Our Patient Group
Our meetings are informal with GPs and staff providing news and updates about the services we provide. We often ask for advice and feedback to help develop and improve our services. We also discuss what is going on in the wider health community. Each year our Patient Group helps us to prepare a patient survey and to agree action points from your feedback.
Meetings are held approximately bi-monthly, from 7-8.30pm. If you would like to join us please tell a member of our reception team or email us at email@example.com
If you are unable to attend or prefer not to attend the meetings but still wish to be involved we can add you to our Online Patient Group and send you information and also seek you opinions and feedback from time to time via email. Please click below to join our Online Patient Group:If you would like to speak to a member of our Patient Group to find out more, please let us know and we will arrange for them to contact you.
You can read the minutes of our last meeting below:
The Wycliffe Medical Practice
Patient Group Meeting: Tuesday 3 December 2019 – 7-8pm
Salaried GP recruitment – Dr Maria Keerig joined us from early November, working three sessions per week, all day Tuesday and Thursday morning. She also works as a lecturer at the University of Leicester Medical School.
Registrars – Dr Shah completed his first four months in general practice today and returns to further training at UHL
Dr Booth is here until August 2020 in her final placement before qualifying as a GP
Medical Students have started their rotations here for this academic year – we will have four in total for five weeks each- Dr Shapiro is the lead tutor
The Lutterworth Share & Care continues to meet weekly in the Community Room. The group also meets at other venues in the town on different days of the week and we are pleased to support this venture. Dementia patients will also have access to an Admiral Nurse one day per month in the New Year to provide extra support
Christmas closures – We will close at 4pm on Christmas Eve and at 4pm on New Year’s Eve – but there will be an on call GP to ensure medical cover is provided until NHS 111 take over at 6.30pm
PCN Update – We have recruited two people as a job share to the Social Prescriber Role – currently undergoing induction Natasha and Sam will work here and at the four other local practices. They will help patient who require non- medical information by signposting to other services, working closely with Market Harborough District Council
The PCN will also be recruiting a Pharmacist to work across the practices, providing support to GPs with work streams such as medicine reviews
From April 2020 we plan to have a First Contact Physio Therapist – who will be able to see, diagnose and treat patients with musculoskeletal problems, such as sprained ankles and backs without them having to see a GP first. Patients will be directed to the therapist instead of a GP appointment when appropriate problems are identified. The benefits include patients getting treatment sooner and the release of GP time to see patients with other medical conditions
All PCNs in Leicestershire were invited to provide medical cover under the Home First Scheme - an initiative aimed at patients being supported in their own home to enable early discharge from hospital, preventing admissions. The Wycliffe Medical Practice together with a majority of the South Blaby and Lutterworth PCN practices voted not to provide medical cover to Home First in this area at present – Dr Johnson explained that we were concerned that the GP part of the initiative had not been tested before launch and that the requirements for GP time were unknown. We did not want to take on extra responsibilities which were so unclear and could impinge on our care of our other patients. Patients under the Home First Scheme in this area will have medical cover provided by Derbyshire Health United from January and short term cover by Advanced Nurse Practitioners.
Patient Group Items
Water fountain/dispenser – to be installed in next few weeks
Some group members had not received the minutes from the October meeting. Alison apologised as she had sent these out and may have used an older version of the distribution list. Those present who had not received the minutes provided the updated email addresses and the minutes from October will be resent with these.
Dates of meetings for 2020:
We wish all members of our Patient Group
a Merry Christmas
a Happy and Healthy New Year
Friends and Family test
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National Association for Patient Participation
Patient participation is a unique partnership between patients, GPs and their practice which is essential to and results in high quality and responsive care.
Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) work in partnership with their practices to:
- help patients to take more responsibility for their health.
- contribute to the continuous improvement of services and quality of care
- foster improved communication between the practice and its patient
- provide practical support for the practice and help to implement change
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