The Willow Tree Patient Group has been running since 2011. All patients are members by default but there are still opportunities to join our small committee.
It is an exciting and 'interesting' time in the NHS and patient power is very much at the centre of the recent and ongoing reforms. To help shape a more responsive and dynamic NHS and to redesign local services and shape priorities for the coming years, we need a strong patient voice. The Patient Group is your forum to help take forward your ideas and thoughts on what this practice should be doing for you. The patient groups of other Brent practices meet on a bi-monthly basis and there is a national association to which our group is affiliated.
Patient groups form a useful resource for many practices ours is a valuable ‘critical friends’ group us better shape the way we look after our patients. We are working together on the facilities for the new building and our Patient Group has been fundamental in helping to get this exciting development past all the many hurdles. There is also the 'commissioning' agenda which needs the close involvement of patients in order for us to provide those services that best meet our patients’ needs. There is a lot to do!
With the help of the group we conduct an Annual Patient Survey (see below for results). The answers received help us to set an agenda for improvements to our service.
If you would like to be involved there’s still room – either on the committee or as an observer at any time. And if you know anyone who may be interested, please give them a nudge! As a committee member you don't need any special skills or much time- just an interest and some opinions.
We’ll continue to have open meetings as well and will keep you in touch with developments through this web site. If you would like to be put in touch with committee members please contact Amanda Ure, our Practice Manager, tel 0208 206 0175.
Terms of Reference
Patient Survey 2013-14 results and action plan
Patient Participation ES Reporting Template Submission to NHSE 2014-15
Committee Meetings are held every 2 months on the second Wednesday in the month. The next committee meeting will be at the surgery in 2015 - dates to be announced – if you’d like to attend please contact Amanda Ure as above.
Learn about patient involvement in NHS Brent CCG
A new organisation representing the patient's voice in the NHS, eventually to become part of the patient representation structure in NHS England