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 The 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.
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 34 years ago. Two of our three adult children live in Droitwich with their families. My 97-year-old mother lives in her own home locally, is registered with the Practice, from which she receives much valued support. Until I retired three years ago I worked as a Children and Families Social Worker, my hobbies include reading, knitting and most of all my grandchildren. I have welcomed the changes and innovations that have taken place during recent years and as a member of the PPG I hope to encourage patients to get involved in their own healthcare and to offer practical support to the Practice.
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.
Rev. Gwendydd Askew
I have been with The Spa Medical Practice since coming as a family to live in Droitwich 25 years ago. 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. I have four children who are married and am a grandmother to 9. I have interests in many areas including child care. My husband died five years ago with dementia related illness and I therefore have had experience of this illness within the family.
Born and bred in Lancashire and moved to Droitwich in 1988. I have two children, both with families of their own. I retired from the NHS in 2010 and being in the PPG allows me to offer feedback and keep up to date both in the community and beyond. My hobbies include hydro exercise, reading and pilates.
Moved my family to Cutnall Green 38 years ago and have been a patient at the Spa Medical practice all that time. Having now recently retired after running my own business for the past 40 years, I feel it's time for me to put a little back so to speak, and attended regularly the PPG meetings and find the ways of the NHS complex , but feel strongly as do all the group that this wonderful institution must be preserved for all. My interest are walking with the Worcester Ramblers, skiing, cycling, playing golf at Droitwich Golf club, but my passion is tennis and I am lucky that here in the village we have a friendly and competitive little club.
I was born in Droitwich and have lived in Himbleton for the past 47 years. During my life I have worked as a secretary for a road construction company, a school secretary in a local school, a parish councillor, a school governor and a Church Councillor in Himbleton. For a number of years I helped my husband run a contract flooring business until his retirement in 1996. When he had a severe stroke and later dementia I cared for him at home for 8 years. I have three children and their spouses and nine grandchildren, all living in Wychavon. As a member of the PPG I am hoping to look out for the needs of the many housebound and carers in the community.
Mr John Hallett
I have lived in the area for over 35 years and Spa Medical Practice has been my surgery during that period. Currently, I am involved with 2 charities and have an on-going interest in the NHS and the direction it is taking. I feel the NHS has helped me greatly through a bout of serious medical issues recently and I am interested in seeing how we can maintain its unique importance.
Mrs Sue Hallett
We moved to this area over 35 years ago and Spa Medical Practice has always been our surgery. Since our daughters have moved abroad I have come to realise what an amazing institution the NHS is. We now need to look at more diverse ways to keep this institution for future generations.
Mr Ken Jacques
I am a 63 year old native of Birmingham, recent arrival to Droitwich, but within the Worcestershire catchment for last 17 years. Most of my career was within food and drink manufacturing in various technical and senior managerial roles with national brand companies. I have a wealth of hands on care for poor health family members, with particular end of life care for close family. My last few years at work were as a qualified carer for the city council adults and communities directorate, work at a private hospital, and finally in a senior administrative role within the adult care and health sector of local government. I have wide experience of advice counselling with the citizen’s advice bureau, and am presently an elected committee member of the Doverdale Park Homes residents association. Being predominantly retired community, I hope to provide a link between this community and the medical practitioners and services at Spa Medical Practice.