The Sonning Common Health Centre Patient Participation Group (PPG) is a group of patients and GP practice staff who meet to discuss practice issues and patient experience to help improve the service, to provide practical support to the health centre team when required and to organise health events of interest to our local community.
We aim to be representative and welcome your views, feedback and ideas for improvements to the healthcare services provided. The PPG patient members can not provide any medical advice, discuss medical issues or concerns about treatment. These should all be addressed directly with the Health Centre staff.
To contact the PPG email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in a PPG Contact form available from the Health Centre reception.
HenleySonNet – Primary Care Network which includes The Bell Surgery, The Hart Surgery, Nettlebed Surgery and Sonning Common Health Centre invite you to a free and informative talk about new roles within our network – Social Prescribers and Clinical Pharmacists.
Vicky Mynott – email@example.com
Please click below to read the minutes of the AGM
This event was fully booked.
With grateful thanks for the Sonning Common Community First Responders giving up their time.
To watch the Zoom talk by Dr Nicos Spyrou’s on Hearty Living can be viewed by clicking the link and entering the password below:
PPG other activities
The PPG team is always keen to provide practical support to the Heath Centre. Recent activities include marshalling attendees for the flu and Covid vaccination clinics, undertaking a car park survey to monitor misuse and suggest improvements, participation in deciding the priorities of gift fund spending, resulting in new automatic doors and an information screen in the waiting room.
PPG: who are we?
It is a requirement of NHS England for all GP practices to have a PPG and for this to be representative of the practice population and we believe that the Sonning Common Health Centre PPG reflects this with a wide variety of skills, work experience and ages. The Sonning Common PPG also works with other PPGs within our PCN (Primary Care Network) to share information between local practices and hold joint health information events.
Our current PPG members are all long term patients of the Sonning Common Health Centre who recognise how lucky we are to have an excellent local healthcare team and want to support them in practical ways to help improve the patient experience. The PPG team is:
Vicky (Chair): a physiotherapist who worked in the NHS for 9 years before starting her own practice in the private health care sector.
David: an IT industry entrepreneur now retired having run his own and other people’s companies in the technology sector.
Margaret: a retired nurse who always worked for the NHS, the last 30 years being in the community and in GP practices in Berkshire and South Oxfordshire with a speciality in providing diabetes education to nurses and also to people who have the condition.
Marlena: worked for 16 years in adult social care planning and commissioning services for people with disabilities, older people and carers and now a life coach helping people overcome stress, anxiety and life challenges. Has proudly completed four wheelchair half marathons.
If you are interested in learning more about the role of a PPG member contact our chair, Vicky, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our PPG Meetings
Minutes of our meetings are available to any patient of the Sonning Common Health Centre.
Here are links to the meeting minutes.
PPG Annual General meeting (AGM):
The AGM took place on 25th October.
Please click her to view the 2022 minutes: Patient Participation Group AGM 2022 minutes
Please click here to view the 2021 minutes: PPG Minutes of AGM 13 October 2021
Please click this link to read the 2020 AGM minutes: PPG AGM minutes.
To learn more about your Sonning Common Health Centre PPG, to comment on any of our activities, to suggest subjects for future events or if you have any questions or ideas – please email email@example.com or click on the link below to leave a message via the Health Centre’s contact us form.