Need help with your recruitment days and PPG projects? We are pleased to announce that we have two new members of staff starting work in January whose roles will be to support the development of a stronger network of PPGs.
Jim Gammans and Gill Foott introduced themselves at the November PPG networking event in Weymouth and are keen to get started in their new roles. Jim currently works in our Continuing Healthcare Team and formerly worked in a very public-facing role for Age UK. Gill has worked at Dorset County Hospital for many years, most recently organising public governor activities. They’ll both be working closely with our Primary Care Team and will be getting out and about soon after they arrive. They have already got visits to some PPG groups booked into their diaries. One of their key aims will be to help PPGs work more closely together in their localities. Do get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to meet them.
We’ve received some great feedback following our November PPG events. Our Digital Dorset and Dorset Domiciliary Care Speakers went down well with most people. Many of you said the opportunity to meet and share ideas with fellow PPG representatives was invaluable. You also indicated your preferences for speakers for our next events (which we are planning for May 2019) and asked for more time to hear about the work of fellow PPGs. We’ll work on delivering what you’ve asked for and look forward to seeing you at our May events which Gill and Jim will be running.
Is your PPG a member of NAPP? You may want to take a look at their website and discuss membership with your Practice Manager. The site offers great advice and tips to develop PPGs.