We have an active Patient Group - Mile Oak Patient Support Group, which has been running since August 2007. The members are all patients of the practice who meet regularly once a month (currently on a Tuesday at 16:00) when they have the opportunity to liaise with the Practice Manager and have a frank exchange of views both from the patients' and the doctors' perspective relating to health care at Mile Oak Medical Centre.
The group itself is run on a simple and informal basis which its members feel is preferable & as such has proved to be successful & created a better mutual understanding between the patients and doctors.
As a result of the recent reorganisation of the NHS, Patient Groups are playing an ever increasing role in the running of medical practices such as ours. This being the case, we are looking to recruit more members to be truly representative of our patient base to help us to continue improving our services and the care that we offer.
The current group welcome new members and would be happy for you to attend a meeting on an informal basis to see if you would like to join them.
If you have something specific you would like the Group to raise with the Practice on your behalf, do let them know. Their role includes representing the views of patients to enhance the quality of health care offered by the Practice.
The role of MOPS in representing the interests of patients is likely to become of increasing importance in the coming year or two as opportunities for patients to influence the shape of NHS services in the future develop.
Membership of the patient group can be very flexible, either as a meeting attending member or as a ‘virtual’ member corresponding on issues in other ways i.e. email, or indeed a mixture of both. So if you would be interested in moulding your local healthcare service why not join now by simply emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning the practice on 01273 426200 to get more information.
If you are happy for us to contact you occasionally by email please click the link below to open the sign-up form and complete all the fields.
If you prefer, you can download the sign up form as a pdf document, print it out, complete it and return it to the practice.
We will be in touch shortly after we receive your form. Please note that no medical information or questions will be responded to.
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