Bridport Patients Response 'Encouraging'
10:56am 21st June 2014
Bridport health services say they're "encouraged" by the number of patients who've taken part in a recent week of feedback.
Group sessions between service users and NHS Dorset have taken place so patients can have their say on local provisions.
Health bosses say patient groups help them make better informed decisions about local NHS services.
Bridport based GP Dr Richa Singh, said of the day "We were delighted at the levels of interest our patients showed in our patient group and look forward to working closely with both the existing and new members.
GP practices and the wider NHS are always keen to involve local people in our work to help us make better informed decisions about local NHS services.
Having a strong patient group will help us to do this.
Here at the surgery we plan to keep members of our PPG informed about our work and to provide them with opportunities to give their views on any new developments or changes to services".
People were also asked to become involved with the wider NHS through membership of the Health Involvement Network which provides opportunities for people to share their experiences and views on a wide range of local health care projects.
Anyone who would like to find out more should visit the NHS Dorset CCG website www.dorsetccg.nhs.uk where examples of recent projects can be seen as part of the Feedback bulletin.