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Patient group is ‘vital’

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Patient group is ‘vital’ thumbnailAt Ballymoney Health Centre celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Patient Participation group of the Fannin, Hutchinson and Boyd Practice and included from the group are Cindy McIntyre with group chair Joe Donaghy and Mervyn Storey MLA.

THE Practice Patient Participation group in Fannin, Hutchinson & Boyd GP practice in Ballymoney celebrated its ten year anniversary on Thursday, January 26. The patient group, chaired by Mr Joe Donaghy, has been working throughout the years to ensure that patients have their say in how their family practice delivers services to the local community.
At the celebratory event, the patient group highlighted their many achievements from over the past decade and shared a cake to mark the milestone.
Attending the event, David Keenan, Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners NI (RCGPNI) Patients in Practice group said: "I am delighted to have been invited to help celebrate this momentous occasion. Patient participation is vital within health and social care, allowing end users to work alongside clinicians with the aim to bringing about positive changes to meet the needs of everyone.

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