What we do
We meet on a quarterly basis to represent patient interests and to act as a sounding board for ideas suggested by the Practice. By working closely together we strive to improve services, promote healthcare awareness and provide improved communication between patients and the Practice.
Our PPG was formed in 2006, and as its title suggests, represents the interests of approximately 10,300 patients at both Newbold Verdon and Market Bosworth Surgeries.
Over the past 4 years we have engaged in a variety of fund-raising activities, including book sales, Christmas and Easter raffles, and have been fortunate enough to receive donations from various local sources, including £300.00 from the Lions Club.
To date we have used these funds to purchase wheelchairs, which are available for loan, an automatic blood pressure machine, a digital camera to measure the improvement of wounds, baby-changing facilities and children's play tables.
We also support the 'Flu Vaccination Days', providing transport to and from the surgery, for the less mobile. In recent months we have extended our contact with some of the more lonely members of our community by introducing our 'Tea and Cake' afternoons.