Dear Patient or Carer,
Every GP Practice in England must have a Patient Participation Group. Ours is called Molebridge Friends PPG. It is your independent voice inside the Practice, but outside the Consulting Room.
The PPG acts as a 'critical friend' to the Practice team. 'Critical' because we supply the experience and knowledge of our working lived and of our use of this and other services. 'Friend' because we chose to join The Molebridge Practice and we want it to work well for us, for our families, and for our neighbours.
You may feel embarrassed about raising an issue with a doctor, a nurse, or a receptionist you have been dealing with. The PPG can put your thoughts forward anonymously - after all, you may not be the only patient or carer to experience the issue, or to have notices the problem.
The Practice will sometimes ask members of Molebridge Friends to consider a subject, or we may approach them with an idea. It may be something simple and obvious; it could be a complex piece of advice about some development that could work here.
PPG members will also consider patient and carer experience beyond the Practice, with those NHS services the Doctors and Nurses refer us to and those we call directly - local hospitals, specialist hospitals and clinics, mental health services, the ambulance service, NHS 11, pharmacists, physiotherapists, counsellors.
Please use one of the forms below to join Molebridge Friends PPG and help us to help you and other patients get the best from the Practice and from other NHS services we use.
Please use the online form to join Molebridge Friends PPG:
OR: if you prefer, you can download the sign-up form below, print it out, fill it in, and post it to the Practice, put it through the letterbox, or hand it to a Receptionist.
Download the pdf version of our sign up form
We aim to acknowledge your request within a few days.
Thank you for joining Molebridge Friends PPG.
Peter Steadman, PPG Chair
Please note that the PPG cannot become involved in matters of a specifically medical or clinical nature.
To respect your privacy and in accordance with current Data Protection legislation the information you give will be used lawfully by the Molebridge Friends Patient Participation Group and will NOT be shared with the Practice nor with any other NHS or non-NHS organisation. Molebridge Friends PPG has NO ACCESS to your medical records.