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Present: Nine members were present

Apologies: Mr Freeman

Record of the meeting of the 13th September 2018: Accepted as circulated

Matters arising:
Car parking issues are still not resolved, indeed one member of the group was unable to attend the meeting due to the uncertainty of being able to park.

The provision of seating at the information table was proving to be a very useful addition and was appreciated by patients when completing paperwork.

Flu vaccines were now readily available and the take-up so far was about 70% of the target set.

Practice Information Update:
New staff had been appointed To the vacant clerical and reception posts, as was a new Health Care Assistant to cover maternity leave. Also the practice was pleased to be able to appoint a new Nurse Practitioner.

The recruitment of a new GP Partner was still an on-going problem and Dr Sagi’s position was still not resolved. Therefore Dr Sri was depending on locum cover in order to meet the demands of the practice.

Urgent Care Reorganisation Proposals:
The feedback from the public meetings held to consult on the proposed reorganisation indicated that there was no support for the changes which would impact on the Pallion Health Centre and the GP practices there.

Any Other Business:
Discussions focussed on the changes to telephone and on-line access to services provided by the practice.
Further consideration will be given to organise a repeat of the patient survey conducted by the PPG several years ago

In spite of the reliance on locum doctors, waiting times for appointments were still being kept short and urgent and emergency requests were being met.

Future meeting times and dates for 2019 were agreed as:- 1pm – 2pm on March 14th ,June 13th, September 12th and December 12th.

It was agreed that the minutes of the meeting held on the 13th September 2018 be published on the waiting area notice board and on the practice website.

Date of next meeting:
March 13th 2019

Download these minutes: PPG Minutes 13 December 2018

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