Please book for your flu jab
The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk. This is to ensure you are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications.
You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you:
are 65 years of age or over
have certain medical conditions
are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
receive a carer's allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
Patient Participation Group Meeting 7th November 2017
PPG DES DoH Guidance
Patient Participation Group meeting 25 Nov 2014.doc
Patient Participation Group meeting 18th August 2015.doc
Patient Participation Meeting 5th April 2016
Patient Participation Group Minutes 13th Sept 2016
PPG meeting 13th December 2016
Patient Participation Meeting 8th March 2017
Patient Participation Group event notes 29 Aug 17
Patient Participation Meeting 30 Jan 2018
PPG meeting notes 8th March 2018
PPG meeting event notes 26th June 2018
Patient Group minutes 17th October 2018
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 PDF version of our PPG 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
The 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.
There has been a successful Patient Forum at Hetherington Group Practice (also run by us) since 2004. It has been meeting regularly aiming to meet up to 4 or 5 times a year and the group has assisted the practice in improving how we do things. Feedback from group members has been very useful for us in discussions for example on the delivery of services, our appointment systems, on the information we give to patients, feedback on patient surveys etc. The group at that stage did not want to elect a patient chair and were very happy to have the meetings run by the former Practice Manager, Judy Cook. Every meeting was also attended by a GP and a clinical topic was dicussed at the start of each meeting.
In May 2010 the Patient Forum was renamed as the Patient Participation Group (PPG) and met as a joint group with the Pavilion Medical Centre patients and staff.
In September 2011 the group held a well attended open meeting in order to recruit more members and it was decided to elect a chair from the patient members.
The patient members now meets on a bi-monthly basis on their own alternating with full meetings where the Practice Manager, Dorcas Smith attends along with Dr Steve Mowle who is the Patient Participation Lead.
New members are actively encourages to join
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