Patient Participation Group
Haughton Thornley Medical Centres has an active Patients Forum whose aims are to:
- Represent the Patient 'voice' to the Practice
- Provide advice to the Practice on Surgery NHS services
- Provide additional advice to the Practice on PCT/NHS directives that affect the surgery and its patient population
Patients are a very important part of the practice. After all, helping patients with their health issues is why the practice is there in the first place!
The Patient Participation Group represents the views of the patients to the practice. We also work with the practice to maintain and develop the high standard of care currently provided.
In addition we provide information in lots of different ways to help patients manage their health issues.
We are a very friendly bunch & would love you to get in touch if you have any ideas you think would improve services or any subjects you would like us to cover.
You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or there is a form you can fill in at the bottom of this webpage and we would love to hear from you!
At the moment our main meetings are on Thursday afternoon. We post the dates in the waiting room and display the record of the meeting so you can see what we have covered.
Self Care Week
The most recent event we organised was for Self Care Week. You can see pictures and watch videos of the day including an introduction by our chair Ingrid Brindle by clicking here
Our practice manager arranged for us to have a stall in the Clarendon Shopping Centre. Several of us went down for the day with lots of information about how to make healthy life choices.
Some of the topics we covered were
- Losing weight
- Healthy eating
- Gluten free cooking
- Exercise and exercise classes
- Knowing that you have a healthy pulse
- Giving up smoking
- Mental health issues
- Blood pressure
Dr Hannan & Dr Gutteridge were there to answer questions & give advice & Don Hunter was there with his sculpture to attract the crowds. It was a really great day and we got lots of positive feedback. Did you see us?
Some time ago we organised a resuscitation day. We had masses of visitors all learning how to do CPR. Since then Vinnie Jones has been publicising the "Staying alive” campaign for the British heart foundation. You can see the short video of Geoff Pogson from Tameside Hospital who led our day and the "Staying alive” video underneath here.
What would you like us to organise next?
What would help you?
Remember to fill in the form at the bottom of the page so we can get in touch.