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As you know we have a Patient Participation Group (PPG) at the surgery - which has been running for over eight years.  This friendly group of patients are keen for others to join them.  They hold regular coffee mornings on the first Monday of the month (may be arranged on a Tuesday if there is a Bank Holiday) upstairs in the surgery's meeting room from 10.00am - 11.30am.  You are always assured of a warm welcome and a friendly face.

Unfortunately, we will no longer have any evening meetings with speakers.  Sadly the attendance has dwindled away; therefore a decision to cancel was agreed. 

Alternatively, if you are unable to meet up you can always join our virtual group via our website – please see the PPG heading on our website

The PPG is an important conduit for the surgery and the NHS as a whole.  The practice can link into our patients, discuss ideas and any changes and implement them by working together.  Likewise what is happening on the ground and suggestions from individuals can be fed back into larger patient groups such as the Shepway Patients Participation Group that in turn report to the South Kent Coast Clinical Commissioning Group (SKCCCG) – which means patients can influence the services commissioned locally in their area.  Every one of us can be part of this as we are all patients registered somewhere, but it would be great if we could get more of our own Hythe patients involved.

So please come along to one of the coffee mornings if you are in the area.  For further information about our PPG or to become more involved with the ‘Friends of Oakland’s’ please contact Brian on 01303 873882 or Sheila on 01303 269068.


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