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Patient Representation Group

figure with megaphoneWe would like to hear what you think of our current services and what you would like to see us offer in the future. The brave new world of GP commissioning is not far away now and it is an opportunity for you, the patient, to tell us how you would like to see your NHS develop.

The idea of the group is not to be a platform for individual complaints rather to be a voice for your age or social/ethnic group. It is a chance for you to tell us what you do and do not like about the services we provide. We will also welcome positive suggestions on how we can better serve the local community.

To help us with this, we are setting up a virtual patient representation group so that you can have your say. We will ask the members of this representative group some questions from time to time, such as what you think about our opening times or the quality of the care or service you received. We will contact you via email and keep our surveys succinct so it shouldn’t take too much of your time.

We aim to gather around a hundred or so patients from as broad a spectrum as possible of our local population to ensure a truly representative sample. We need young people, workers, retirees, people with long term conditions and people from non-British ethnic groups.

We already have a long established Patient Group which meets every 3 months at the surgery for one hour to put forward ideas and opinions on how we can make things better. Your valuable input can only add weight to what the Patient Group are trying to achieve.


The Medical Centre has, for many years, benefited from the advice and support of a Patient Group. The six representatives of the Patient Group are drawn from across the geographical area covered by the Medical Centre and assist the partners and practice management team with a patient perspective on matters affecting the surgery.

The current representatives are:

Aston le Walls Mrs Gill Taylor

The Boddingtons Mr Peter Deeley

Byfield Mr John Russell

Priors Marston Mrs Jen Ellard

Woodford Halse Ms Sharon Powell and Mrs Trudy Thornton

If you are interested in the possibility of being part of the Virtual Patient Representation Group and are happy for us to contact you occasionally by email please fill out the following form or download a copy of this sign-up form to print, complete and return to the surgery.

  1. This additional information will help to make sure we try to speak to a representative sample of the patients that are registered at this practice.

  2. Male Female
  3. Under 16 17 - 24 25 - 34
    35 - 44 45 - 54 55 - 64
    65 - 74 75 - 84 Over 84
  4. White British Irish
    Mixed White & Black Caribbean White & Black African White & Asian
    Asian or Asian British Indian Pakistani Bangladeshi
    Black or Black British Black or Black British - Caribbean Black or Black British - African
    Chinese or other ethnic Group Chinese Any Other
  5. Regularly Occasionally Very rarely


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