Patient Participation Groups (PPG)
Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) can help bring about real, positive change in their communities. PPGs have an increasingly important role to play in helping to give patients a say in the way services are delivered to best meet their needs, and the needs of the local community. For more information about PPGs click here. If you would like to join your local PPG, please contact the Practice Manager at your GP Surgery.
West Norfolk Patient Partnership
The West Norfolk Patient Partnership is the overarching group on which all local PPGs are represented. Minutes of recent meetings can be found below:
Maternity Voices Partnership (Previously Maternity Services Liaison Committee (MSLC))
Have your say on maternity services in West Norfolk
Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) (King’s Lynn and Wisbech), previously called the Maternity Services Liaison Committee (MSLC King’s Lynn and Wisbech) has launched its first website www.maternityvoicesklw.com and Facebook Page - @maternityvoicesklw.
Maternity Voices (King's Lynn and Wisbech) is an independent group supported by the charity Community Action Norfolk. The group regularly brings together health professionals such as midwives and health visitors, as well as service users, their representatives, commissioners and charities. Together the group learns from service user feedback how well local maternity services are working and think about improvements that could be made. Share your feedback now by completing one of the groups online surveys. Mums visit www.bit.ly/Mumsklw, partners www.bit.ly/Partnersklw 'Partners can be fathers, husbands, boyfriends, wives or doulas.
If you would like to see how your feedback is used and have a direct say in how services are developed, come along to one of the meetings in the Brancaster Outpatients Area at Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Anyone can come, as long as they or someone close to them have been involved with the maternity services. This can include: mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles and doulas. Free hospital parking is available and travel costs are reimbursed (e.g. Bus Fare, Mileage, Taxi Fare). Expenses can also be claimed for childcare that is provided by a registered childcare provider.
For more information or meeting dates please contact Tasha, the Maternity Voices Support Officer on 01362 698216 or by emailing Tasha.higgins [at] communityactionnorfolk.org.uk.
To view MVP's most recent Annual Report click here.
Cancer Services User Group
The Cancer Services User Group for The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Catchment Area is playing a key role in helping to shape the future of cancer services.
The group, which is made up of cancer patients, carers and health professionals, always welcomes new members.
For more information call 01553 613985.