Birchwood Medical PracticeThe Health CentreKings RoadHorleySurrey, RH6 7DGTel: 01293 771200
We are delighted to inform that our practice work very closely with our patient group known by the name Birchwood Support Group.
Birchwood Support Group has been formed in early 2011 and has been meeting regularly.
Here is the comment from the chair of Birchwood Support Group:-
It does not seem possible that we are now preparing our second newsletter for Birchwood MedicalPractice. During a series of regular meetings, The Patients Support Group has begun to bond well as a unit. At our last meeting we decided to elect two officers Chair and a vice Chair. Jack Costelloe was elected to Chair and Liz James to Vice-Chair. Both Jack and Liz feel their roles are those of facilitators to enable the group to function in a manner that achieves optimum results.
Our current elected members (as of January 2016) for the following positions of the Patient support group:
Chair - Mrs. Liz James
Vice-Chair - Mrs. Joan Robinson
Secretary - Mrs. Stella Price
Patient Educational Lead - Mr. Michael Wlashaw
Clinical Commissioning Group Lead for the practice - Mr. Richard Willcox
Communication Support - Mr Stephan Price
We have 22 committee members from various age groups and ethinic backgrounds.
Mr. Willcox represents the patient group views to ESyDOc Patient Reference Group. He also takes lead as our representative in all external meetings.
The group also has virtual members who are in constant communication.
We have worked together with the practice and recommended some changes which we feel are more patient friendly. You may have already seen or experienced some of the changes at the practice. For instance more appointments can be booked in advance, and even better extra slots are available on the day you ring. Much is going on in the background and hopefully we will be able to provide more news on these projects in the near future. We are very fortunate that we have a practice that is open to change for the better and holds the patient’s best interest as its core value. Please use the “suggestion box” for ideas that we can take on board, we have already found the suggestions very helpful.
You can also contact us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to hear your views and ideas on what you would like to see from the surgery, so we can identify areas for improvement and influence the development of the local health services. You can email your suggestions to email@example.com Alternatively use the suggestion box for the patient group at the reception.
Members of the group meet regularly on a two monthly basis. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be invited for the next meeting.
Birchwood Support Group regularly organises educational events for patients to attend. First educational event was on Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) and was held on the 12th of September 2011. Please see "educational event" tab for the future events.
We at Birchwood Medical Practice value your feedback.
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We are really grateful for your support and thank you for your feedback.
East Surrey Patient Reference Group
Birchwood Surgery is part of East Surrey Clinical commissioning Group and our Patient Participation Group is invited to attend the quarterly meetings of East Surrey Patient Reference Group. These meetings provide patients to attend and hear about what is going on in the area with regards to commissioning and clinical interest areas and to hear what is going on withthin the wider NHS arena. Information willl also be available regarding other local surgeries.
As we are your voice we communicate to you in several ways one of which is our quarterly newsletters.We would very much appreciate your help to ensure these are useful to yourself. you can view the newsletter by clicking in the following link:
Birchwood Patient Newsletter - May 2017
Birchwood Patient Newsletter - April 2017.pdf
Birchwood Patient Newsletter - June 2016
Birchwood Patient Newsletter - December 2015
Birchwood Patient Newsletter - May 2015
Birchwood Patient Newsletter December 2014
Birchwood Patient Newsletter September 2014
Birchwood Patient Newsletter May 2014
Birchwood Patient Newsletter - December 2013
Birchwood Patient Newsletter - September 2013
Birchwood Patient Newsletter - April 2013
Birchwood Patient Newsletter - October 2012
Birchwood Patient Newsletter - April 2012
Birchwood Patient Newsletter - December 2011
A seasonal newsletter published by the East Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group, with updates and news for everyone interested in a healthy East Surrey.
Autumn 2016 Edition
Summer 2015 Edition
Spring 2015 Edition
Winter 2014 Edition
Our Next Patient Event will be on Wednesday 29th June at 6.30pm to be held at the Horley Methodist Church. The topic will be Stroke and the Emergency Services
Wednesday 29th June 2016 at 6.30pm
Stroke and the Emergency Services
Wednesday 16th April 2014 at 7.00pm
Exercise is Medicine
Wednesday 20th November 2013 at 7.00pm
The NHS Belongs to the People
Wednesday the 17th July 2013 at 7.30pm
Mental Health & Dementia Educational Event
Monday the 25th February 2013 at 6.00 pm
Women's Health Educational session
Monday the 24th of September at 6.00 pm.
Monday the 14th May 2012 at 6.15 pm.
Monday 23rd of January 2012 at 6.15. The topic was on Men's health.
Patient Survey in 2013-2014
A survey was conducted in October 2013 to explore and seek patients' view on the service we provide. This survey was independantly designed by the patient group and agreed with the practice. The aim was to survey the patients for availablity of appointments, Pre-bookable appointments. We also looked at the satisfaction with consultation with the Doctors & Nurses. Important aspect of the survey was also on reception staff and patients satisfaction with them and the service as a whole. We also looked if the patients would recommend the practice to friends and family.
The results of the Survey are now available to view by clicking on the following link:
Birchwood Support Group Patient Survey 2014 Abridged report.pdf
The results of the Survey were discussed with the practice by the representatives from the patient group and the agreed action plan will be available by clicking on the following link:
Patient Survey Agreed Actions 2014.pdf
Patient Survey in 2012-2013
A survey was conducted in January 2013 to explore and seek patients' view on the service we provide. We sought how satisfied were the patients with availablity of appointments, Pre-bookable appointments. We also looked at the satisfaction with consultation with the Doctors & Nurses. Important aspect of the survey was also on reception staff and patients satisfaction with them and the service as a whole.
The results of the Survey were discussed with representatives from the patient group and the agreed action plan will be available by clicking on the following link:
Patient Survey in 2012
A Survey for Online Repeat Prescription Request was carried out in 2012 following the Priorities set out by the Patient Support Group.
The results of the Survey are now available to view by clicking on the following link
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