Attention! Are You A Patient of Dr R Rajcholan & Dr E George?

untitled NHS LogoAttention! If you are patient of ASHMORE PARK MEDICAL CENTRE; and your own doctor’s are Dr R Rajcholan & Dr E George –  Griffiths Drive Wednesfield WV11 2LH 01902 732442; Then you are just the person that they want to engage.

The Doctors are very keen to get patients volunteering to sit on a Patient Participation Group. This is a local organisation which is run by local GP practices to talk to their patients about health improvements – these may be suggestions to the practice to help improve GP appointment systems, organising health days or talking about important changes to the way their healthcare is delivered locally. PPGs are becoming increasingly important groups that are being consulted prior to making changes to local health services (commissioning).

Its because of the importance of this way of working that your Doctors would like to see their patients well represented at these meetings. Its not a very time consuming meeting. But if you attend this Medical Centre then this message is definitely for you! Please approach the Surgery for further information. Currently two of your three Local Councillor’s sit on this committee. So come and join us and help shape the future of local medical commissioning. Do not be bashful, it really is your chance to improve the services on offer.

Update from last meeting The suggested coffee morning to encourage new members took place on Tuesday 8th September, and was kindly hosted by PPG members, Cllr Rita Potter and Alison Bandurak, who felt a good amount of interest had been made. Unfortunately none of the expected patients attended yesterday’s meeting. The Medical Centre needs your input folks…..!

Flu Vaccine – Did you know that children can have a Flu Vaccine? You didn’t? Well then perhaps it would be a good move to approach the Medical Centre asking for information relating to Flu vaccine for children. The Surgery will be pleased to advise you on your children’s eligibility for this preventative service.   I hope constituents found this information interesting…..Tell me if you have any views.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more


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