The practice has a patient participation group. If you wish to contact one of the members of the group or become involved, please ask at reception.
Simmondley Medical Practice has had an active patient participation group (PPG) since 2004. It has met regularly with representatives from the practice to discuss ways of improving facilities at the practice, the results of national patient surveys & to fund raise for local charities & to provide items for the surgery, such as the outside notice board & the parking notices.
Chairman’s Review of Year 2020
Simmondley PPG members, along with everyone else, has found themselves in most unusual times, living through the Covid-19 pandemic.
It has put a hold on the way we usually meet, and we have had to learn to adapt, which has proven difficult for some members through lack of technology.
However, I would like to take time to reflect on the past year as a reminder of what we have achieved:
Yet again the traditional Simmondley PPG Christmas Raffle was held in conjunction with Simmondley Medical Practice staff. As always, we would like to thank the staff for their part in selling the tickets, and to all who provided prizes, and to Dr Jha for drawing the winning numbers. This year’s beneficiary was Read my Lips, High Peak and Tameside, and they received their donation of £150.00 at a cheque presentation in February.
Until the pandemic the PPG members continued to receive feedback on the PNG and life at the Bureau, much thanks to Lesley who has kept us up to date.
Our Friends and Family survey has now had its 6th Birthday. The PPG have been collating the patients views and comments and have produced and displayed quarterly their findings on the practice website. Please can I thank Mike, Yvonne and Sue for their continued efforts and support on this.
In light of the pandemic the practice itself have had to take on many new procedures to ensure both the safety of the staff and patients. There have been several positive comments on the Friends and Family Survey as to how safe the patients have felt when coming to the practice. The PPG would like to thank all the staff for their dedication and hard work made more difficult through the wearing of PPE and all the associated extra vigilance that is needed to help keep everyone safe.
Finally, I would like to thank all members who give up their time freely to help the PPG, which I feel is positive and is a valuable support group to the practice.
I would like to express special thanks to Mike and Ian who have held their positions and roles so well it has made my job considerably easy.
I hope that you all continue to remain safe, well and sane and like so many people I look forward to meeting face to face in the future.
Click here to download a copy of the Chairman's Review of Year 2020 (.pdf 50KB)
Click here to download a copy of the Chairman's Review of Year 2019 (.pdf 50KB)
Click here to download a copy of the Chairman's Review of Year 2018 (.pdf 35KB)
Click here to download a copy of the Chairman's Review of Year 2017 (.pdf 35KB)
Click here to download the Friends and Family Test – Results May 2021 - July 2021 (PDF 138KB)
Click here to download the Friends and Family Test – Results Feb 2021 - Apr 2021 (PDF 131KB)
Click here to download the Friends and Family Test – Results Nov 2020 - Jan 2021 (PDF 136KB)
Click here to download an extract from NHS England and NHS Improvement changes to FFT due 1 April 2020
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