Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Fruits of Engagement - 7 Bitesize Tips

Ken Hargreaves, outgoing PPG chair at Holycroft Surgery in Keighley, West Yorkshire, offers his tips for a successful GP Patient Participation Group. 'Nothing is to be gained in using patients in a tokenistic way by a mere "box ticking" process.' 1. A good launch - or re-launch - for PPG engagement. 2. A culture of engagement. 3. Engaging events. 4. Expanding engagement - increasing involvement. 5. Never miss an opportunity to engage. 6. Extending the boundaries of engagement. 7. Celebrating the fruits of engagement. The first ever Research Engagement Award was presented to Holycroft Surgery Patient Council in May 2015. For the full article see www.practice-management.org.uk February 2016. SO WHAT'S IN THE BMJ THIS WEEK? . Elective waiting times to rise again after relaxation of targets. . India Medical Association's call to relax pregnancy scan data angers campaigners. . Nine doctors are elected as MPs. . WHO targets antimicrobial resistance in new essential medicines list. . Number of cases of syphilis continue to rise. . Junior doctors hesitate to speak up over unprofessional behaviour, study finds. . Trauma staff change routines in wake of terrorist attack. . A quarter of Scottish general practices report vacancies. . Half of CCGs plan treatment cutbacks to meet financial targets. READ ALL ABOUT IT! With best wishes, Barry

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