If you’re interested in having a say in the way your local health services are delivered, getting involved with our practice’s Patient Involvement Group (PIG) is a great place to start.
PIG’s aims are to increase the easy flow of information, views and concerns between the practice staff and patients and to ensure that the “patient voice” is heard. Patient participation is vital within all parts of health care and it is now mandatory that all GP practices have a group.
Church Street Practice has always supported the involvement of their patients. Our patient group was actually set up in 1995! If you want to read more about the history of PIG download the summary below.
PIG is made up of a group of volunteer patients, the practice manager and one of the GPs from the practice. They meet on a regular basis to discuss the services on offer, and how improvements can be made to the practice for the benefit of patients. Not only can joining or starting a group help to shape the delivery of services, many members also find that volunteering is a great way to meet new people and develop your own skills.
PIG wants to be as representative of the practice population as possible and is
seeking people of all ages and backgrounds who are willing and able to serve on the PIG committee. If you’re interested, e-mail to find out more, get in touch with the practice manager at Church Street, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the
suggestion box in the waiting room