PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP PPG

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Our most recent meeting was held on 13th september at 6pm. The agenda included the election of Chair (Mark Jepson) and Vice Chair (Helen Rose) and a discussion on how we were planning / running our flu and covid clinics this year. We also shared our new newsletter with the group and discussed what we felt was appropriate to publish. We are also hoping the local magazines Spotlight, Felixstowe Flyer and the Felixstowe Society newsletter will allow us some space to try and let our Patients know the benefits of using the E-Consult service. We are focussing on the following campaigns; Stoptober, Alcohol Free October, National Cholesterol Month and Menopause Awareness this month. There will be displays in the waiting rooms with information surrounding these with information for Patients to use. If you would like to have a copy of the minutes or would like to join us for the next meeting in January 2023 please contact aimee.wiseman@nhs.net

During our meeting on 11th April 2022 at 6.30pm we were lucky enough to have a presentation from ID Medical, a new service running from the Surgery which provides minor operations for all patients over 16 years of age who are in the Ipswich and East Suffolk locality. We discussed the dementia and disability assesments which have recently been carried out at the Surgery and the changes that have been implemented following this. Our new website was discussed and feedback was requested from the PPG. We shared feedback about the Level Two Youth Project who have recently been providing a service to young people based at the Surgery with their youth bus. We also agreed that our next health campaigns within the surgery would be focussing on “stress awareness” and “on your feet Britain” for April and “National walking month” and “Sun awareness week” for May. If you would like to have a copy of the minutes or would like to join us for the next meeting on the 13th September please contact aimee.wiseman@nhs.net.