Patient Participation Group

Roseland Surgeries Patient Survey Report 2014-15

We are a group of volunteer members representing each of the branch surgeries (Portscatho, St Mawes & Tregony) in the practice.  We meet  monthly on a Wednesday at 5pm to discuss health-related matters and would welcome the views of any person registered with the Roseland Practice.  Also if anyone wants to volunteer to join our group, we are not limited in number and you would be most welcome to participate.  Please use the contact details at the end of this article if you are interested. 

The purpose of the group is to work with the Practice Staff to promote good health and wellbeing in our community by providing information, advice and support about health-related matters and services.  This means that we need to know what you – the user – want!  

The ways in which practices deliver services and earn money is extremely complicated with some services provided centrally  by the NHS and others left to local support – that is why we would like you to identify the areas you value.    Our practice does not employ or pay for the services of District Nurses, Chiropody, Physiotherapy, Health Visitors, Midwives, Drug and Alcohol Counsellors, Mental Health Counsellors or Psychiatric Nurses.  The numbers of staff employed in these areas are determined by the Health Authority so we cannot increase our staffing.   Staffing numbers for Community Services are now being reduced due to the budgetary problems of the Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group  and the financial deficit of the Hospital Trust.  This is also true of other areas – where the Practice does not have a budget and where it is having to fight to retain our existing cover.  Some practices do not have in-house chiropody or physiotherapy as we do.

The RSPG will also be able to look at some of the fringe activities that may not be mainstream NHS, yet may be of interest to you - for example, establishing a list of organisations and groups that meet on the Roseland.. You will by now be familiar with our walking programmes in St Mawes, and Portscatho and also the Painting for Fun in Portscatho .

If it is to be effective and respond to your health needs then we need your input. We really want to hear what is of interest to the patients in the practice, so please contact us through the website or email via Nicola Davies, Practice Manager (email:  letters.portscatho@nhs.net)  or drop a letter in to any of our branch surgeries addressed to the RSPG.  The RSPG is bound by the same rules of confidentiality as those of the Practice unless you specifically allow yourself to be identified.

The RSPG will not deal with complaints or concerns - these will always be dealt with via the Practice Manager.

Committee Members

Professor Sir Roger Boyle (Chair) roger.boyle5@btinternet.com

Simone Kennett                             

Jo Shaw   

Keith Brown                                        

Nigel Hudson                    

Julian German                                                    

Rebecca Thomas                                 

Neil Bullen                       

Sally Evans                         

Mandy Howard                                          

Jenny Deal

Hilary Trudeau

Susan Symons

Deanne Field

GP Lead

Dr Terese Tubman

Activities

Roseland Surgeries Patients’ Group Activities

Walking in Company, St Mawes Millenium Rooms at 10.30am

Contact:  Jo Shaw 01326 270179            Sally Evans    01326 279228

Walking in Company, Portscatho Gerrans Church at 10.30am

Contact: John Clelland   01872 501014

Walking in Company,  Tregony Kings Arms at 2.00pm

Contact:  Neil  Bullen   07805018945        Jenny Deal  01872  530308

Painting for Fun, Portscatho Memorial Hall at 1.30-4.30pm

Contact: Simone Kennett  01872  581801

Crafts and Board Games, Portscatho Harbour Club 1.30-4.30pm

Contact:  Cynthia Calton    01872 580 593        Sally Evans    01326 279228

2013 AGM - Download/View Online Minutes of Meetings
 

Photos of the Patient Walking Group

Photos of the Painting for Fun Group

Cafe Roseland in full swing!

The Cafe is open fortnightly on a Wednesday 1.30pm to 4pm.