Patient Participation Group
We have a patient participation group and are looking for new members.
If you would like to volunteer please complete an application form, which is available at the reception desk. All applications will be taken to the patient group for consideration.
Download a form here
The group Members are:
Sandie Smith – Chair
I have lived in Droitwich for over 30 years, and Spa Medical Practice has looked after me for all that time.
I’m an accountant by profession, but have an interest in all aspects of life. I have four children and one grandchild and would like them to have the NHS that I have had. Being a member of the PPG lets me keep up with current developments and find out information that affects us all.
Joanna Instone - Secretary
Patient group member since 2017
Frank Saunders - Treasurer
I was born in 1940 in Lancashire. I am married with 3 sons and 6 grandchildren. I have lived in Droitwich 34 years and my interests are reading, cooking, holidays, particularly touring the British Isles.
After several moves around the UK we settled in Droitwich 36 years ago. I am lucky to have two of our children and their children nearby. Until I retired six years ago I worked as a Children and Families Social Worker. Since retiring I have taken an interest in the NHS. As well as being a member of the PPG I attend regular meetings with members of PPGs from the 31 other practices in South Worcestershire. I believe the patient’s experience and voice should be present when decisions are being made about services in the NHS.
Rev. Gwendydd Askew
I have been with the Spa Medical Practice since coming as a family to live in Droitwich 25 years ago. I have four children who are married and am grandmother to 9. I have an interest in many areas including Childcare. My husband died five years ago with a dementia related illness and I therefore have had experience of this illness within the family. I am a Baptist Minister and at one time I was on the Chaplaincy Team of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. With my work as a Minister I come into contact with many people and am keen to help within the Practice serving on the PPG.
Peter and his family have been living in Droitwich for over forty years and he has been a patient with the practice all that time, he is a diabetic and has a particular interest in services for Older People. Involved in voluntary and public service for most of his Adult life and is currently Chair of Worcestershire Healthwatch and takes an active role in all aspects of Health and social care matters in the town and throughout the county.
Member since 2017
Member since 2017