Dr Meena Kanagasabapathy
Dr Meena joined us in May. We are delighted to have her as part of the team.
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Patient Group Open Meeting - Dementia Awareness - Wednesday 2 July from 6.30
Welcome to the Patient Group!
Who can be a member?
Membership is open to all registered patients
How much does it cost?
How do I become a member?
Complete one of the application forms below, either online, or by printing the pdf or word form, and posting it to the surgery. It will then be forwarded to the Patient Group:
PG Online Application form
PG Application Info and Form
Or ask one of the Receptionists for an application form.
What does the Group do?
We represent the patient body, keeping the practice informed of our members’ concerns, and keep in touch with members by email or post, circulating information about the practice and developments in the NHS at the regional and national level.
We support the practice too e.g. by helping to compile and analyse surveys, by editing and producing the practice’s termly newsletters, and by organising the PG’s activities.
We are affiliated to the National Association of Patient Participation Groups, which works in close association with the Royal College of General Practitioners.
How often does the PG meet?
Four or five times a year
Where and when does it meet?
At the Surgery, Huntingdon Road, currently on Wednesday evenings 18.30 - 20.00.
Who decides what we do?
We have a Committee (currently five members), who meet most months to take up members’ issues and plan themes for the full PG meetings.
More members always welcome!
If you'd like to join the Committee please contact us via the website - or drop a note into reception at either surgery, for the attention of Sarah-Jane Jarrold, Operations Manager.
What if I can’t get to meetings?
We’ll keep in touch, usually by email.
What if I don’t have email?
We’ll post information to you
Enquiries sent through the contact form within this section of the website, are dealt with by the Patient Group - these do not get sent to the Practice directly.
Next Meeting will be the Annual General Meeting in September
Wednesday 11th September
Patient Group Annual General Meeting
Patient Group AGM Agenda
Wednesday 10th July 2019
Huntingdon Road Patient group Committee meeting
Wednesday 5th June 2019
Wednesday 10th April 2019
Wednesday 13th March 2019
Wednesday 13th February 2019
Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Wednesday 12th December 2018
Wednesday 25th April 2018
"The Role of the Community Pharmacist"
Do you make the most of your Pharmacist.
Minutes of meeting 25th April 2018
Wednesday 21st February 2018
Huntingdon Road Surgery downstairs waiting room
"Ask the experts"
Questions from members of the Patient Group were put to a panel of
the Practice Team
This provoked some interesting discussion
Wednesday 21st September 2017
David Faulkner Patient Group Chair gave a report regarding the activities of
the Patient Group over the last year
Patient Group Chair's Annual Report
The Committee members were all re-elected for the coming year
Neil Paterson Surgery Business Manager gave a presentation detailing
the Practice Plan for the coming year
Practice Plan 2017/2018 presentation
The Group then considered suggestions for future meeting
Please do send on any ideas
Annual General Meeting Minutes
Wednesday afternoon 15th June 2017
Estelle Mitchell, Caring Communities Manager, Carers Trust Cambridge
discussed the support available for people Caring for relatives at home
Patricia Johnston, Older Residents Coordinator, Girton
discussed the work she does in Girton
Wednesday 29th March 2017
Preventing and Managing Diabetes in the Family
Dr Sundeap Odedra GP Clinical Lead in Diabetes for CCP CCG and Dr Val Thomas Consultant
in Public Health, from the Diabetes Prevention Programme gave presentations about
how we can prevent Diabetes
And Maria Cowell our Diabetes Specialist Nurse talked about the services available
for people with Diabetes
Minutes of Prevening and Managing Diabetes in the Family Meeting
Thursday 17th November 2016
Staying steady on our feet as we get older
We heard an interesting, informative and enjoyable talk from Jackie Riglin, Falls Prevention
Clinical Lead for the Falls Prevention Service
Minutes of Staying Steady on you Feet Meeting
Wednesday 14th Sept 2016
Annual General Meeting
The Patient Group Chair reviewed the Patient Group year and the Officers
were re-elected for the next year
The was followed by a presentation "The Roles of the Practice
Manager in your Surgery"
by Sarah West and Sarah-Jane Cousins
Minutes of the AGM Wednesday 14th September
PG Chair's Annual Report 2016
Wednesday 15th June 2016
Care and Dignity at the end of life
The meeting was led by Rose Taylor, Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist and Sarah Gent,
District Nursing Sister from our local team. We discussed care and dignity at the end of life
including : Our choices to best meet individual needs, what support is available to help
us cope and breaking down the taboos to make it easier to talk about death
with our family and friends
Care and Dignity at the End of Life meeting Wed 15th June 2016
Wednesday 2nd March 2016
A review of services available for people with Mental Health problems
Presentations from Geraldine Dufour who is the head of counselling at the University Counselling
Service of Cambridge and David Seabright who is the manager of the Cambridge North Locality
Mental Health Team
Stress and Anxiety Education meeting 2nd March 2016
Feedback comments from Wednesday 2nd March 2016
Thursday 26th Nov 2015
Discussion about the changes in General Practice over the last 25 years
Meeting 26th Nov 2015
Thursday 17th Sept 2015 - Annual General Meeting
AGM 17th 2015 Sept Minutes
Chair Person's Annual Report
Wednesday 15th July 2015 - Hearing Loss Evening
Wednsday 22nd April 2015 - The Practice Website
Wednesday 14th January 2015 - Dementia Awareness for us all
Wenesday 24th September 2014 - Annual General Meeting
AGM 24 Sept 2014
Questions discussed at AGM 24 Sept
Wednesday 30th July 2014 - General Meeting, including discussion re Pharmacy Application in Girton
Meeting 30th July 2014
Wednesday 26th February 2014 - General Meeting
Meeting 26th Feb 2014
Wednesday 4th December 2013 - General Meeting
Meeting 4th Dec 2013.
Please click on the link below to see the full 2018 report
Patient Group Report 2017/2018
Please click on the link below to see the full 2017 report
Patient Group Report 2016/2017
Please click on the link below to see the full 2016 report
Patient Group Report 2015/2016
Please click on the link below to see the full 2015 report
HRS PPG Report 2015
Please click on the link below to see the full 2014 report
HRS PPG Report 2014
Please click on the link below to see the full 2013 report
HRS PPG Report 2013
HUNTINGDON ROAD SURGERY PATIENT GROUP CONSTITUTION
As revised and approved at the AGM in August 2018
Huntingdon Road Patient Group Constitution
The purpose of the Patient Group (PG) is to facilitate communication between Huntingdon Road Surgery (HRS) and the patients registered at the HRS. This helps inform HRS in making decisions about the healthcare it provides and also helps inform patients at HRS about the healthcare services provided. The PG also keeps its members informed of developments in health care at regional and national level.
The PG helps deliver this purpose by a number of activities including
It should be noted that the PG does not deal with patient complaints. These should be directed to the Office Manager, or to the Patient Experience Team at CATCH Locality Commissioning Group.
Membership of the PG is open to all patients at HRS and it is important to the development of the practice that the PG is as representative as possible of the whole patient population. The PG also includes a GP partner and may include other members of the administrative team or HRS staff as appropriate. Community representatives and other professionals may attend by invitation.
The PG meets at least four times a year and the PG Secretary circulates an agenda in advance of each meeting. This enables all PG members to raise any issues and pass on their comments and ideas to the Secretary for consideration at the meeting whether or not they are able to attend. The Secretary records all decisions taken in the minutes of the meeting which are sent out to all PG members within the following two weeks and added to HRS website.
Within the PG there is a group of not more than 12 active volunteers, known as the Committee. The Committee acts as a steering group for the PG activities and is responsible to the whole PG for ensuring that these activities are carried out. The Committee includes the PG Officers. Formal applicants to join the Committee are considered by the Committee in consultation with HRS. Members of the Committee will be asked to sign a confidentiality statement and to conform to the statement. Any breaches of confidentiality may result in removal from the Committee. The Committee meets as frequently as necessary with minutes of the meetings kept by the PG Secretary
From time to time, the PG may also set up working groups to focus on particular tasks or issues that affect HRS patients. Membership of such working groups is open to any PG members with a relevant interest, and they may co-opt community representatives and/or appropriate professionals to assist them where appropriate.
An Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the PG is to be held each September. Should any urgent matters arise, the GP Partner and Chairperson may call an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) to which all patients will be invited.
We want our PG to be truly representative of our patient population. No special qualifications or experience are required and we encourage you to participate.
If you are interested in becoming a PG member, please complete an application form and deposit it in the PG Post Box in either Huntingdon Road or Girton surgeries. If you would like to make any comments or suggestions please let us know by using the ‘Contact Us’ tab in the ‘Patient Group’ section of the practice’s website or by leaving a note for the PG Secretary in the PG post boxes in Huntingdon Road or Girton surgeries.
Elections of officers to facilitate the running of the PG will be held annually at the AGM in September each year. Nominations can be made by any member of the PG and these should be seconded by another member. All nominations should be submitted to the PG Secretary at least two weeks in advance of the AGM to allow details to be circulated to all members in advance of the AGM. Officers must be willing to serve on both the PG and Committee for a period of 1 year and may or may not choose to stand for re-election.
Confidentiality is an extremely important principle in the provision of healthcare and this principle will be extended to the activities of the PG. All members of the PG will be expected to maintain confidentiality, within the PG, to HRS and specifically to individuals within the group, of all sensitive information.
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