Saturday, 15 February 2020

Countywide PPG Network Event

The Countywide PPG Network meeting took part on Friday 14th February 2020 at Churchdown Community Centre. Andrew and Kevin from the Aspen PPG were in attendance and represented the practice.  The event was hosted by the Clinical Commissioning group who presented the agenda to a well attended meeting.

Becky Parish - Associate Director, Engagement and Experience from the NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group started the event with Becky’s Round Up.  This started with an ICE breaker to get PPGs to meet other members across the County.  Following the ICE breaker Becky gave a round up covering a host of topics.

During the break attendees had the opportunity to visit various stands in the Marketplace which presented a number of information stands

Digital surgery with Kevin Gannaway-Pitts and Kara Smith      
National GP Survey
Fit for the Future output of engagement
Long Term Plan
Friends and Family Test resources
PPG templates
What matters to you – CCG Information Bus

Following the break, Jo White, Programme Director for Primary Care presented a QA session on Phlebotomy Services in Gloucestershire before wrapping up with the Spotlight on… how to communicate with patients and virtual PPG members

Put the dates for next meetings for 2020 in your diary:
Friday 24th April
Friday 17th July
Friday 16th October

Friday, 17 January 2020

PPG News

The PPG Group met on the 8 Jan 2020 at the Aspen Centre, which was well attended by members of the PPG.  The minutes of the  meeting have been published and uploaded

You will see these are very productive meetings and showcases the work going on to support the patients experience and keep patients updated and informed with utilising the centre in the most efficient way.  If you would like to get involved with the PPG, please contact the Chairman from this site. 

The date of the next meeting is scheduled for the 4 Mar 2020 from 1 - 2PM at the Aspen Medical Centre 2nd Floor meeting Room

Are you a Carer?

The Aspen Centre Carers Support Group have set up meetings for advice and support on the following dates:
  • Wednesday 15th January 2020 at 10:30 - 12:30 AM
  • Monday 27th January 2020 at 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Venue:  Aspen Medical Centre, Horton Road, Gloucester, GL1 3PX  Top Floor Meeting Room

If you are a carer please inform the practice or fill in the online form: Click Here   

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Supporting GP Practices – Patient Participation Groups

From April 2016, it has been a contractual requirement for all English GP practices to form a Patient Participation Group (PPG). In Gloucestershire There is a network of active PPGs who meet together on a quarterly basis.  The CCG offers support and advice to all PPGs and have developed resources to support PPGs.  Click this link for more information:

Friday, 22 November 2019

Gloucestershire PPG Network Event

The PPG network event took place on Friday 22nd November 2019.  The event was hosted by the Clinical Commissioning Group at the CHURCHDOWN Community Centre in Gloucester.

This was a packed agenda covering a number of topics for the PPGs from physical and mental health care presented by Gloucestershire Health & Care Community Trust.  Rob Fountain from Age concern presented the Knead to Know Project - positive later life planning in the community.

Following the break the event had a presentation as part of the spot light on section about the use of technology in your PPG.  To complete the event Joanne Appleton presented personal care plans in Gloucestershire.  The event was well attended from across the county and the next meeting is planned for the 14th February 2020.