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.
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR
Welcome to the Patient Participation Group website.
The group is now in its 8th year of working together in partnership with Dr Simon and the staff. Whilst this has been a difficult two years for everyone in relation to the Covid 19 pandemic, the PPG continued to meet virtually by holding regular online meetings.
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself; I’m Lynne Hastie-Fuller. I originally moved to Whitestone in 1992. After living abroad for a few years, I returned to Whitestone in 2010. My background is in Banking having worked in the financial sector for almost 20 years both in the UK and abroad. I am also a Speech and Drama teacher specializing in Public Speaking trained through the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
It is my hope that I can continue to work with the excellent framework that has already been established and help the PPG to grow and provide help and support to the community. One of the things I believe we have all realized during the lockdown has been how important the communication between not only the Surgery and the patients but the need for there to be welcoming groups of people who will help, listen, care and always have the patients best interests at heart.
If you have either time or skills that would benefit others please join our PPG team. We are always encouraging new membership so if you would like to join us speak to one of the receptionists who will give you contact details. Alternatively, click here and drop us a line. If you have lived in Whitestone or have recently moved here then we are an ideal way of meeting new people and making new friends.
Thank you and very best wishes
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