Welcome to the EHMC Patients' Association....
The formation of a Patients' Association in 1993 has led to a successful patient-practice partnership and a resulting improvement in services. The objective of The Elliott Hall Medical Centre Patients' Association, (EHMCPA)was to harness the support of patients to help the Primary Health Care Team develop a service sensitive to the needs of the locality. It has resulted in the rekindling of community spirit, a partnership between the practice and the patients, the shaping of the patient service, and the development of volunteer activities.
The EHMCPA is a registered charity that provides services directly to patients, supports patients' groups, liaises closely with the practice, and organises fundraising events to support these initiatives. All patients are automatically members of the Patients' Association - and are updated with the goings on in the ElliottEar.
The Patients' Association newsletter, The ElliottEar, shares the Association's activities and conveys important medical news to every patient registered at Elliott Hall Medical Centre. All patients receive a copy of the ElliottEar delivered to their homes twice a year. The newsletter, supported by sponsorship, is currently produced and delivered free of charge by volunteers working for the Association. If you would like a copy of the latest version please click on the Newsletter link on the Latest News page.
The NHS Beacon Programme
The EHMC practice holds a BEACON status for its work with the Patients' Association. From time to time the practice has held and facilitated open days to enable us to pass on what we have learned. We welcome enquiries and interest from other Primary Care Organisations.
Some of the services offered by EHMCPA include
- A Carers support group
- Transport to and from the GP surgery
- Shopping service for housebound patients
- A bereavement support group.
- Home visiting service which allows carers to go out.
If you wish to learn more about these services please see the attachment here EHMC PA leaflet with more information
Over the years the PA has purchased considerable amounts of equipment for the practice;
Blood Pressure Monitors; Twelve-lead ECG Machine; UltrasonicCleaner; BCI Oximetry Probe; Books; Scales; Operating Couch; Items of surgical equipment.
Equipment purchased: Otoscope/Ophthalmoscope, stethoscope, tendon hammer, ear thermometer, scales, curtain track and curtain, chairs. Additional equipment purchased: Foetal Doppler and Probe, Ear Syringing Machine. Several wall-mounted Otoscopes/Ophthalmoscopes and thermometers.
However it's most impressive achievement has been raising money towards the installation of a lift in the surgery.
If you think you can be help please consider being a volunteer
You can contact the Chairman of the PA , Jane Billenness on 0208 428 3739 or write to her C/O EHMC. or email firstname.lastname@example.org