In 2011 Oak Tree Health Centre formed its first Patient Participation Group (PPG). This was due to renewed focus upon patient involvement enshrined within the Health and Social Care Bill 2011, and a determination by Oak Tree’s management team to embrace this fully.
By listening and including patients’ voices, the practice continues to seek new ways to engage with Oak Tree’s wider patient population.
The PPG at Oak Tree, support the practices objectives, changes within the NHS and how these affect the delivery of provision we offer. In addition, the PPG offers feedback to the practice of patients’ expectations and concerns. Often acting as ‘critical friends’ to GPs, and utilising extended relationships with Secondary Healthcare, Local Authorities and statutory bodies.
The Oak Tree PPG Chair, coordinates and leads the volunteers at the PG-led primary care network, Covid vaccination clinics at the Civic Hall. She also works in partnership with Chairs from Didcot’s two remaining medical practices, and they are currently working together to support additional primary care facilities in Didcot and the surrounding area, to meet the growing population need.
If you would like more information, or would be interesting in joining the Oak Tree PPG, please email PPG Chair, Andrea Warren on [email protected] or Oak Tree Business Manager, Andrea Cabello on [email protected]