Measles Outbreak National Incident Declared

The UK is seeing a significant outbreak of measles. The UK Health Security Agency, which is part of the UK Government, has declared a national incident. You can read about the outbreak here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-68028530 Two vaccinations are needed to fully protect you against Measles, mumps and Rubella. Measles is a highly contagious disease which is

Patient Groups

The Aims of the Patient Participation Group (PPG)

To act as a ‘critical friend’ to the Practice to improve its provision of healthcare and to strengthen the relationship between patients and the Practice, by communicating Practice decision-making to patients and giving constructive criticism to the Practice from the patient viewpoint. Members of the group attend quarterly meetings and if you would like to know more please read PPG terms of reference and if you would like to apply, here is an application. Once completed please email the form as an attachment to [email protected] – or hand into the reception at the surgery.

The Aims of the Patient Reference Group (PRG)

When we require specific feedback on services we provide or are thinking about implementing, we will use either our Facebook page to garner opinions, or we will email/text our patients a questionnaire. If you would like to follow our Facebook page, simply search for Portsdown Group Practice.

OR: if you prefer, you can download the sign-up form below, print it out, fill it in, and post it to the Practice, put it through the letterbox, or hand it to a Receptionist.

We aim to acknowledge your request within a few days.

Please note that the PPG cannot become involved in matters of a specifically medical or clinical nature.

The National Association of Patient Participation

This association aims to promote the role and benefits of PPGs to patients, the public and health professionals, to create more understanding of the value of true patient participation also to promote the support available from N.A.P.P. Find out more about them click here.

The information you supply us will be used lawfully, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018. The Data Protection Act 2018 gives you the right to know what information is held about you and sets out rules to make sure that this information is handled properly.