Patient Participation Group

Communicare, our Patient Participation Group

The Practice’s Patient Participation Group (PPG), 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 mutual communication and co-operation, as a champion for patients, to be a critical friend to the Practice, to be involved in CQC inspections and to support the Practice through donations for equipment for patients.

Communicare is one of the oldest PPGs in the country and in 2023 held its 41st Annual General Meeting (AGM). The Minutes and Report from this (and previous Communicare meetings) can be read elsewhere in this section of the Practice’s website.

The group has been continuously active since its formation and is overseen by an elected team of voluntary officials who hold regular meetings with the Practice personnel as well as general quarterly meetings which all patients are welcome to attend.  Currently there are seven 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 improve services for patients, do please get in touch.

Contact can be made via the PPG email [email protected]

The PPG now needs a new Secretary following the resignation of Wendy Spencer after more than 20 tremendous years in the role. If you feel that is a role which you could undertake, then please do contact the Chair, David Parkes, through the above email for a conversation.

Communicare Fund Raising

The Wansford and Kings Cliffe Patient Participation Group, Communicare, use Easy Fund Raising web shop to help raise money.

Easy Fundraising Feel Good Shopping Logo

The Wansford and Kings Cliffe Patient Participation Group, Communicare, uses an Easy Fund Raising web shop to help raise money.

All funds raised will be used by Communicare to support activities or purchases for the benefit of the patient of Wansford surgery.

When shopping online, you can access over 100 leading retailers, such as BT, Thorntons, Marks & Spencer and John Lewis, using the web shop. Every time you use our web shop to go to a retailer’s web site and subsequently buy something, you’ll automatically earn money for us!

The new version does require registration but then does keep track of the donations retailers have made.

You don’t pay anything extra by using our web shop, so please try to use it whenever you can.

Please spread the word. Thank you!
Web Shop

Help us raise much needed funds by visiting our Easy Fundraising webshop

Patient Participation Group Mailing List

If you would like to join our Patient Participation Group mailing list, please send an email request to [email protected], 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.

What if have something to say but don’t want to be part of the group?

  • You can send us your views, or ask any questions about the PPG, by emailing them at [email protected]
  • You can phone and speak to the practice manager: 01780 782342
  • You can write to the practice manager at the surgery.

PPG Meeting Minutes and Reports 2023