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Doctors want patients to breathe ...
22 June 2018

Medical leaders throughout Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire have this week been supporting the British Lung Foundation’s Breathe Easy Week.

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National attention for home-grown innovations ...
22 June 2018

Once again, locally-developed pioneering approaches to using technology in healthcare have been showcased at ...

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World Awareness Day highlights danger ...
15 June 2018

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Leading local doctors and nurses are using the opportunity to raise awareness ...

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Health services in North Staffordshire ...
13 June 2018

Find out about the local health services in your area through the latest annual report from NHS Clinical ...

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New devices in every practice ...
05 June 2018

Each GP surgery in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent is to be equipped with an innovative new mobile device that could ...

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Take care in the garden ...
22 May 2018

DIY and gardening accidents account for many thousands of hospital admissions every year. Now GPs across Staffordshire ...

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Dying Matters Awareness week underlines ...
17 May 2018

GPs from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are supporting Dying Matters Awareness Week. The week runs until Sunday ...

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New mothers and mums-to-be to ...
16 May 2018

New and expectant mothers and those trying to conceive will benefit from a major investment in mental health services.

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Putting the stress on mental ...
14 May 2018

Stress and other mental health conditions come under the spotlight during

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PPG members pack - Moorland Medical PPG have been working on a PPG members pack which can be accessed by following the link and modified to suit your own PPG. The Key document follows the 4 areas from the NAPP Building Better Participation document.

 

Booking Community Fire Station Rooms for meetings

Telephone numbers to book a meeting room at Community Fire Stations - 

  • Newcastle Community Fire Station ring 01785 898897
  • Hanley Community Fire Station ring 01785 898760
  • Leek Community Fire Station ring 01785 898501

 

Patient Leaflet – what happens when you are referred by your GP to see a Specialist? NHS England, together with the British Medical Association and the National Association for Patient Participation, have produced a leaflet for patients to understand what they can expect if they are referred by their GP to see a specialist or consultant at a hospital or a community health centre. Follow this link to access the leaflet.

 

How does the NHS in England Work - an alternative guide a whistle-stop tour from the Kings Fund of how the NHS works in 2017 and how it is changing

 

 

Resources

Further resources are available on the National Association for 
Patient Participation (NAPP) website.  

PPGs - First Year Joining Fee £60

On joining, new PPGs receive all the benefits of Annual Membership and the following package of resources

  • Starting, Growing and Sustaining Successful PPGs: guide to setting up a PPG in general practice
  • 21 Ways to make your practice thrive
  • Communications Toolkit for PPGs
  • Two N.A.P.P. ‘Proud to have a PPG ‘stickers
  • Copy of ‘What to expect from your doctor: a guide for patients (GMC)
  • Copy of CQC "What standards you have a right to expect from the regulation of your GP practice"
  • Top Tips leaflet
  • Putting Patients First: Back in General Practice Campaign Brief
  • Other current relevant documents where appropriate.

Annual Membership thereafter £40

Follow this link to find out more.