Patient Participation Group

We are a group of volunteer members representing each of the branch surgeries (Portscatho, St Mawes & Tregony) in the practice. We meet monthly on alternate Tuesdays/Wednesdays at 5pm to discuss health-related matters and would welcome the views of any person registered with the Roseland Practice. Also if anyone wants to volunteer to join our group, we are not limited in number and you would be most welcome to participate either in person, or virtually. Please use the contact details at the end of this article if you are interested.

The purpose of the group is to work with the Practice Staff to promote good health and wellbeing in our community by providing information, advice and support about health-related matters and services. This means that we need to know what you – the user – want!

The ways in which practices deliver services and earn money is extremely complicated with some services provided centrally by the NHS and others left to local support – that is why we would like you to identify the areas you value. Our practice does not employ or pay for the services of District Nurses, Chiropody, Physiotherapy, Health Visitors, Midwives, Drug and Alcohol Counsellors, Mental Health Counsellors or Psychiatric Nurses. The numbers of staff employed in these areas are determined by the Health Authority so we cannot increase our staffing. Staffing numbers for Community Services are now being reduced due to the budgetary problems of the Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group and the financial deficit of the Hospital Trust. This is also true of other areas – where the Practice does not have a budget and where it is having to fight to retain our existing cover. Some practices do not have in-house chiropody or physiotherapy as we do.

Please see the video link at the bottom of the page for an insight into the work of Cafe Roseland – our social cafe for the young to the young at heart!!

The 300 Club - are you a member?

As a result of fundraising through the 300 Club, we have now employed a Community Co-ordinator – a person who will work as an intermediary between the surgery, social services and patients to provide support – this might be about accessing social support, signposting to benefits/allowances, or activities to improve physical and mental wellbeing.

Information about joining the 300 Club can be found here

If our group is to be effective and respond to your health needs then we need your input. We really want to hear what is of interest to the patients in the practice, so please contact us through the website or email via Nicola Davies, Practice Manager (email: letters.portscatho@nhs.net) or drop a letter into any of our branch surgeries addressed to the RSPG. The RSPG is bound by the same rules of confidentiality as those of the Practice unless you specifically allow yourself to be identified.

The RSPG will not deal with complaints or concerns – these will always be dealt with via the Practice Manager.

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Activity List

Committee Members

Chair – Vacant
Simone Kennett (Vice Chair)
David Calton (Treasurer)
Caroline Coldwell
Professor Sir Roger Boyle
Jo Shaw
Julian German
Rebecca Thomas
Sally Evans
Julie Saunders
Deanne and Bob Field
Beverley McIntyre
John Clelland

GP Lead
Dr Terese Tubman

Activities

Walking in Company – St Mawes Millenium Rooms at 10.30am

Contact: Jo Shaw 01326 270179 or Sally Evans 01326 279228

Walking in Company – Portscatho Gerrans Church at 10.30am

Contact: John Clelland 01872 501014

Painting for Fun – Portscatho Memorial Hall at 1.30-4.30pm

Contact: Simone Kennett 01872 581801

Crafts and Board Games – Portscatho Harbour Club 1.30-4.30pm

Contact: Cynthia Calton 01872 580 593 or Sally Evans 01326 279228

Ping Pong Portscatho

Memorial Hall: Tuesday 3.00pm – 6.00pm and Friday 9.30am – 12.00pm