Patient Participation Group

The Aims of the Patient Participation Group

Atrium Health is inviting all registered patients to join the Patient Participation Group. Atrium Health wants your comments on what you like about your surgery, and your feedback on anything you don't think is working well. It is also interested in your views on how to improve the practice.

Whether you are a patient at Crossways or Dorchester surgery, you are warmly invited to join today. It couldn't be simpler to join - simply send us your name, address and e-mail address or click on the links below to download our joining form and, as long as you are a registered patient, you will be added to the group.

The members of the Patient Participation Group will receive e-mails approximately every three months inviting them to contribute their views on particular aspects of the practice. Each e-mail will contain a short questionnaire asking for your views.

The Patient Participation Group will have a real voice in assessing how well Atrium Health is doing and can expect in return that Atrium Health will develop and share an Action Plan.

Click here to read terms of reference

Meeting Minutes, Updates and Webinars

Webinar Presentation 10th February 2022 - Integrated Care System (ICS)

Dorset Health Walks - led by trained volunteers who support people in the community to get active

Dorset Care Record - webinar recording and presentation slides

NHS Dorset PPG Monthly Blog - read updates about the work being done with PPGs

How does the NHS in England work and how is it changing? - watch a video explaning this

Royal Voluntary Service’s Home Library Service - available to people in Dorset

Warm Welcomes in Dorset - link to the Help and Kindness website for information regarding cost of living support in the community; how to get help and how to give help
A list of warm spaces in the Dorchester area can be found by clicking here

Updates and Useful Information

Cancer Research UK - update about a trail app to support people going through clinical trials 

Chat Café – a Dorset based group set up to encourage people to meet and chat

King’s Fund report - strategies to reduce waiting times for elective care 

King’s Fund update – includes a reflection on the start of the Integrated Care System (ICS) and reports and updates including NHS providers, County Council Networks and the Department of Health and Social Care 

Parks Foundation – an organisation that raises awareness and supports the parks in the BCP area

Prostate Cancer UK message – letter delivered to the new Health Secretary, asking the government to better help people living with prostate cancer 

Woodland Trust – an opportunity for community groups and schools to receive free trees, hedges, etc. to encourage more planting in community spaces