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Our Patient Participation Group


Our PPG is a member of the National Association of Patient Participation Groups (NAPP).

For further details about NAPP click here.


History of our PPG

The first meeting of our Group took place on Wednesday 1st February 2012.  Dr. Penart and Mrs. Harvey were pleased to welcome six patients who had kindly volunteered to form the nucleus of the new Patient Welfare Group.

Current Elected officers were:

  • Chairman - Mr. Ted Shelton
  • Mr. David Gilbert - Vice Chairman
  • Mrs. Anita Freezer - Secretary

Theatre Royal Surgery has actively been recruiting to set up a Patient Participation Group since autumn 2011.  We have tried to obtain representation from across all walks of life including patients who are retired, those with long-term conditions and/or chronic diseases, younger people, patients with children, those who work and those who do not.

The first meeting was held on 1st February, 2012, at Theatre Royal Surgery and was attended by six patients, Dr. Antonio Penart and Mrs. Val. Harvey (Practice manager). 

At the AGM in March 2013

The Group's elected officers were:

  • Chairman - Mr. Ted Shelton
  • Mr.Ian Cockayne - Vice Chairman
  • Mrs. Anita Freezer - Secretary

Stop Press:  28th May 2013 - Mr. Ted. Shelton has resigned as Chairman and the elected officer posts are as follows:

  • Chairman - Vacant
  • Mr. David Gilbert - Vice Chairman (now Acting Chairman)
  • Mrs. Anita Freezer - Secretary

Elected Officer Posts agreed at the 2014 AGM

  • Chairman - Miss Hilary Bushell (Chairman)
  • Mr. David Gilbert - Vice Chairman (Deputy Chairman)
  • Mrs. Val Harvey - Minutes Secretary

 Following the resignation of Practice Manager Valerie Harvey in   June 2017, Administrator Stephanie Brown has taken over the role of PPG Co-ordinator.


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