About the Patient Participation Group
The Pinn Medical Centre Patients’ Association (PMCPA) Is the recognised Patient Participation Group (PPG) of the Pinn Medical Centre.
The Association is a registered charity (N0: 1095260) whose Constitution states its main object “… is to assist in the relief of sickness and the protection and preservation of public health by providing services which support the activities of the Pinn Medical Centre, Love Lane, Pinner, Middlesex and to give additional benefits and assistance to patients by such means as:
- providing a transport service, a shopping service and a home visiting service for the patients of the Pinn Medical Centre (PMC) and to relieve those who are caring for or nursing sick persons;
- funding the purchase of equipment for the PMC and assisting with other projects carried out by the PMC, so as to maintain and improve health care services for the public which would not normally be covered by statutory funds.“ PMCPA Constitution (2002/redrafted 2015)
The PMCPA’s vision is of a patient community that works in partnership with the PMC to achieve the best possible care for the patients we serve. The PMCPA consults with the Membership of the Association on current and future services provided by the PMC.
The main theme for the next three years will be “engaging with our patient community”. This means we plan to do more to ensure our activities are targeted to reach as many patients as possible.
The charity’s challenge is to improve on the excellent work that is already being done and innovate at a time when resources are limited. The challenges facing the NHS will continue to grow as demand for services increase. As patients we want high quality, modern, sustainable care that is easily accessible. Patient engagement and involvement are key factors in determining the way services are designed and commissioned to meet the needs of our local community.
We therefore need more patients than ever before to support our work, shape our direction and help deliver our objectives. This means more patients becoming involved in our activities either as Members and/or volunteers.
Our volunteers are essential to the support we offer our patients. They help other patients in a number of ways, such as:
- Bringing elderly patients for appointments to the surgery or to local hospitals
- Visiting elderly house bound patients, and delivering shopping to them.
- Delivering the patient newsletter approximately three times a year to approximately 4000 homes.
- Please contact us via our secure online form if you wish to find out more about what we do.
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