About the Ashwell Patients' Group
Some years ago, the National Association of Patient Partnerships was founded to encourage and support groups of patients who wished to work more closely with their General Practioners to enhance the services provided by local surgeries.
In 2007, Ashwell Surgery launched its own patient partnership group, now known as the Ashwell Patient Group, with committee members representing the various communities covered by the practice - Ashwell, Bassingbourn, Steeple and Guilden Morden, and Litlington. Dr Matt Jarvis and our Practice Manager Mark Pilling, also sit on the committee representing the professionals.
The Patient Group has set itself three focus areas:
- Improving patient transport arrangements
- Better communications, for example, by utilising existing village newsletters, and providing user feedback.
If you have any suggestions, especially about future Health Promotion events, please contact Peter Chapman, the Ashwell PGG Chairman on Ashwell 01462 742977.
We have held a number of health information sessions at the surgery on a range of topics, including:
- Glue Ear,
- Caring for the Elderly,
- Care of the feet
- Osteopathy for musculoskeletal problems.
We hope to put on more events in the future, dealing with a wide variety of medical issues and would be interested to hear suggestions. Details of forthcoming events will be posted on the website and advertised locally.
Ashwell and the Mordens are already covered by Royston and District Community Transport.
Patients in Bassingbourn and the Mordens can make use of the Heron Social Car Scheme.
Both of these services can only function if there are volunteer drivers available. If you can help by driving patients to and from the surgery or hospital, please follow the links and give them a call.