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It’s National Patient Participation Group Week – what’s going on in Lambeth?

PPG Awareness Week aims to promote the role and benefits of patient groups in GP practices to patients, the public and health professionals. 

Streatham High Practice Health and Wellness Open Day 6 June

As part of their contribution to PPG Awareness Week, Streatham High Practice is hosting a Health & Wellness Open Day, organised by the PPG on Saturday 6 June 2015 from 12pm-4pm. The day will allow members of the public to learn about and experience some of the services available through the practice, and will also give people the opportunity to meet PPG representatives and members of practice staff.

Lambeth Food Co-Op will be hosting a gardening workshop and London Ambulance Service will be on hand, demonstrating CPR techniques to children and adults.
Age UK Lambeth will have representatives from Safe and Independent Living (SAIL), raising awareness about their streamlined approach to health and social care to support older people in Lambeth whilst Lambeth Diabetes Intermediate Care Team will be giving advice to sufferers and family members. There will also be a number of other services and activities for the whole family to benefit from.

The programme includes workshops from Certitude, a provider of personalised support for people with learning disabilities and mental health needs, and expert vegetarianism GP Dr Michael Hooper.

Ed Rosen, Director of Patient Experience, Engagement and Community Participation at AT Medics, who run the Streatham practice, said “Our aim for this event is to improve patient experience at Streatham High Practice and to extend an invitation to the wider community to join us on Saturday 6th June when Gracefield Gardens becomes an open house. Members of our PPG and practice staff have worked together on our first ever health and wellness event as part of our contribution to PPG events taking place up and down the country, and we are delighted to celebrate patient participation this year and in years to come.”

To find out more, visit the Streatham High Practice website.