Join us at the Kings Park Surgery
‘The patient voice is the most powerful voice in the NHS and it needs to be heard.’
Martin Johnson, PPG Committee member
Kings Park Surgery has a Patient Participation Group (PPG) which all registered patients are welcome to join. The group meets on a regular basis and they work with the practice staff to improve the services offered to patients.
Date of next meeting: Wednesday 27 July 2016, 7pm – 8 pm
Location: Kings Park Surgery waiting room
Why join the Patient Participation Group Committee?
Here is why some of the current members of the committee decided to join.
Patricia Birch (Chair): I joined really because the Practice Manager asked me to. I am so glad I did. It has helped enormously to get an insight into the work that goes on behind the scenes, and allowed me to have a much better understanding of the problems in the NHS. I am pleased to say that by joining the PPG, I and others have been responsible for airing our complaints and improving the service we get from our GP practice.
Anisha Patel: I joined the PPG because healthcare in my local area is important to me. I am also very interested in understanding what challenges we as patients are faced with and supporting the PPG to tackle them through the correct channels. I work for the NHS, so have an interest in the NHS workforce and service delivery.
Danny H: I joined the surgery two years ago and I was impressed with how easy it was to obtain an appointment. Sadly as the population in the area increases it’s becoming harder to get an appointment. Yet the practice is obliged to continue asking for new patients. The staff are helpful, the GPs are outstanding and the Practice Manager is approachable. By working as part of a team, I want to make a difference.
Graham Cooper: As a retired London Fire Fighter (10 years and ill health due to a brain tumour), I re-joined as a Fire Safety Officer. With my own and my wife's medical history of mental health and physical difficulties, I thought I may be able to make a difference having experienced a poor service from GPs over the years. I also feel that I have much experience to help the PPG in this area.
Kay Dawson (Deputy Chair) and Tony Dawson: We joined the GP surgery and PPG when it very first opened up. We joined in the hope of improving the services of the GP surgery, not only for ourselves but also for all of the registered patients. We find it very important that all of the patients get the best care that can be provided, and we want to be part of that.
Martin Johnson: As a healthcare professional, I have spent over 30 years working within the NHS. Now I am working outside of the NHS I hope to use my knowledge and experience for the benefit of Kings Park Surgery. The patient voice is the most powerful voice in the NHS and it needs to be heard.
Paul Harrison: I work at a big London hospital and being part of the PPG gives me another perspective on healthcare. My particular interest is in patient access to health records and in ways to help patients manage their own health and get quick access to health services when they need it.
Sidney Giles (Treasurer): Having been part of a residents group for many years, I started to look for something else. I joined the PPG knowing that I could voice with others for a better service. I am pleased to say I have found this with Kings Park. I have a big interest in healthcare and I am one of those people who fight to save the NHS.
Kings Park Surgery has a new telephone number: 0300 300 1573.
The Kings Park Surgery is located within the Polyclinic walk in centre which also has on-site facilities for the taking of X-rays, blood tests, and for performing minor surgical procedures.
The centre has undergone refurbishment, resulting in improved access for mobility impaired patients, and the building now has two lifts for your convenience.
The clinic houses a café serving light refreshments and beverages for patients awaiting their consultation and is open 365 days a year.