"An important aspect of the role of PPG members is to identify ways of improving the patient experience within Chatsworth Road Medical Centre Practice. When members discuss the outcomes from patient surveys we sometimes identify an area of need and undertake specific project work which will help improve services."
Below are some of the projects we have successfully completed and some which are currently underway:
PPG Projects currently on hold due to Covid....
Mental Health Support & Awareness - (May 2018)
The Mental Health Project was developed by the PPG with input from Dr Scriven. It consisted of a booklet containing guidance on how to recognise some of the signs and symptoms of anxiety/depression and advice on where to access practical help. The booklet also contained a personal account of a journey through depression.
It is unfortunate that Coronavirus prevented further action on this topic. The initiative has not been completed and is probably more important now than at the time of inception as so many people are indicating suffering depression. It is the PPGs intention that as Covid restrictions are eased we will be able to revitalise the project.
Mental Health & Wellbeing Leaflet
"Derbyshire Times - Grassroots"
We arranged with the local newspaper Derbyshire Times to publish an article in their newspaper - here is the link below with the information which was published:
Derbyshire Times - Grassroots
Cardiac Support Groups in the Chesterfield Area
Lots of us end up with heart related health issues as we get older and as well as support from the medical centre it might also be beneficial to join a support group who can provide such things as regular exercise routines and social activities. The Patient Participation Group has produced the attached guide to the three local Cardiac Support Groups affiliated to the BHF. Before you join any such group please check with one of the doctors about whether this is the right thing to do and perhaps arrange to visit each of the groups to see which one is best for you.
Below is a link showing some of the current support groups in the Chesterfield Area :
Cardiac Support Groups Chesterfield
Choose Your Hospital
In 2016 we worked on a leaflet to help you choose which hospital would be the best one for you. It is your choice.
Choose Your Hospital 2016 PPG
Here are a few projects we have worked on in the past:
"21st Century - Joined Up Care"
You may have heard of the project called "21st century - Joined Up Care". This is a major project being managed by our regional comissioning group that will bring together all the services that look after patients with complex needs.
For further information on the Joined Up Care project please follow the link below:
Our practice is already well advanced in doing this and some of the PPG members are working with the project team to make sure this regional project is successfully implemented.