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West Northumberland patient group

Are you passionate about the health and wellbeing of your community?

If you are a patient of a West Northumberland GP primary care network (PCN) practice (see list below), join the patient group and have your voice heard! The West Northumberland PCN Patient Group is a group of patients, carers and practice staff which provides a patient perspective of services provided within the PCN.

What does the patient group do?

Patient group members support the PCN in its aims to provide high-quality, integrated person-centered care in a proactive and cost-effective way and feed in ideas as well as help get information out.

Collectively the group supports the PCN in its purpose by providing a patient-orientated view on changes to services proposed by the PCN and by suggesting improvements to services based on patient experience.

How can I take part?

There are two types of membership; a core group and a virtual group.

The core patient group meets every month, in person, at alternating venues. The virtual patient group is for those unable to attend the core group meetings but who are still keen to get involved.

Virtual group members participate mainly via email and/or social media, helping share information with others, and attend quarterly patient group meetings online via Teams, together with core group members.

Members from any gender, age, ethnicity are welcome and all opinions and input is valued.

If you would like to join the West Northumberland PCN patient group, or have any questions, please email or visit the West Northumberland Primary Care Network Facebook page.

West Northumberland PCN GP practices

Branch End Surgery

The Bellingham Practice

Burn Brae Medical Group

Corbridge Medical Group

Haltwhistle Medical Group

Humshaugh and Wark Medical Group

Prudhoe Medical Group, Scots Gap Medical Group

Sele Medical Group

White Medical Group

Although not members of the PCN, Adderlane Surgery and Riversdale Surgery receive services from the West Northumberland PCN, so patients from these surgeries are also welcome to join this patient group.

Valens Medical Group PPG

Valens Medical Group – get involved

Valens Medical Group Patient Participation Group

Are you a patient or carer at one of the Brockwell, Lintonville or Wellway GP surgeries? The Valens Medical Partnership Patient Participation Group (PPG) is looking for new members to help make services even better.

Being part of the PPG means understanding what patients and carers experience, having ideas and being involved in decisions about the range, shape and quality of services at the practices.

PPG members are volunteers and meet regularly (virtually at the moment). There is lots to do and it’s an exciting time to get involved.

For an informal chat with the Valens Patient Engagement Officer, Pat Rigg, email: Pat can also put you in touch with an existing member of the PPG to hear first hand about what a great opportunity this is.

Find out more at the website.