Patient Participation Group
Who are we?
We are a group of (patient) volunteers who assist in providing a link between patients and Sonning Common Health Centre.
We would like to hear from you
We welcome your views, ideas and needs on how you think Sonning Common Health Centre might improve its environment and care.
What we have been doing - a few examples:
Car parking: We undertook a car park survey to monitor misuse.
Action: Suggested better signage in the car park. Signage has been increased after new fencing installed and parking misuse has improved.
We advised on the priorities of gift fund spending, to purchase equipment or items that would improve the surgery, for example, the automatic doors and the information screen in the waiting room.
We were invited to comment on the draft Practice Brochure, this has now been published.
We were involved in the advertising and distribution of the flu campaign flyers.
Some of us undertake voluntary work to improve the surgery.
For contact details please:
1. Click ‘Contact Us’ to leave a message using the link at the top of this page.
2. Complete a PPG contact form in Reception.
3. Email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jennie – Chair
During 4 years in South Korea I joined a medical, counselling and general information service as a volunteer on the telephones. The service looked after the foreigners in Seoul who needed help negotiating the hospitals (no GPs!), to find an English speaking counsellor or an answer to the problems that living in a different culture creates. I have lived in this area for 24 years now and love supporting Sonning Common Health Centre in any way I can as it is our reason for staying here.
Peter – Vice Chair
PPG Vice Chair, working with Oxford’s Clinical Commissioning Group to transfer proven solutions developed in Sonning Common Health Centre to other Oxon practices. I grow some of my own vegetables; bake my own bread, keen cyclist, swimmer and water skier. Interested in helping anyone to defeat obesity by becoming more active and eating the right foods. Business school graduate, serial entrepreneur, assisting start-ups in health, energy and cyber defence.
Fred - I am a trustee of the Fish Volunteer Centre, fund raising manager and event organiser and I am involved at ground level with those in need in our community. Oh and general dogsbody!
Joan - I recently retired from a career in the public sector. I have lived in Sonning Common for over 40 years and want to help in the development of SCHC to face the challenges of the future both medical and due to the increase in patient numbers due to expansion of the village.
Sue - I am a retired medical administrator having worked at a GP surgery. I now enjoy doing some voluntary work at SCHC. I am also an IT volunteer at Sonning Common library.
Vicky - I have been a lifelong patient of Sonning Common Health Centre. I am a physiotherapist who has worked in the NHS for 9 years. For the last 6 years or so I have been working in the private health care sector. I am keen to help Sonning Common Health Centre to continue to improve despite the building pressures within the NHS.