Corkill Award 2023 Presentations – 18 Nov 2023

This Award was established by the N.A.P.P. Board in 2012 in recognition of a former Chairman, Joe Corkill, and his contribution to the promotion of patient participation for over twenty years. This year the theme is celebrating PPGs working in their wider communities.

Following our AGM on Sat 18 Nov 2023 (at approximately 11:00am) we will be hearing from our Corkill award nominees with time for a ‘Question and Answer’ session.  Please email if you would like to attend this seminar, you will be very welcome.

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PPG Awareness week: 6 – 13 June 2022 – Your Practice Needs You!

Promoting patient participation to save general practice

The front door to the NHS is buckling and it is up to the nation to support it – not just policy makers, not just medical practitioners, but all of us.
This week is Patient Participation Group Awareness Week and we are highlighting the critical role patients need to play now to empower their communities, uphold general practice and support the NHS.

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Red House Surgery PPG supporting the vaccination of 30,000 patients

Our PPG volunteers, plus some from a sister PPG, plus some unaffiliated volunteers have supported Red House PPG with vaccination clinics since they started in December. So far we have supported the surgery for 31 week’s worth of clinics, providing nearly 4,000 hours of support.

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University Medical Practice PPG, Birmingham – our experience in setting up a PPG

Determined to set up a Patient Participation Group, we decided we needed support. As such, we applied for membership of NAPP and paid the joining fee ourselves. This was money very well spent. A small but committed working group of patients are now better informed by NAPP’s very helpful guidance. We are again fired with enthusiasm and have succeeded in setting up a meeting with an enlightened partner of the practice and the practice manager.

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Helsby and Elton Patient Participation Group – how we have supported our practice through the pandemic

When we first locked down, we asked our practice manager how we could help.  Through our Facebook page we kept our patients informed on the new booking systems in place. We also used the Facebook page to keep people updated with the latest evidence related Covid information as well as any information the practice needed to promote as things changed and the pandemic wore on.

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