Patient Group Minutes of Meeting

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Monday 12th December 2016

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Monday 6th March 2017

Monday 24th April 2017

Monday 5th June 2017

Monday 17th July 2017

Monday 4th September 2017

Monday 16th October 2017

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          Woodlands Family Medical Centre

               Notes of a meeting of WPPG held on Monday 16th Oct 2017



Doug (DL) - Chairman

Elizabeth (EB) - Vice Chairperson

Mrs Sharon Leonard (SL) – Practice Manager

Ms Michelle Marshall (MM) - Deputy Practice Manager

Christine (CD)

Derek (DB)

Ian (IK),

Naseem (NA),

Ms Toni McHale – Advocacy service / Healthwatch


Anne (AH), Mike (MR) Andrew (AP)


Jennifer (JW), Nancy (NM), Jodie (JC)

Minutes of the last meeting:

Were accepted as being a true record.

Updates of outstanding Action points:

AP106 – Which members would like to be considered to demonstrate the on line facilities that Woodlands have available, this was completed Sept 11 (ALL). DL thanked everybody who had replied - Closed

AP107 – DL to compile a list showing the availability of any volunteer and liaise with SL in order to arrange dates etc. for any in-house training etc. (SL & DL) this was completed Sept 11 - Closed

AP108 – Inform those volunteers who are required when training was scheduled (DL) this was completed Sept 11 - Closed

AP109 – Provide in-house training. (SL) This was carried out Sept 19 - Closed

AP110 – Circulate a potential / draft version of the ‘new’ entry for the constitution regarding members that consistently miss meetings without any communication for comment / suggestions. (DL / ALL) All the responses were read out and it was agreed that the original draft was fit for purpose if the following was added “from the date of this correspondence”. -- Closed

DL to make the necessary addition to the constitution AP111.

Planned Business:

Advocacy Service presentation by Toni McHale.

Toni gave a presentation on this service, explaining various aspect e.g. funding, who wanted it commissioning etc. Toni closed her presentation by leaving various leaflets PLUS she arranged for a pack to be left at reception for DL / the group.

DL thanked her for the presentation / information.

Complete the annual ratification of the constitution.

See AP110, above.

Findings etc. from the online demonstrations.

DL & CD gave an overview of their experiences. SL thanked the volunteers for their time / efforts as this was something the practice needed to know.

Diabetic awareness project.

Unfortunately MR was unable to attend so the group wanted MR to discuss his thoughts at the next meeting. 

Practice communications.

DB highlighted a problem regarding the practice been closed (Oct 4th) but the pharmacy wasn’t when he phoned them. SL explained that the pharmacy had been given the 4 dates for this year when this would happen and as such they shouldn’t tell patients that their prescription would be available on those afternoons.

Practice Accommodation / Information:

SL informed the group that there wasn’t anything to tell the group about.

Any Other business:


Meeting closed at 2:20 pm

The next meeting will be held on Monday 4th December 2017 at 1.30pm       

Outstanding / New Action Points

AP111 – Make the addition to the membership section of the constitution. (DL)