WFHP Wide PPG Meeting
Posted 1 March 2018
In February, Stella Baldwin, the patient representative on the WFHP board, organised a very well attended meeting of all the six PPGs that are attached to WFHP.
excellent representation from all of the sites, with 28 patients; along with
the Chairman of WFHP, Dr Roy Williams and the CEO, Clare Nock.
All of the 6
sites have their own well represented PPG which meets at least 6 times a year.
The aim of the PPG is to be a ‘critical’ friend to the sites by as advising them
of the patient perspective on their services as well as assisting the site with
carrying out research and organising health promotion events to encourage patients
to take responsibility of their own care. WFHP appreciates all the PPG members
input into the running of their sites and to update the members at this group
wide meeting, the CEO gave a presentation on the WFHP key successes and what
the areas of focus are going forward. The PPG members were encouraged to ask
questions on a range of topics including Finance, Prescribing, Online Access
and Phone Lines. In addition, matters such as how to attract younger members
and ideas of events were shared amongst the participants. There were a lot of
good feedback from the group after the meeting which was considered very
positive and productive! After this first successful meeting, the next one has been arranged for late June 2018.