PATIENT GROUP @ SHGP
New Co-Chairs as of 22/10/18: Fraser Syme & Graham Syme
Dear Fellow Patients
First off… With a new regime come both new ideas and opportunities.
One of the many reasons why we (the SymeBros of Streatham Hill) put ourselves forward for these key positions within the Patient Group at SHGP (Streatham Hill Group Practice), is because over the years both the NHS & SHGP have been very good to us in relation to our Healthcare & Wellbeing etc and what we now wish to do is effectively return the favour and both ‘Give Back’ and ‘Pay It Forward, To Future Generations’.
Having established our initial core group for our Patient Group Steering Committee, what we now look forward to is developing our Steering Committee to include members from the various ethnicities etc across the spectrum of our Patient Population at SHGP. We encourage ‘inclusiveness’ and wish to hear from you should you wish to be involved (or have any questions about being involved) as we progress together in our goal to make SHGP one of the top Practices, if not the Premier Practice in the Borough of Lambeth.
Just in case you weren’t previously aware, we’ve had Patient Groups in one form or another at SHGP for approximately the last 8 years. We now look to build on what has gone before us, ideally break new ground and achieve new heights moving forward.
One of the main functions of any Patient Group is meeting up to discuss matters relevant to the Practice & the Patient Group and for both parties to carry out subsequent actions. This will continue.
What we also look to do, in the not too distant future, is to start to provide Health Education Seminars for our Patient Population initially targeting those members of our Patient Group Forum (i.e. All those folk who used to regularly attend Patient Group Meetings at SHGP) and develop from there.
So in summary, our New ‘Patient Group’ structure at SHGP from 22/10/18 will be:
 Patient Group Steering Committee
 Patient Group Forum
 Patient Population (approx 8,000 of which approx 6,000 are adults aged 18 or over)
Whilst this structure is not written in stone, it is the launch pad from this point forward, which will no doubt be subject to some tweeks & improvements along the way.
If, like us, you have an interest in OUR Practice, are passionate about Healthcare, Wellbeing, the Success of OUR Practice and wish to be involved in some way, please do not hesitate to contact OUR Practice, by phone, post, post-it note and/or by popping into OUR Practice during office hours.
N.B. It is worthy of noting that activities such as being Community-Minded e.g. being part of our Patient Group at SHGP etc looks good on CVs for Job Applications, whatever age you are.
Contact Number: 0203 829 0800
We look forward to hearing from you and/or meeting you in due course.
Note: We will be updating our communication options over the coming months to make communications more efficient for the majority of our Patient Group Forum.
In closing, we wish to thank the outgoing Co-Chairs, Miss Bernadette Loderick & Mr Tony Page for their endeavours during their tenure.
We look forward to meeting up with YOU soonest.
Fraser & Graham Syme
Co-Chairs, Patient Group @ SHGP
AKA: SymeBros of Streatham Hill