THE DART PATIENTS ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING ON NOVEMBER 6 WAS A GREAT SUCCESS
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
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.
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 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
Send us your views, comments, or suggestions at
Interesting Facts and Figures
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
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.
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..