PPG Newsletters

Take Stock‘ is the newsletter for the patients from the Patients Participation Group (PPG). It is designed to be a window into what is being discussed at the PPG meetings and any news on what is happening at the surgery that will be of interest to patients.

The PPG aims to publish a newsletter 3 to 4 times a year which will be available in hard copy at the surgery. Please ask the receptionists for a copy.

The PPG welcomes any comments and views from you the patient, tell us what you would like to see included in future editions of the newsletter.

If you would like a personal copy please e-mail “Keep Me Informed” to ppgshs@gmail.com



PPG Take Stock Issue 25 Summer 2020

Items include: New Clinical Pharmacist, Welcome back Dr Jancy, Coping with Covid, PPG AGM, Flu Vaccinations, 3 ways to be aware of how to look after yourself during the Covid-19 pandemic and more.

PPG Take Stock Issue 24 Winter 2020

Items include: Day In The Life Of Your Receptionist, Tips for Healthy Sleep, Visionaid Roadshow, and more.

PPG Take Stock Newsletter Issue 23 Autumn 2019

Items include: Launch of Primary Care Networks, Role of Clinical Pharmacist, Role Social Prescriber, How to solve where to access Surgery information, Day/Lewis Pharmacy contact details, Asthma Management Planning, eConsult Service, Flu Vaccination Clinics.

PPG Take Stock Newsletter Issue 22 Spring 2019

Items include: Arrival of new Doctor, Gabapentin/Pregabalin changes, Closure of disabled entrance, 10 minute appointment, Cervical Screening Programme, Car park petition result, Best time to get test results, Dr Hopkins marathon, Vitamin D news and Patient Access information.

PPG Take Stock Newsletter Issue 21 Winter 2018/19

Items Include: Staff Changes, Warfarin Monitoring, Role of PPG, Cervical Cancer Screening, Type 2 Diabetes, Alzheimer’s Society, London Marathon, Cholesterol Blood Test, Knee Pain and Repeat Prescription Changes.

 Take Stock Newsletter Issue 20 Summer 2018

Items include: GP Access Hubs – getting appointments, Self Care – Insect bites, caterpillar hairs and Hay Fever, PPG AGM, Family Carers Workshops, Patient Access new website, London Marathon thank you, Flu Clinics, Travel Clinics, Exercise and Fitness Programmes, PPG News.

Take Stock – Newsletter Issue 19 Spring 2018

Items include: Changes at the Surgery, Vitamin D advice, Dementia, Visual Impairment & Hearing Impairment Projects, Patient Voice – Car Parking Petition – Check in screens – Medical passport, WiFi arrival, Self Referral Schemes & London Marathon.

Take Stock – Newsletter Issue 18 Autumn 2017

Items include: New GP, PPG Committee, Domestic Violence, Mobile Access, Patient Referrals, Use of Pharmacies, Patient Voice Initiative, Staying well in winter & London Marathon.

Take Stock – Newsletter Issue 17 Summer 2017

Items include: PPG AGM, Flu vaccinations, See the same Doctor, Travelling Abroad, Self Referral Options – Psychological – Dementia – Bladder/Bowel cancer, Role of Nurses and Health Care Assistants & Repeat Dispensing.

Take Stock – Newsletter Issue 16 Winter 2017

Items include: Role of PPG, NHS Health Check, Park Run, Cancer Screening, GP Hubs – 7day a week access to GPs, Self Referral – Physiotherapy, New chairs & A&E role.