Patient Participation Group
We have a patient participation group and are looking for new members.
If you would like to volunteer please complete an application form, which is available at the reception desk. All applications will be taken to the patient group for consideration.
Download a form here
The group Members are:
Margaret Webby – Chair
After several moves around the UK we settled in Droitwich 36 years ago. I am lucky to have two of our children and their children nearby. Until I retired six years ago I worked as a Children and Families Social Worker. Since retiring I have taken an interest in the NHS. As well as being a member of the PPG I attend regular meetings with members of PPGs from the 31 other practices in South Worcestershire. I believe the patient’s experience and voice should be present when decisions are being made about services in the NHS.
Samantha Lewis – Secretary
Patient Group Secretary since January 2016
Rev. Gwendydd Askew
I have been with the Spa Medical Practice since coming as a family to live in Droitwich 25 years ago. I have four children who are married and am grandmother to 9. I have an interest in many areas including Childcare. My husband died five years ago with a dementia related illness and I therefore have had experience of this illness within the family. I am a Baptist Minister and at one time I was on the Chaplaincy Team of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. With my work as a Minister I come into contact with many people and am keen to help within the Practice serving on the PPG.
I have lived and worked in Worcestershire all my life, moving to Droitwich in 1987. I am married with two grown up sons. I have been with the Practice since moving to Droitwich. For 15 years I worked for a charity helping support disabled and disadvantaged people to find employment. I currently work at the University of Worcester working in the academic support unit within the Institute for Health and Society. In my previous job role I was involved in quality, taking part in inspections of services delivered and part of my current job role deals with collating feedback from students. Both activities can and on occasions have influence a changed, which can make a difference, by joining the PPG hopefully I can bring some of my skills to help promote the good work the NHS does and be aware of and possible influence in future changes.
Peter and his family have been living in Droitwich for over forty years and he has been a patient with the practice all that time, he is a diabetic and has a particular interest in services for Older People. Involved in voluntary and public service for most of his Adult life and is currently Chair of Worcestershire Healthwatch and takes an active role in all aspects of Health and social care matters in the town and throughout the county.
I am married with 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren ages 19 years at university, 11 years and 5 years who attend at a local school. I have lived in Droitwich for 35 years after moving from the north east of England and have been a patient of this practice since arriving. I have seen the progress in the move from the old premises to the existing building. My aim is to try and make the facilities we have work efficiently by helping wherever possible.
I moved to Droitwich in 2012 to be nearer family and have been registered with the practice since I arrived. I took the decision to become involved with the PPG as I hope to be able to enable the PPG to become better connected to its local community through my work contacts, but I also have an interest in the role of the NHS locally and across Worcestershire.
Our family moved to Droitwich in 1965 since when we have been cared for by the Spa Medical Practice and its predecessor. Following several years’ service in the Royal Air Force, I taught for many years. This was initially at Bromsgrove County High School (now North Bromsgrove High School) and then at Droitwich High School until my retirement in 1993. My pastimes include cricket, golf and rugby and I have been involved in church music as a chorister and organist since childhood. I was a member of the first Patient Panel and welcome the further opportunity to support the Practice with the Patient Participation Group.