PPG & Friends of Bideford Medical Centre


PPG (aka Patient Participation Group)

Why is the PPG necessary?

The PPG supports the aims of the Alma Ata Declaration that includes the statement: "The people have the right and duty to participate individually and collectively in the planning and implementation of their health care."

Key Objectives of the PPG:


A doctor and 2 Managers from Bideford Medical Centre - Dr Mark Clayton, Mrs Olivia Bassett & Mrs Lyn Watts.

A panel of Patients – Mr Leno Lamanna, Mrs Denise Oldaker, Mrs Joy Shore, Mrs Elizabeth Payne, Dr Dick Ford, Mr Bob Hopkins, Mrs Kate Butcher and Mrs Cindy French.


Meetings occur quarterly.

BMC wishes to thank both the Trustees of the Friends of BMC and the PPG for all of their hard work for the practice and its patients

2) The PPG Remit

Click the following link to download the PPG Remit: Patient Participation Remit (MS Word 2003)

3) PPG Patient Survey

Click the following links:

Survey Result Analysis 2013-14 (MS Excel xls)

Survey Summary Result 2012-13 (Adobe PDF) | Survey Result 2012-13 (Adobe PDF)

Survey Summary Result 2011-12 (Adobe PDF) | Survey Result 2011-12 (Adobe PDF)

4) PPG Reports

Click the following links:

PPG Report 2014-15 (MS Word 2003)

PPG Report 2013-14 (MS Word 2003)

PPG Report 2012-13 (MS Word 2003)

PPG Report 2011-12 (MS Word 2003)

Friends of Bideford Medical Centre

The Friends of Bideford Medical Centre is a Charity set up in 1998 (Reg. Charity No. 1072103). The charitable status and registration was approved by the Charity Commission on 23rd October 1998.

Its main objectives are to provide and improve facilities and equipment for the relief of sickness, the preservation of health of the patients at the Medical Centre and the advancement of education in the provision of healthcare.

Its functions are to raise funds and receive donations, by way of gifts or legacies, for the benefit of patients.

If you wish to contribute or help please contact our Practice Manager or one of the Trustees via the Suggestion Box inside the main entrance to the Medical Centre.

Trustees : Mr Jonathan Poyner (Chair), Dr Dick Ford and Miss Jennifer Law.

Raising money for Friends of Bideford Medical Centre - via easyfundraising.org.uk

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Thank you for your support.