From your Patient Participation Group (PPG)
Every month the Academy Medical Centre Patient Participation Group raises awareness of some health and wellbeing campaigns.
The PPG would like to highlight the following in August:
- LGBT+ health and wellbeing: Our LGBT+ Health and well-being section is a first in Angus and Tayside which is designed to signpost and support people within the LGBT+ community and allies. Whilst our LGBT+ section is a start, we would welcome feedback or information that could be helpful to people. Any suggestions are most welcome. The practice continues to review policies and procedures, along with training opportunities to ensure we provide a helpful, supportive service.
- World Breastfeeding Week (WBW): This is celebrated every 1-7 August in commemoration of the 1990 Innocenti Declaration. It started in 1992, with annual themes including healthcare systems, women and work, the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes, community support, ecology, economy, science, education and human rights. Since 2016, WBW is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2018, a World Health Assembly resolution endorsed WBW as an important breastfeeding promotion strategy.
About the PPG
The Academy Medical Centre PPG has worked with the practice since 2010 to enhance the delivery of primary care services in a number of areas.
You can make a difference to the Practice too! To get involved or find out more about the work and how the PPG assists the practice and you, the patient, see the Academy Medical Centre PPG page. Notes of our meetings are also available to give you a real flavour of what we're doing.