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Wychbury Medical Group, 121 Oakfield Road, Stourbridge, DY9 9DS, Tel: General: 01384 322300
Would you like to have a say about the services provided at Wychbury Medical Group
We would like to hear your views and ask the opinions of as many patients as possible and are asking if people would like to provide their email addresses so that we can contact you by email every now and again to ask you a question or two and circulate our quarterly newsletter.
Fill in the details below and hand it back to reception or email your interest to email@example.com
Common patient questions and answers
Why are you asking patients for their contact details?
We would like to be able to contact patients and carers occasionally to ask them questions about the practice and how well we are doing to identify areas for improvement.
Will my doctor see this information?
This information is purely to contact patients to ask them questions about the practice, how well we are doing and ensure changes that are being made are patient focused. If your doctor is responsible for making some of the changes in the practice they might see general feedback from patients.
Will the questions you ask me be medical or personal?
We will only ask general questions about the practice, such as short questionnaires.
Who else will be able to access my contact details?
Your contact details will be kept safely and securely and will only be used for this purpose and will not be shared with anyone else.
How often will you contact me?
Not very often – We will send out our quarterly newsletter and any updates we think you may find useful. We will occasionally ask for feedback on a particular service via a survey.
What is a patient group/patient participation group?
This is a group of volunteer patients who are involved in making sure the practice provides the services its patients need.
Do I have to leave my contact details?
No, but if you change your mind, please let us know.
What if I no longer wish to be on the contact list or if I leave the practice?
We will ask you to let us know by email if you do not wish to receive further messages.
At a Special General Meeting of the group on the 2nd of April it was decided to close the group. A copy of the minutes of the meeting can be read by clicking HERE. The reasons for the closure of the group are listed in the minutes, as are to distribution of the groups assets across the areas represented by the group.
The virtual group will also close.
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1 in 8 men have prostate cancer. Half of these men could die because they did not get diagnosed early enough.
The Wychbury PPG is holding a prostate awareness event on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 at the Cradley Community Centre, Colley Lane, Cradley, B63 2TL to ensure that patients have the chance to learn:
The event starts at 10:00 am (doors open 9:45) and finishes at 1:00 pm.
At the event will be two leading authorities on prostate cancer:David Baxter Smith MBBS, ChB(Hons), FRCS(Urol) a retired Urology Consultant and Chairman of Worcestershire Prostate Awareness Trust who will speak about what prostate cancer is, what are the early warning signs and how men can be tested for it.Alan Docherty MBBS, BSC, MD, FRCS(Urol), FEBU, a Senior Consultant at QE Birmingham and Director of Birmingham Prostate Clinic, who will speak on current treatments and developments.
During the event there will be plenty of time to ask questions of the two main speakers, to speak with Dr Adam Hardie an GP with Wychbury Medical Group and to meet with other patients and medical staff. Men over 45 will be able to sign up for PSA testing or will be provided with a form to consult with their own GP practice.
The event is for all patients who do not need to be registered with the Wychbury Medical Group.
From the 1st of April 2018 the charges for NHS services have increased, please click the link below for details
NHS prescription charges from 1 April 2018
To read the event report click the button below:
Gardening For Health takes place on Saturday, March 4th 2017 at Wilson Hall (Cradley Labour Club), Colley Gate, B63 2BU. Doors open at 9:25 am for the first part of a garden and health market place and presentations take place between 10:00 am and 1:40 pm. (See the attached poster, copy and print your free entry tickets, and view the programme.)
A wide range of specialist gardening tips and professional health advice will be on offer from expert gardeners and health, public sector and schools representatives, who all support patients in our communities.
Guest presenters will include Darren Rudge from BBC Radio WM (The Laughing Gardener), and Mick Poultney, a local gardening judge. Health advice will express the mental health benefits of gardening and aspects that promote patient well-being, as well as explaining the physical side of gardening exercise, ranging from a very light touch to high level exertion. The tips on offer will show what people can do to benefit from gardening with very little materials and in minimum space. How local schools are enjoying gardening exercise will also be demonstrated.
This truly inclusive event organised by Wychbury Patients Participation Group is the first of its kind locally and is open to all age groups and sections of the community, no matter what ability, experience or health issues. There will be something on offer for all to enjoy and to learn from.
Why Now? This event is being held in early March to give all those attending the best opportunity to plan and develop their gardening choices at the very start of the growing season. Everyone will have time to gain health and well-being benefits during the year and time to enjoy the results later. Whether you want to grow vegetables, flowers, cacti, bonsai, shrubs, or trees, plant bulbs in pots, just cut the grass, or maintain a Japanese garden, Gardening For Health has something to offer you.
Entrance to the event and to the prize draw is free and light refreshments will be available. However, it would help if those attending got in touch with the organisers by email or telephone to confirm their attendance (details below).
Wilson Hall has several nearby free car parks and is accessible to all abilities.
Those attending will be able to ask gardening and health questions of the experts and get informed advice. A doctor, Advanced Practice Nurses and patient leads from Wychbury Medical Group together with exercise specialists will be on hand throughout the event to signpost patients to other health services.
For further details email to: firstname.lastname@example.org -or- Text/Telephone: 07806 666908 or click the "Contact Us" tab above.
Gardening For Health Poster
Gardening For Health Tickets
Gardening For Health Programme
On the 10th of October 2016 a new patient transport service was introduced by the Dudley CCG. The service will be provided by West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. The new service will provide a safe means of transport for patients who meet the eligibility criteria to travel to outpatient appointments, day procedures and regular treatments such as renal dialysis, cancer treatment, physiotherapy and GP appointments. Click here to read Eligibility CriteriaIf you meet the criteria you can book the transport by calling 01384 679047, Monday -Friday between 8.30am - 5.30pm
In April 2016 patients rights changed, if you would like to know more about this, click the following link. NHS Choice Framework April 2016The 2016-Choice-Framework outlines your rights from April 2016. In the government's vision for the NHS, the Choice Frameworks tries to make the slogan “No decision about me, without me”, becomes a reality. The framework allows you to choose both NHS Hospitals and private clinics that have a contract with the NHS to provide the service you need. Normally the private clinics can provide a quicker access to services, but please speak to your GP, as not all clinics can provide the full range of services you might need. The nearest private clinic to Wychbury offering NHS treatments is the West Midlands Hospital
Below are eight easy read leaflet that set out for rights.
Easyread leaflet 1: Choosing doctorsEasyread leaflet 2: Choosing where to go for health testsEasyread leaflet 3: Choosing your hospitalEasyread leaflet 4: Changing your hospitalEasyread leaflet 5: Having a babyEasyread leaflet 6: Choosing services in the community and personal health budgetsEasyread leaflet 7: Choosing services in other parts of EuropeEasyread leaflet 8: Taking part in health research
In January 2015 the Wychbury PPG conducted a survey on behalf of NHS England regarding the Dudley Pharmacy First Scheme (see below). The group repeated the survey in November to educate patients regarding the scheme and to highlight any changes that have occurred since the survey in January. Overall the survey found that there had been a fall in the number of patients that were aware of the scheme and this highlighted the need for an effective publicity campaign improve patient awareness of the scheme.
Click here to download a copy of the November 2015 survey
Click here to see the January 2015 survey results
Young or old could you benefit from losing a few pounds?
If yes why not try the new NHS weight loss program.
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A New service to supports older people.
Silver-Line is a free telephone support service for older people who are lonely, looking for someone you can talk too, or in need of advice.Call 0800 4 70 80 90 and talk to them
Please click the link below for full details
You can also make a difference for someone, by volunteering with the service. Call 0800 4 70 80 90 and let them know you are interested.
For more details download the attached leaflet here or click the Silver-Line website link above.
Click here to download a copy of Silver-Line poster.
How can you get the best service from your GP appointment, read the check list below, published by the "Which Magazine".
Minutes of Special General Meeting 2nd April 2019
Agenda for Special General Meeting 2nd April 2019
Minutes of Meeting 9th October 2018
Agenda for Meeting 9th October 2018
Minutes of Meeting 3rd September 2018
Agenda for Meeting 3rd September 2018
Agenda for Meeting 25th June 2018
Winning Poster for Prostate Cancer Awareness Event
Minutes of meeting 9th April 2018
Agenda for meeting 9th April 2018
Minutes of Meeting 22nd January 2018
Agenda for meeting 22nd of January 2018
Minutes of meeting 4th December 2017
Agenda for meeting 4th December 2017
Agenda for meeting 9th September 2017
Minute of meeting 9th September 2017
Minute of Meeting 14th June 2017
Agenda for Meeting 14th June 2017
Minute of Meeting 15th March Re Gardening For Health Event
Minute of meeting 15th February 2017
Agenda for meeting 15th February 2017
Minute of meeting (revised) 16th January 2017
Agenda for Meeting 16th January 2016
Minutes of Meeting 29th September 2016
Agenda for meeting 29th September 2016
Minutes of meeting 14th June 2016
Agenda for AGM 14th June 2016
Agenda for meeting 11th April 2016
Minutes of meeting 21st March 2016
Agenda for meeting 21st March 2016
Minutes of meeting 1st February 2016
Dates for PPG meetings 2016 - 2017
Draft annual survey form June - December 2016
Minutes for meeting 7th December 2015
Copy Of Bryan Gould email 7th December 2015
Agenda for meeting 7th December 2015
Minutes for meeting 26th October 2015
PPG Healthcare Week 2015 Survey Plan
Agenda for meeting 26th October 2015
Minutes of meeting 7th September 2015
Agenda for meeting 7th September 2015
Minutes for meeting 27th July 2015
Agenda for meeting 27th July 2015
Chairman's Annual Report
Agenda for meeting 15th June 2015.pdf
Minutes for meeting 27th April 2015.pdf
Attachments for minutes can be downloaded below.
Microsoft PowerPoint - DNAs V2.pdf
Microsoft PowerPoint - 2015_02 to 05_Patient Survey v2.pdf
Agenda for meeting 24th April 2015
Minutes for meeting 9th March 2015
Repeat prescription guide
Agenda for meeting 9th March 2015
Minutes for Meeting 19th January 2015
Agenda for meeting 19th January 2015
Minutes for Meeting 17 November 2014
Agenda for meeting 17th November 2014
Minutes for meeting 22nd September 2014
Agenda for meeting 22nd September 2014
Minutes for meeting 8th August 2014
Agenda for meeting 8th August 2014
Minutes for meeting 30th June 2014
Agenda for meeting 30th June 2014
Minute for Meeting/AGM held 28th April 2014
Agenda for meeting/AGM 28th of April 2014
If Yes, then why not visit a pharmacy first, ask to see the pharmacist and get help over the counter.
If you qualify for a free prescription you can use the service totally free six time in a period of twelve months. If you do not qualify for a free prescription you pay the cost of the medication, which is usually less than the prescription charge.
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