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COVID 19

WE ARE NOW MOVING CLOSE TO FINISHING ALL 1st DOSE VACCINATION CLINICS FOR ALL OUR ADULT PATIENTS.  IF YOU HAVE NOT HAD A VACCINE YET AND WANT TO RECEIVE YOUR VACCINATION LOCALLY YOU NEED TO CONTACT US NOW.

WE HAVE ALSO EMBARKED ON A PROGRAMME OF 2nd DOSE VACCINES THROUGH TO AUGUST. 

ALL MALTHOUSE SURGERY AND ABINGDON SURGERY PATIENTS WILL BE OFFERED TO HAVE THEIR VACCINE ADMINISTERED AT THE CHARTER, WHERE WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE LOCAL COUNCIL WE HAVE EXPANDED THE MALTHOUSE SURGERY SITE.

MASS VACCINATION SITES ARE OPEN AND THESE ARE BEING MANAGED NATIONALLY. LETTERS ARE BEING SENT DIRECTLY TO PATIENTS. IF YOU RECEIVE ONE OF THESE LETTERS IT WILL PROVIDE THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO BOOK YOUR VACCINATION AT ONE OF THESE SITES. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DO THIS BY PHONE OR ONLINE. THIS MAY MEAN YOU NEED TO TRAVEL FURTHER.

WHICHEVER OPTION YOU CHOOSE, IT IS IMPORTANT TO BE AWARE THAT YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE YOUR SECOND DOSE AT THE SAME PLACE WHERE YOU HAD YOUR FIRST DOSE AND THIS CANNOT BE CHANGED

Patient Participation Group

Patient Participation Group 

1. Rationale

In 2011 the Minister of health indicated that it would be in the patient's best interest to involve them in decision-making within the health service and to this end it was thought that this would best be achieved by setting up Patient Participation Groups in primary care. We were delighted with this concept and therefore enthusiastically went about setting up a Malthouse surgery Patient Participation Group

2. Forming the group

From the outset we were keen to invite a cross-section of our patients to provide us with a sound base for obtaining a general consensus of the best operating methods for our patients. To achieve this we took the following actions:

Our first selection process was to send an e-mail to all patients that we had an e-mail address for inviting them to join our Patient Participation Group; we hoped that this would be an even spread of patients to provide us with the wide cross-section.

Our next step was to make contact with the local Armed Forces, churches, schools and care homes

We placed adverts within the surgery on all noticeboards and added it to our information TV

Finally we added information to our website promoting the potential Patient Participation Group and provided an application form for patients to join the group

We had an excellent response and were fortunate to set up a group consisting of 73 members.  This group does change as people leave and new members join.  If you are interested in being an active member of our PPG next time you visit us please ask about joining.



 
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