The Southend Patient Participation Group Forum recently met to discuss local Health and Social care issues and how these can be improved locally.
On Thursday 16th August 2018 the Southend Patient Participation Group Forum met to discuss local Health and Social care issues and how these can be improved locally.
- Consideration is being given to PPGF meetings to be held in the 4 localities rather than one meeting for everyone together.
- Healthwatch Southend gave an overview of the functions and how they are in the middle of the PPG’s and the rest of the system. They will report to the PPGF on a regular basis and take any recommendations to the relevant boards.
- GPs are understaffed and reliant on locums and international recruitment which has risks for the future. This in turn means a high workload, poor morale and low retention followed by a poor patient experience.