The overall aim of our group [PPG] is to develop a positive and constructive relationship between patients, the Practice and the community it serves, ensuring the practice remains accountable and responsive to all its patients needs.
Our group is affiliated to The National Association for Patient Participation which issues periodic bulletins and newsletters. These can be accessed at www.napp.org.uk.
The Richmond Medical Centre PPG key aims are detailed in the Terms of Reference
Our Patient Participation Group Membership
All registered patients are welcome to join the PPG although, in the interests of effective decision making, membership of the core is limited to twelve. Specialist sub-groups may be formed to deal with specific topics utilising individual skills and interests. Our group meets regularly approximately every eight weeks. Members can be contacted through reception.
Our Practice and PPG is one of seven local medical practices that comprise the OPTIMUS Group of Practices in the Lincoln area.
Optimus aims and objectives include:-
- A consortium based Patient Liaison group in order to engage with its patients to work together on shaping future services in General practice.
- Communication links with patients about services being delivered and issues relating to the delivery and use of them; this may or may not be directed by local or national policies.
- The OPTIMUS Patient Liaison group of practices meet regularly four times a year and during that time develop ways to meet and listen to the views of the patients in all seven practices.