Our next specialist talk will be held on October 2019 and will be on Prostate and Breast Cancer. Keep an eye open for the date!
On Wednesday May 8th Whiteparish based volunteers Neil Orr and Deborah Martin from the First Responders of the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust gave a very interesting and interactive talk on First Aid for All. They shared their expertise and experiences to illustrate how critical the role of the First Aider is – and that any one of us may be called on to help someone in need.
The WPPG and all in attendance thanked Neil and Deborah for their excellent presentation.
The WPPG are currently seeking additional members, and if any patients are interested in joining they should enquire at the surgery reception or contact Gary Peacock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In April 2018, Dr Claire Page gave us a very informative talk on 'Falls and How to Prevent Them'.
Dr Page advised that keeping active and exercising, was the best way to improve your balance and strength - both key ingredients for preventing falls. Indeed, she had us on our feet and trying some of these exercises!
Please see below for a copy of the 6 exercises that she recommended. A paper copy of these is available at the surgery too.
6 Exercises to Help Prevent Falls
The full Get Up and Go leaflet can be accessed here: Get up and Go Leaflet
New members for our PPG are always welcome. The group should be representative of all ages of patients! Please click on 'Contact Us' or speak to one of the Receptionists if you are interested in helping to shape the direction and services of the Practice and they will pass your details to us
The PPG also fundraises for the Practice. So far, we have bought a new bluetooth ECG monitor and provided WIFI access for patients waiting in the surgery.
You can read about our action plan and reports by clicking on the 'Plans and Reports' tab above.