Construction of the new NHS Dartmouth Health and Wellbeing Centre should start by mid-2021.   Nov 23 2020

Despite all the promises made by the Torbay and South Devon Hospital Trust the public is not being kept well informed about the progress being made in the implementation of our new HWC. This is regrettable. As far as your PPG is aware, the final steps in the planning process are in hand and a call for bids for the construction of the Centre will be made early in 2021, with a view construction starting in mid 2021 and completed a year later. We are all keeping our fingers crossed that the new Centre will open in 2022.

Totnes MIU closed 23 Nov 2020

When NHS closed our Dartmouth Minor Injuries Unit three years ago, we were promised enhanced MIU services at Totnes. This has now fallen through in light of the COVID 19 pandemic leading to staff shortages. Torbay and South Devon Hospital Trust have yet to tell us when the Totnes MIU will reopen. Meanwhile, DMP patients are expected to travel to Newton Abbott if they need minor injuries care; how those without a car are expected to get there is not explained.

Riverview  has re-opened as The Fleet Care Home  Nov 22 2020

Riverview, on Victory Road, has been refurbished by a new care home operator to provide  residential, nursing and palliative care for up to 39 residents.. The manager can be reached on 01803 835600.  This is welcome news after so many disappointments and false starts.  It is our understanding that when the NHS needs beds with non-specialist nursing care for Dartmouth Medical Practice patients, they will be placed at Fleet. We are hoping for the best. Visit website for more information. 

PPG is in lockdown!

Nov 21 2020

Your PPG has been meeting remotely. See Minutes of last meeting here

Visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/1828603657439261 to see the latest news and most recent pronouncements from our local Torbay and South Devon Hospital Trust.

THE DART PATIENTS ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING ON NOVEMBER 6 elected three new PPG Members

About 45 local resident heard presentations from Dr Eynon-Lewis on the latest news from the Dartmouth Medical Practice mainly covering staffing and the new Primary Care Network, from Emily Heard on accessing online digital primary care services, from Mary Lewis (Torbay and South Devon Hospital Trust governor) on the progress made with establishing the Dartmouth Health and Wellbeing Centre now expecting to open in the Autumn of 2021; and from Nick HIndmarsh on the current activities of Dartmouth Caring. Janie Harford, Dave Cawley and Claire Coltrini were elected as new PPG members.

  Read the Chair's report for 2018-19 here

              and Minutes of the meeting here

Dartmouth Health and Wellbeing Centre Approved

All is now in place for the long awaited Health and Wellbeing Centre to be built on a site next to the Leisure Centre. Plans are in place for the new state-of-the-art facility to be completed and to open mid-2021. This will provide new premises for the Dartmouth Medical Practice surgery, Dartmouth Caring and for outpatient clinics now provided downtown. For details see here and here.

     Dart Patients Survey of Patients' Opinions: Report now available here

          and Dartmouth Medical Practice's Response here

                    Read a Summary of the Survey Report here

                   and Key Points here

   

Read the Minutes of our most recent Patient Group Meeting here

Read our 2018 Dart Patients Annual Report here.

Our Mission

Dart Patients works with the Dartmouth  Medical Practice to achieve the best  possible health care for all of its patients.

The NHS gives priority to listening to  patients. Dart Patients is the voice of  local patients. We were formed to help improve health care for all patients in the  Dartmouth area. Dart Patients has  elected a Patients’ Participation Group to  identify  the concerns and preferences of  patients  and suggest possible solutions. We act as a ‘critical friend’ of the Dartmouth Medical Practice. See our updated Joint Action Plan  click here.

 

For our main PPG activities, click here

Dart Patients-Dartmouth Caring Leaflet on Social Care

What support is available for social care in the Dartmouth area?  How does it work?  This leaflet will provide you with the basic information. Click here.

Dart Patients-DMP Leaflet on Support for Mental Health

Are you concerned about depression or

weighed down by anxiety?  You can find

information on the help that is available

locally from a new leaflet here prepared

jointly by the PPG and Dartmouth Medical

Practice.

 

Contact Us (Your patient representative)?

If you have a suggestion to help our medical practice to give you or your dependents better care, please to send an email to info@dartmouthpatients.org.uk or contact one of the members of the Dartmouth Patients’ Participation Group listed here. But please do not use the Group as a channel for specific complaints related to individual health events. Instead use the established complaints procedure here. Dart Patients and its PPG is governed by a Constitution and Terms of Reference. To see click here.

Like to volunteer?

If you are already a patient registered with the Dartmouth Medical Practice, you are automatically a member of Dart Patients. The Patients' Participation Group (representing Darrtmouth Medical Practice Patients Group) is looking for new volunteers to help better fulfil its role and aims. Please click here to contact the PPG Chairman.

 

     

Getting help from Dartmouth Medical Practice

 

To help Dartmouth Medical Practice help you better please make sure they have your email address as well as your phone number. To send them your email address click here

 

      Visit Dartmouth Medical Practice website at https://www.facebook.com/dartmouthmp/

         Send us your views, comments, or suggestions at                                          info@dartmouthpatients.org.uk

Interesting Facts and Figures    

                         Click here

Dart Patients-Dartmouth Caring Leaflet on Social Care

What support is available for social care in the Dartmouth area?  How does it work?  This leaflet will provide you with the basic information. Click here.

Dart Patients-DMP Leaflet on Support for Mental Health

Are you concerned about depression or

weighed down by anxiety?  You can find

information on the help that is available

locally from a new leaflet here prepared

jointly by the PPG and Dartmouth Medical

Practice.

Dart Patients Leaflet on Working with your Practice

To help patients connect better with doctors and staff, the PPG has worked with the Dartmouth Medical Practice to produce a patient leaflet on working with the Dartmouth Medical Practice.

Click here to read it.

Dart Patients leaflet on End-of-life Care

Want answers on the support available locally for end-of-life palliative care? Click here.

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Health Messages

 

NHS England wants to involve citizens more actively in the decision-making for the better delivery of health care. For more about the this click here.

 

NHS Choices. For more NHS messages on health care and treatments  click here

 

Fighting lung cancer? More women die of lung cancer than breast cancer. Read more..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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