North Beverley Medical Centre
Off Woodall Way
Telephone: 01482 882546
Medical Emergencies dial 999
Out of Hours: dial 111
Surgery Opening Times
Monday 08.00 to 18.00
Tuesday 08.00 to 20.00
Wednesday 08.00 to 18.00
Thursday 08.00 to 18.00
Friday 08.00 to 18.00
Phone lines open from 8am to 6pm
WHO ARE WE?
We are an advisory group of patients where members work voluntarily with the surgery, acting as 'critical friends' to help the practice improve services for everyone. The practice feels it is beneficial to have this patient involvement.
The group's constructive and challenging views aim to help the surgery to better understand the patient perspective and be more responsive in their service delivery in these times of change for the NHS.
WHY HAVE A GROUP?
General Practice is changing under new NHS initiatives and continues to face a variety of challenging government objectives and priorities. General practice remains the most commonly used point of access in the NHS.
Ninety percent of those who use general practice services will be diagnosed and treated without being referred for further specialist treatment. Current government policy aims to improve both the access and delivery of services locally and reflect greater patient choice.
As healthcare is being brought closer to the patient, our practice is required to 'deliver' more each year, with little or no increase in the resources available to them. It is therefore important that these resources are used wisely and that the patient perspective - our perspective is considered.
WHAT THE GROUP DOES
The group provides a meeting point and enables us to work with the practice on a variety of areas , including such issues like:
Information from patient group meetings and discussions with practice staff will be displayed in our waiting area and on the practice website to let you know what work is currently being undertaken.
WHAT WE CAN'T DO
We are not here to facilitate individual agendas or personal complaints. Complaints must be made directly to the practice to comply with the standardised NHS Complaints Procedure and handled under a strict code of confidentiality. If you have a complaint, please either to speak to a member of the practice team or pick uo the practice information leaflet on complaints.
PATIENT GROUP MEETINGS
The group meets every three months, often on a Tuesday evening at 5.30 pm and lasts for just over one hour. Dates of forthcoming meetings can be found on our waiting room information board and on this page of the website.
Whilst the group aims to be representative of our patient experience, members are not considered delegates of the practice patients and all views expressed are based on feedback and our own experiences.
Ideally, the group should have a wide range of patients as possible in all age groups (16 years+) and of course experience. Members are not required to have any specific qualifications, just a genuine interest in helping to get the best service for patients and providing all necessary support to the excellent staff within the practice.
We are currently expanding the group to include a Virtual Group in addition to the Core membership which meets on a face to face basis. Any patient may volunteer to be a Virtual PPG member and there will be no limit on the number of patients in this group.
Members will be contacted on-line and asked to respond to issues in a similar fashion. Virtual members will also be offered the opportunity to help with projects and will be kept informed of all meeting decisions via the practice website,
If you want more information or are interested in becoming either a Core member or a virtual member of the Patient Participation Group, please provide us with your contact details either at reception or via the email below:
CORE PATIENT GROUP MEETING DATES
To be announced
MINUTES of MEETINGS
Our team will always aim to provide the best possible service to each and every patient, To that end, we welcome your comments and suggestions abot the service we provide. In return, we ask that you treat our staff with courtesy at all times. Verbal abuse of any kind or violent, intimidating conduct will not be tolerated and could mean that you will be asked to seek GP services elsewhere. That may mean you having to attend a practice contracted to deal with these circumstances by the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). This may not be at a convenient location.
We are extremely busy at times and we ask for patience when accessing our services during peak periods. Please advise if you are not able to attend an appointment as this enables us to free the slot for another patient. We cannot guarantee to see you if you arrive late for your appointment
CHANGE OF PERSONAL DETAILS
Please let the practice know if there are any changes in your personal details. This includes name and address.