PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP CONSTITUTION
The name of the group shall be Rushbottom Lane Surgery Patient Participation Group.
The objectives of the Group shall be to represent the patients of the Practice, to gather and collate opinion from patients via a range of sources, and to comment and offer opinion on these views to representatives of the practice, to encourage development and quality of health promotion and health care services; to achieve this aim by liaising with the doctors and staff, other community health workers, Health Authorities and other persons or organisations concerned with health care.
The Group shall be non-party in politics and non-sectarian in religion, and shall be formed using the best principles of equality and diversity. The Group and the practice will make every effort to ensure that the constituent elements of the Group are representative of the practice patient demographic, with a range of patient interests represented.
The Group shall have power to affiliate to the National Association of Patient Participation Groups and to other organisations with similar objectives.
This shall be open to any patient of the Practice. Removal of a patient from the practice list, for whatever reason, will disqualify continuing membership of the group. The practice and the Group may approach individual patients for potential membership.
The group will meet at least 4 times a year.
The chair will be elected annually by members of the group and in the chair’s absence a floating chair will be voted in on the night.
The practice will ask the group for feedback on service development and provision.
When the practice leaflet is due for updating, the content will be reviewed with the patient group.
Minutes shall be kept and the Secretary shall enter a record of all proceedings and resolutions.
Notices of meetings, minutes of meetings and information on the group’s activities will be displayed in practice waiting room and website.
This constitution was adopted as the Constitution of the Rushbottom Lane Surgery PPG at a meeting at Rushbottom Lane Surgery, 91 Rushbottom Lane, Benfleet Essex SS7 on 24th April 2018.