Patient Participation Group Christmas Get Together Tuesday  13th December 2022 1.30pm Shipley Library

Meeting Notes

Alan Camplin welcomed everyone to our Christmas get together and thanked them for braving the bitterly cold weather.  There was 22 attendees; 13 from Windhill Green,  1 from Saltaire, 2 from Baildon, 2 from Cottingley and 1 from Idle, plus 3 members of staff from the Practice for which we are most grateful for their attendance.

There was much socialising, good food plus 2 quizzes – the first won by Carole B after a tie with Liz and Tracey from the practice who kindly allowed Carole to win and the second won by Elvira S. There was also a raffle with prizes kindly donated by members.

Our next open meeting is Tuesday 14th February 2023 – 1.30 pm at Room 2 Shipley Library when the speakers will be Anne Heaven from the Bradford Institute for Health Research talking about their PROSPER program of Personalised Care Planning for Older People. The second speaker will be James Howgego from Hale on his role as Social Prescriber at the Practice.

Our future meeting plans at the present time will be 11th April (Preventative Medicines), then 13th June (Dementia Friends).  Further details will be shared nearer the times.

If any patient would like a specific topic covering the Steering Group will be only too pleased to consider their request.

Finally I would like to thank my fellow Steering Group Members for their help in getting the PPG Meetings off the ground this year plus Dr. Markey, Alan Bennett and Liz Pickles for their attendance and support at our meetings, and finally to Catherine Smith for helping us get re-established.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all and I hope we will be able to meet more of you, our patients, in the New Year.

Alan Camplin – Chair