Sheringham Health Centre
Telephone: 01263 822066
Patient Participation Group
What your PPG does:-
- Advises the practice on patients’ views
- Organises health promotion events e.g. Cancer Awareness Day
- Supports the practice team with Flu clinics
- Runs volunteer services and support groups to meet local needs
- Carries out research into the views of those who use the practice (and their carers)
- Influences the practice or the wider NHS to improve patient services
- Fundraises to improve the services/equipment not provided by the NHS
- Patient involvement is now high priority in the NHS. Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) are used to establish a means of both the Clinical Commissioning Group and the medical practice communicating with patients.
At Sheringham we are a group of patient members and Practice members and we meet at the practice on a monthly basis. Minutes of our meetings are displayed on the Notice Board on the left wall of the lobby as you enter the Practice building and the names of the members are also displayed.
Cromer Hospital provides a modern setting for a range of acute out-patient and day case services. There is also a minor injuries unit which can treat a range of injuries:
- Minor head injuries (with no loss of consciousness)
- Simple wounds
- Simple eye conditions, foreign body, corneal abrasions
- Minor burns
- Soft tissue injury
- Bites and stings, with no associated complications, or acute reaction
- Simple fractures
- Fingers that may be broken or dislocated
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is a modern teaching hospital and was formally opened by The Queen in 2004. The university hospital offers attractive and modern facilities for patient care. Our vision is to provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most. Patients rate us highly in the Friends and Family test which asks people if they would recommend the service to someone else needing similar treatment.
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is an academic teaching centre that works in partnership with the University of East Anglia’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
NHS 111 Helpline
NHS 111 is much more than a helpline – if you’re worried about an urgent medical concern, you can call 111 to speak to a fully trained adviser.
Depending on the situation, the NHS 111 team can connect you to a nurse, emergency dentist or even a GP, and can arrange face-to-face appointments if they think you need one.
NHS 111 advisers can also assess if you need an ambulance and send one immediately if necessary.
When should I call NHS 111?
If you’re worried about an urgent medical concern, call 111 and speak to a fully trained adviser. For less urgent health needs, contact your GP or local pharmacist.
How does NHS 111 work?
The NHS 111 service is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by a team of fully trained advisers. They will ask questions to assess your symptoms and, depending on the situation, will then:
- give you self-care advice
- connect you to a nurse, emergency dentist or GP
- book you a face-to-face appointment
- send an ambulance directly, if necessary
- direct you to the local service that can help you best with your concern