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It has been necessary to put measures in place to protect our patients and our practice staff,  including the suspension of appointment booking. Instead patients will be called back by a clinician who will arrange an appointment if necessary. 

For full details click here or select "Coronavirus Info/Links" from the menu on the right. Patients asked to attend an appointment will, where possible, be asked to wait in their car until called into the building by a clinician. 

Patient Participation Group

Patient Participation Group

Shawbirch Medical Centre started a Patient Participation Group (PPG) in 2012, to provide a patient viewpoint on the services the centre provides. More recently, the PPG has been put onto a more formal footing, with meetings (which all patients are entitled to attend) taking place every 3 months. The job of the PPG is to

  • contribute to the Centre's decision-making, service and facility development and provision      
  • seek ways to represent and reflect the needs of different categories of patient    
  • help patients to understand the Centre's viewpoint and ideas     
  • provide feedback to the Centre on patient concerns or needs, but excluding those of a personal or individual nature.

The PPG has set up four working groups to come up with ideas for improvement. These are on communications, facilities, making appointments and data security. The working groups generally meet more frequently than the main PPG, and report back to it.

The elected officers of the PPG are Greg Smith (Chairman), John Wardle (Vice-Chairman) and Val Dawson (Secretary).

The next PPG meeting is on Thursday 14 March 2019 at 6.30pm in the Shawbirch Community Centre. Meetings generally take about an hour and a half. The meeting includes a refreshment break where you will have the opportunity to meet staff from the Medical Centre.

Interested in joining the Group? 

Any patient of the Shawbirch Medical Centre can join the Group. If you are interested in joining the PPG please complete the online form below.

complete the form Complete the Patient Participation 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 Medical Centre.

Download the PPG New Member Registration 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.

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