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The Patient Participation Group

About the PPG, what they do, and how to make contact

What is the Patient Participation Group?

The Academy Medical Centre Patient Participation Group (PPG) was formed in October 2010.

The PPG is a group of active patient volunteers who work in partnership with the doctors, nursing and administration staff to offer the patient perspective on the services provided in the practice.

What does the group do?

  • We strive to improve the services you receive when attending the surgery
  • We aim to improve communication between the practice and its patients
  • We aim to assist patients to take more responsibility for their own health care and develop self-help projects to meet the needs of fellow patients
  • We aim to bring a sense of ownership and partnership between the practice staff and its patients
  • We provide practical support to help and implement change
  • We aim to make sure that the practice puts its patients and improving health at the heart of everything it does

Listening, Learning, Improving, Caring

The Academy Medical Centre Patient Participation Group

Our chairperson for 2018/19 is Libby Souter.

To find out more about the PPG's activities over the last year, please read the 2018 Annual Report.

Notes of Meetings

Here are notes from meetings of the PPG:

More notes of past meetings will be available here soon.

Patients are welcome to attend PPG meetings if considering joining the committee.

Volunteering

Are you interested in volunteering? We are always looking for volunteers for our Health Information Point in the practice foyer. Or perhaps you would like to volunteer as a committee member? Are you a registered patient of the Academy Medical Centre? Do you have a couple of hours to spare each week? If so we want to hear from you.

Here are some common questions and answers about volunteering:

Yes full training will be given.
Yes a current standard disclosure is required.
None in particular but an interest in people will be an advantage.
Please contact us via email at academymc.tayside@nhs.net. Or, telephone 01307 462316, speak to a receptionist leaving your contact details, and a member of the Patient Participation Group will get back to you.

Email Updates

Would you like to receive email updates from your PPG? Please complete the patient participation group email sign up form.

Or you can download the form, complete it and return it to the practice in person or via postal mail.

Information Point

Visit our Patient Participation Group Health Information Point where our trained volunteer advisers can provide information on request.

If you prefer, feel free to browse our leaflet racks or request information to be sent to you by completing an "Information Request Card" and passing it to reception.

Find out more about the Information Point.

Contact Details

To contact the PPG please email academymc.tayside@nhs.net. Or telephone 01307 462316 and speak to a receptionist - leave your contact details, and a member of the PPG will contact you.

Please note that no medical information or questions will be responded to.

Academy Medical Centre

We are one of the largest GP practices in Tayside, Scotland, with approximately 10,000 patients on our list.

The surgery is open Monday to Friday from 8am - 6pm (except public holidays).

Academy Medical Centre
Academy Street
Forfar
DD8 2HA
Tel: 01307 462316
Email: academymc.tayside@nhs.net