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Staithes Patient Participation Group


Staithes Surgery is eager to ensure that local people are actively involved in deciding how the health services they use should develop.  In order to provide patients with the opportunity to express their views the Staithes Surgery Patient Group was set up in 2013.  The group started up as a virtual groups which communicated via email and progressed into a group meeting up at the surgery quarterly in 2015.


The Staithes Patient Participation Group has been established to:


  • Improve communications between doctors and the patients, and in particular to give feedback to the practice about the patient priciple concerns and expectations
  • Provide an informal mechanism for receiving patients suggestions and constructive criticism about the practice and its organisation.
  • Provide a forum for the discussion of the health education topics of interest to patients and to help patients to take more responsibilty for their health.
  • Encourage the promotion of voluntary community care, especially for the housebound and elderly.
  • Act as a community pressure group using its influence to bring local needs to the attention of health and local authorities.
  • The success of the proposed changes to the NHS, in particular the closer involvement of GP surgeries in the commissioning and purchase of services will rely on "Healthcare Professionals working together with patients and the public to improve the health of the communities they serve" The Patient Participation Group provides this forum.

We would welcome new member to join the group.  If you are interested in becoming a member of the group then please contact the Patient Group Secretary Hazel Hickman via email at hazelhickman@btinternet.com or telephone the surgery asking for either Debbie Harrison or Vicki Upton who can pass your details to Hazel.


Meetings are held quarterly, or more frequently if circumstances call for it.

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