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WHITESTONE SURGERY- PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP (WS-PPG)

TERMS OF REFERENCE

PURPOSE OF THE GROUP

To be an independent patient-focused voice representing the views of the population and communities of Whitestone surgery. With specific reference to health and social matters that influence the strategic planning of the surgery while ensuring compliance to high quality standards.

VALUES OF THE GROUP

TO:

  • Listen
  • Observe
  • Respect each other’s opinions and
  • Challenge constructively in an open honest forum

TERMS OF REFERENCE

  1. To receive, review, comment and where appropriate make recommendations on documents/plans/policies either produced by Whitestone practice, NWPGF/and or/ WNCCG
  2. Identify issues, concerns, views of the community of the Whitestone practice on health and social matters including
    • Health and social care service provision
    • Unmet need for health and social care in the community
    • Inequalities in health and social care
    • Quality of care across the practice
  3. To act as a voice for the patients to ensure that the views of the community are represented in decisions on health and social care matters
  4. To network, establish links, work in partnership with, the community, other organisations/agencies/established groups to ensure a coordinated approach to engagement and involvement with `all groups` with health and social care interests.
  5. To ensure effective communication network at all times with all members, partners and anyone with stake holder interests

CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR

CHAIR

The chair of WS-PPG will be elected for a two year term of office from within the PPG membership and will act as a key link between the members, the GP and the WNPGF (Warwickshire north patient group forum)

The chair will

  • Raise questions put forward by WS-PPG members with the GP and WNPGF
  • To represent the agreed views of the WS-PPG to the GP and WNPGF
  • To act as a communication link between the WNPGF and the GP.

VICE CHAIR

The vice chair will be elected for a two year term of office from within the ppg membership.

  • The role of the vice chair will be to deputise for the chair

ELECTION/RE-ELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR

There will be a three month lead in period for the newly elected chair/vice chair. Elections to take place June 2016 with appointment/commencement date of September 2016.

CORE MEMBERSHIP

Will be from the patient data base of the Whitestone practice and will not exceed 15 members

ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS

Members of WS-PPG, representative from GP and practice staff, and from time to time representatives from other organisations may be requested to attend. An open door approach to other organisations/ visitors will be encouraged/adopted

FREQUENCY OF MEETINGS

Meetings to be held on a quarterly basis.

QUOROM

A minimum of five (5) of the listed membership.

 

THESE TERMS OF REFERENCE WILL BE REVIEWED ANNUALLY

DK/WS-PPG TOR/10/14.

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