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EHMC Patients’ Association

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.  With effect from the October 2023 edition it is being circulated digitally to all patients who have provided the surgery with a mobile number to receive texts or an email address.  Previous editions of paper copies are also available for reference on the website.  If you would like a copy of the latest version please click on the Newsletter link shown below

The Patients’ Association, along with surgery staff, won the British Medical Journal award for Primary Care Team of 2021.  In 2022, the Association won the Royal College of General Practitioners (North West) award for Outstanding Team in Primary Care.


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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 Bereavement support group
  • A Companionship club
  • Computer technological support to enable communication for isolated patients
  • An Exercise group
  • Transport to and from the GP surgery or other medical appointments
  • A Home Visiting service which allows carers to go out.
  • Support for referred patients requiring short term assistance

If you wish to learn more about these services please see the attachment below with more information

Over the years the PA has purchased considerable amounts of equipment for the practice;

Blood Pressure Monitors; Twelve-lead ECG Machine; Ultra sonic Cleaner; 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 its 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 , Jacqui Martin via EHMC 0208 428 4019 or email [email protected]