Patient Participation Group

The Aims of the Patient Participation Group

Torkard Hill Medical Centre has a very active Patient Participation Group (PPG) which is chaired by Kathryn Sanderson supported by Dr Alex Brodie.  We encourage our patients to give their views about new developments in the Practice and our wider community. We think it is important to access views and opinions from as many patients as possible and we strongly encourage our patients to join our PPG. 

We have consulted with our patients and our feedback suggests that many of our patients are  busy and may not have time to come to the surgery for face to face meetings. Therefore, we have created an active ‘virtual’ group of our patients. This mechanism allows patients to easily exchange views, participate in practice surveys and with whom we can consult from time to time by email.

Getting Your View

The group would like to contact patients on occasion by email and/or text so that they can obtain the views of the widest group of patients possible. We would like to obtain your email address and mobile phone number to do this. Please complete the Patient Contact Form to provide your consent for this.

Kathryn Sanderson (Chair)

Dr Alex Brodie

A Message from our Chair

My background is senior leadership in the public sector so I am well used to working within the constraints of Government initiatives and targets and with public funding. Although I am not from a Health Service background I do have a broad understanding of how the NHS works and I am not afraid of asking challenging questions at any level. In addition I have along term condition which means I have fairly regular contact with the practice as a patient and I have regular appointments at both NUH hospitals so have first hand experience of the service at different levels. In the role of PPG Chair it is important I remain independent to represent you in a fair way. The agenda is not about me and what I like or don’t like but all patients and the experiences we all share; my job is to communicate your views to the Practice and to the CCG and to offer a patient perspective.

Having been involved with the PPG for over 3 years I would very much like to see it to continue to develop as a active and participative group.  If you ever want to leave me a message I can be contacted via the surgery – please leave a written message with reception, or contact me by email –