PPG Coffee Event
On Wednesday 12th June, our PPG had an afternoon tea/coffee event in the waiting area during PPG Awareness week. We had four members of the PPG talking to patients about the PPG and anything else patients wanted to discuss or needed help with whilst offering refreshments and biscuits.
"I had families who came to share with me their positive experience of attending their appointment. The family felt that they were very welcomed especially the receptionist was very nice and spoke in a very friendly manner. They were also offered some drinks, which they were very pleased with"
Feedback from an attendee of the event.
The practice is currently in the process of arranging for this to become a more regular event due to the positive feedback displayed above, listen out for updates for the next event.
To our patients who attended the 2 evening events held on 3rd and 11th April 2019 for the Diabetes and Safer Ramadan, we hope you enjoyed the evening.
If you want any further information or tips on how to effectively manage diabetes during Ramadan, some useful links from the events are available below.
For the link above in different languages click here.
Clinical Top tips: managing diabetes during Ramadan
Change4Life - Sugar Smart World
With 34% of children leaving primary school overweight, Change4Life has launched a new campaign, “make a swap when you next shop”, encouraging families to cut back on sugar. To complement the national campaign, Change4Life has created interactive lesson plans in partnership with teachers, qualified nutritionists and dental professionals.
The new Change4Life resources include:
Early years lesson plan PowerPoint for children under 5 years old (nursery and Reception)
Tilly the Tooth lesson plans for children aged 5 to 11 years old (school years 1 to 6), in which pupils set up a simple science experiment to observe how sugar can affect teeth, and learn about making better choices to stay healthy
display board print-outs for schools to showcase their pupils’ work and promote healthier swaps to families
recipe idea print-outs with healthy recipes from around the world for teachers to make with pupils and send home to families.
World Oral Health Day - 20th March 2019
World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is celebrated globally every year on 20 March. It is organized by FDI World Dental Federation and is the largest global awareness campaign on oral health.
WOHD spreads messages about good oral hygiene practices to adults and children alike and demonstrates the importance of optimal oral health in maintaining general health and well-being.
Each year, WOHD focuses on a specific theme and reaches out to the public, oral health professionals, and policymakers, who all have a role to play in helping reduce the burden of oral disease.
Click here to find out more.
What happens when you are referred by your GP to see a specialist
NHS England has recently produced a leaflet with the British Medical Association and National Association of Patient Participation Groups to explain what happens when you are referred by your GP to see a specialist.
This leaflet has been produced in response to changes that have been introduced in the past few years and aims to clarify what patients can expect from their GP practice and from the hospital. Please find a link to the leaflet below, or pick one up in reception.
Have your say
The Patient Participation Group (PPG) represents the opinions patients and carers to the management of Kensington Partnership.
The PPG and the Partnership work closely to find ways of ensuring that patients and carers receive the best service possible in the difficult circumstances that we all face. Therefore we have been asking for your thoughts and suggestions about two very topical issues: surgery opening hours and online bookings.
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