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Welcome
Welcome to the Website of the Davenport House Patient Group
The Davenport House Patient Participation Group (more commonly known as ‘the PPG’ or ‘Patient Group’) was formed in 1993.  The objectives of the Patient Group are:

To influence the future policies and decisions of the practice.

To improve the quality of services offered to patients of the practice.

To improve communication and understanding between the doctors and members of the practice staff on the one hand and the  patients of the practice on the other.

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Surgery
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About the Patient Group
Joining the Patient Group
Joining the Patient Group

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Keep In Touch
Keep In Touch

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Latest News
Care Quality Commission

The CQC report on Davenport House surgery can be downloaded by clicking here.
Surgery Booklet

Click here to download the Surgery information booklet.
Repeat Prescription Guide
Repeat Prescription Guide

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Education Meetings
Education Meetings

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Patient Group Newsletter
Patient Group Newsletter

The Autumn 2017 edition of our newsletter will soon be distributed to Members.

If you do not receive a copy in the near future or would like to comment on any article or suggest a topic for a future article, please email the membership secretary.

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Surgery Snippets
Shannon Peacock, Practice Manager
Well, that’s the summer almost over and we are now heading towards flu season!  You may have seen some new faces at Davenport House over the summer as we say goodbye to a number of staff and warmly welcome others to the team!

STAFF CHANGES
Firstly we wish a happy retirement to Richard Sewell, who has been the Bookkeeper at Davenport House for almost 13 years.  And to Madeline Skinner, who is retiring after 27 years as a medical secretary. We thank them both for their hard work over the years and wish them a long & happy retirement!  On that note, we welcome Julia Cherry to the secretarial team and wish her all the best in her new role!

We have also seen changes within our team of GPs, saying goodbye to Dr Amanda Allen (although she will continue to provide locum sessions at Davenport) and a big welcome to our newest GP Dr Lauren Coupe.  Dr Coupe joined us in August and will be working all day Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays.  A more comprehensive introduction to Dr Coupe to follow in the next edition!

One of our long standing partners, Dr Mark Sandler, has decided to retire after 16 years at Davenport House. Dr Sandler will be leaving the Practice at the end of September and at the time of writing this article the Practice is actively recruiting Dr Sandler’s replacement.  Further communication to Dr Sandler’s patients will be circulated in due course.

There have also been changes within our nursing team and we welcome two new Practice Nurses, Sharon Caitlin and Rosie Fairhurst.

OTHER NEWS
You may be aware that Davenport House upgraded its IT system mid August, moving from a system called Vision to a new system called Emiis web.  This was no small feat in terms of data transfer and appointment management and we hope that any hiccups experienced were temporary. 

Our new system will introduce a new appointment system which we hope will improve both ease of booking and access to appointments.  It will also help to support better communication between primary care services and other NHS providers.
From left to right Dr. Lauren Coupe, Nurse Rosie Fairhurst, Nurse Sharon Caitlin
Useful Links
Useful Links

Formed in 1978, the National Association for Patient Participation promotes and supports patient participation in primary care.

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Have Your Say
Have Your Say

The Patient Group offers its members a stimulating programme of health related talks and discussions at Rothamsted and the Surgery; the talks are well received but on occasions have been poorly attended. Have you been to a talk recently and, if not, what might encourage you to attend?

Please email the committee member responsible for Education, Sheila Uppington, with your comments.

For comments about the PPG in general please email the Chairman
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