Darley Dale Town Council

Serving the people of Darley Dale

Town Clerk: Sian Bacon
The Whitworth Centre, Station
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Derbyshire DE4 2EQ

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Darley Dale Medical Centre - Patient Participation Group

Darley Dale Medical Centre - Patient Participation Group Invitation to Help Shape Future Local Health Care

If you are a patient of the Darley Dale Medical Centre, either in Darley Dale or at Darley Bridge, Wensley, Winster, Youlgrave or any of the surrounding areas, are you aware that you can find out more and help shape the work of this splendid new facility by joining the Practice's Patient Participation Group (PPG)?

The PPG, an independent group from Practice staff has been in existence for several years at the old Medical Practice but the recent move to the new premises has prompted the few existing members of the PPG to seek to renew and refresh their efforts to support the doctors and staff at the Practice. This presents a great opportunity for our growing Darley Dale community to become involved in supporting local health care services.

The present PPG meets around four times each year to learn and discuss with Dr Edward Oakley, one of the Practice Partnerswho attends the PPG meetings, a wide range of issues around health provisions.

The new Darley Dale Medical Centre currently offers a variety of services including extended access on Wednesday evenings and some weekends. There are also several 3rd parties working within the building providing private physiotherapy, chiropody and Citizens Advice. The Practice will also have a provider offering NHS hearing assessment and fitting of hearing aids.

This new provision for our Darley Dale community offers a unique opportunity for the community to come together to enhance and support the work at the Practice to benefit local patients. The chance to join the PPG is freely open to all patients of the Practice. The present PPG attendees wish to stress the need and importance to have more and younger, local residents (Mums, teenagers especially welcome) make their input to the work of the group to enhance services.

The PPG meetings are usually held on a Tuesday evening at 18:45pm in the lovely new meeting / conference room on the first floor at the Medical Centre (there is a lift).

The meetings are informal and very friendly with everyone encouraged to contribute ideas, questions or suggestions. The Centre's Patients Services Manager undertakes the administration for the meetings and there is no cost to participants to join or be involved in the PPG.

Please contact Clare Adams, Patients Services Manager at the Darley Dale Medical Centre by tel: 01629 733205 or by email: admin.darleydale@nhs.net, for further information and to signify your interest.

Posted: Tue, 01 Oct 2019 12:15 by Sian Bacon

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