Sonning Common Health Centre

Sonning Common Health Centre Patient Participation Group (also known as PPG) 

In Sonning Common we have a forward-thinking Health Centre, which includes a Patient Participation Group. The PPG is a group of patient volunteers, who provide a link between patients and the Health centre, to the benefit of both. The PPG has recently been reformed and the members have different interests to represent our local community.

We meet every 6 – 8 weeks to discuss a variety of topics. We have asked patients’ needs by carrying out surveys, the most recent, in 2014 identified for instance access and information issues. This resulted in improvements to car parking, entrance door, display of information, waiting room screen and updating the new patients booklet.

Patient involvement

We welcome ideas, views and needs from all patients of Sonning Common Health Centre. (no need to be a PPG member) on how the provision of care and environment can be improved, your suggestions are welcome

During 2018 we plan to have another survey, asking for patients’ views on a variety items and identifying local issues that will affect patients. Also exploring whether you would be interested on information which could improve the understanding of certain types of health issues.

Please look out for that as the more replies we receive, the easier it is to plan for the needs of our community. Your comments will count.

Future Plans

On Wednesday 14th March 2018 National ‘No Smoking Day’ there will be stalls  for a Sonning Common Smoke Free Day at: Sonning Common Health Centre showing the ‘Cost of smoking’ and ‘Where to get help’
Dentist explaining about the ‘Effects of smoking on Mouth, gums, throat, cancer etc’
Carsons Pharmacy with information and advice ‘How to stop smoking and benefits of stopping’

We are planning a Free Open Day about Dementia on Friday 13th July 2018 10.00 to 16.00 at the Sonning Common Village Hall
There will be lots of information with many different organisations sharing their expertise, so look out for more detailed information about this.

How to contact us
By email
Sonning Common Health Centre website PPG page ‘Contact’ button,
PPG ‘Contact’ forms at the Health Centre Reception,
Please allow 5 working days for a reply.

We look forward to hearing from you, with our best wishes

PPG team