The surgery Patient Participation Group, Communicare, was established in 1981 by Dr Holland and Mrs Clare Wagstaffe who saw the benefit of patient involvement within the Practice. The work of the group has evolved over the years and still remains a vital link between patients and the practice for the exchange of information, views and discussion. In normal times there is also an active social section, still looked after by Clare, providing activities and events to help promote friendship and community spirit.
Our PPG is one of the oldest in the country and has just had its 38th Annual General meeting in 2019. Due to pandemic restrictions the 39th AGM had to be postponed - it is hoped that it will be possible to hold this later in 2021.
The group has been continuously active since its formation overseen by an elected team of voluntary officials who hold regular meetings wth the practice personnel as well as general quarterly meetings when all patients are welcome to attend. Currently there are eight officials led by the chairman, vice-chair with a secretary and treasurer.
If you have a matter which you feel the PPG should be made aware of, or you are perhaps interested in getting more involved in helping to further imporve services for patients, please get in touch - contact can be made via the PPG email WKC.PPG@gmail.com
If you would like to join our Patient Participation Group mailing list, please complete our online form, or contact our Practice Manager on 01780 782342.
We regard all patients as informal members but if you join mailing list your will get regular updates of group and practice activities.
- You can send us your views, or ask any questions about the PPG, using the group's contact form
- You can phone and speak to the practice manager: 01780 782342
- You can write to the practice manager at the surgery.