the Patient Participation Group will be held commencing at 9.45am on Tuesday 5th July 2022 in the Community Room, St Luke’s Church, Fountain Street, Leek, Staffs.

Patients of this Practice are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting and are welcome to stay for the normal monthly meeting which will follow the AGM.

 


GP Patient Survey 2021

NHS England and NHS Improvement together with Ipsos MORI, have today published the latest Official Statistics from the GP Patient Survey. The survey provides information on patients’ overall experience of primary care services and their overall experience of accessing these services.

Data are weighted by age and gender so that results resemble the eligible registered list population of each practice and CCG.

The latest survey consisted of around 2.41 million postal questionnaires sent out to adults registered with GP practices in England from January 2021 to the end of March 2021. Around 850,000 patients completed and returned a questionnaire, resulting in a national response rate of 35.3%.

Statistics » GP Patient Survey 2021 (england.nhs.uk)

https://gp-patient.co.uk/


What is the role of the Patient Participation Group (PPG)?

The PPG are a group of patients who meet, together with health professionals to ensure that patients are given a ‘voice’ within the GP practice. It is the PPG’s responsibility is to ensure that plans, services and activities respond to patient’s priorities and needs. The PPG does not discuss any patient’s personal health details.

Patient Participation Group Leaflet

 

Where and when do we meet?

The meetings take place at Moorland Medical Centre on a Tuesday morning, on ten occasions per year. Subgroups formed from a few PPG members meet more frequently when working on specific projects.

 

Examples of work completed to date

  • Completing annual patient surveys
  • Planning health awareness weeks, held at the surgery which included co-ordinating a range of health specialists and speakers
  • Assisting in obtaining patient feedback to aid the planning of health services
  • Improving access for ambulances visiting the surgery via new road markings

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Getting involved.

Would you like to join the Moorland Medical Centre PPG?

Join us as an active volunteer and use your personal experience to contribute to the planning of local healthcare services. Every member’s contribution is valued and appreciated. It is essential that all information is kept strictly confidential, you would therefore be required to sign a confidentiality agreement prior to starting.

 

Joining the PPG

Email us at, moorland.med@nhs.net

Telephone us on 01538 399008

Or

Pop in to the practice and request a contact form, please return it to the practice when you have completed it.

Visit the Moorland Medical Centre website atwww.moorlandmedicalcentre.co.uk and follow the links.

If you are happy for us to contact you occasionally by email please click the link below to open the sign-up form and complete all the fields.

complete the form Complete the Patient Group Sign-up Form Online

If you prefer, you can download the sign up form as a pdf document, print it out, complete it and return it to the practice.

download the pdf form Download the pdf version of our sign up form

We will be in touch shortly after we receive your form. Please note that no medical information or questions will be responded to.

Many thanks for your assistance


information you supply us will be used lawfully, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to know what information is held about you and sets out rules to make sure that this information is handled properly.

 
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