The PPG meets  Bi Monthly on a  Wednesday  at 7pm see below for date of next meeting  

 All patients are welcome to attend. Next Meeting is the AGM 23rd May

You can access the minutes from each PPG meeting from the following Page MINUTES:    Archieved news can be found from this link    Past news.- 

 Current news Bites below:-  We also have a social event facebook page with event photos which can be found here  FACEBOOK        

 

Patient Participation Group (PPG terms of reference)

The Patients Participation Group (PPG) is a voluntary group made up of Jenner Health Centre patients which acts as a link between the patients and  the  Practice  to feed up  patient health related issues and to publicise  information via our notice board. It has also been very successful in raising funds for the practice, having  raised over £5000 for equipment since its formation in March 2011.

The Jenner Health Centre is part of  the  Greater Peterborough  Local  Commissioning  Group (LCG) which is part of the Cambridge & Peterborough  Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The former Borderline LCG, made up of 10 GP Practices between Peterborough, Cambridge  and  Northampton, of which we were a member, joined with Peterborough LCG on 1st April 2016 to form Greater Peterborough LCG covering  29 practices.

The PPG meets Bi – Monthly on Wednesday evenings at the Jenner Health Centre normally at 1900 hrs. Normal meetings discuss items raised by patients, formulate social and fundraising activities and analyse/compile the Patient Survey forms. There is always at least 1 GP  and the Practice Manager at each PPG meeting. Special meetings are also arranged with speakers from  various  regional patient support groups eg  Alzheimers  Society, Epilepsy, AgeUK etc. Any items which are causing concern among patients can be raised at the PPG forum which meets  monthly , where issues are discussed by reps from each of the PPGs in the former  Borderline LCG. This forum will continue to meet in its present format until September 2016, when the future makeup of the Greater Peterborough PPG forum will be decided.  

The members of the committee are following the AGM held on Wednesday last week are as follows:-  As you may remember Gary Stewart and myself had to stand down as chairman and secretary respectively of the PPG committee as demanded by the PPG constitution. This states that an officer can hold his or her appointment for a period of 3 years only.  There was a reluctance by those present to take on the responsibilities and work of those roles however the positions have been filled, although there has also been a reorganisation of the duties of those roles.
 
Gary has become the Jenner Representative on the Patient Forum.
Jan Sharman has become the chairman of the committee.
Tracey Sharman has taken on the role of secretary.  You can contact Tracey on her email address jennerhealthppg@gmail.com.  Please note that Tracey is in full time employment and is therefore not available for telephone calls. 
My contact details remain the same jsharman76@btinternet.com and I can be contacted on 01733 202782 if you need to discuss any PPG matters.
 
We want to raise the profile of the group and encourage as many patients as possible to join with us in order to fully represent the views of all patients in this practice.
Regards
Jan Sharman
Jenner PPG (chairman)

If any patients are interested  in taking a more active part in the PPG  or require more  information, please contact Jan Sharman.

NEWS bites 

Dear PRG members,   You will find below the latest round-up email of news, press releases and items for comment etc.

We would appreciate it if you could address your questions and responses to the mailbox capccg.contact@nhs.net or directly to any specified team in the bulletin.   Thank you

Patient's Choice Award

 

Please cascade the attached poster for this year’s Patient's Choice Award. This popular award offers patients and the public an opportunity to have their say and recognise the NHS staff who have made a difference to their lives. Submission of entries has to be online and the deadline date for submissions is Friday 9 February 2018. Further information on the attached poster.

 

Diabetes UK Events

 

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group has is working with Diabetes UK to arrange two more patient engagement events. We had two successful events at the end of last year, one in Cambridge and one in Peterborough. We are keen to also speak to people in other localities, and we have therefore organised two further events – one at Hinchingbrooke on 19 April and one in March on 25 April 2018.

 

The events are a great opportunity for people to:

 

•         Find out what services are available for people with diabetes in your local area

•         Ask local healthcare professionals questions on diabetes care

•         Meet people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes who live in your local area.

 

Information about the events is attached.

 

To book a place call Diabetes UK on 01376 501390 or email Eastern@diabetes.org.uk. Alternatively places can be booked online at 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/ e/cambridge-public-engagement- event-tickets-39011462334

 

Have you say on the organ donation consultation

 

The government plans to change the organ donation system to an ‘opt-out’ system.  To find out more and submit your views click here. The consultation closes at 11.59pm on 6 March 2018.

 

NHS England announces consultation on ACO contracts

NHS England has announced it will be launching a consultation on the contracting arrangements for Accountable Care Organisations (ACOs).

 

There is widespread support for ending the fragmented way that care has been provided to improve services for patients and the NHS has been working towards this in a number of ways.

 

Read more on the NHS England website.

 

Arts on Prescription

 

Arts on Prescription free art workshops for people with anxiety or depression or any other mental health problems.  They take referrals from your GP or any other professional and there are 5 places still available on the new series, which will take place at the Norris Museum in St Ives from 1-3pm on Wednesdays 14th of February to 16th of May, please find attached poster with correct dates, referral form and leaflet. 

 

There are places available on the current rolling programme at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge from 1-3pm on Tuesdays until 10th of April 2018.

 

They have a waiting list for people interested in a series they hope to run in Peterborough too. 

 

Please do tell anyone you think may be interested in Arts on Prescription and display the poster and leaflet attached.  If you have any question about these workshops please contact wlmailhtml:MindArts@gmail.com

 

 

Saira Law,   Primary Care Business Support Assistant Corporate Affairs Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group Lockton House Clarendon Road Cambridge CB2 8FH

 

T: 01223 725 321

 

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Communications & Engagement Team
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group
capccg.contact@nhs.net
01223 725317 / 01223 725304