Marazion Health Centre

Notice to all from Marazion Surgery

I wanted to get in touch to let you know about a couple of opportunities at NICE. We are currently recruiting patients, as well as their unpaid carers and their advocates (usually referred to as ‘lay members’ at NICE) to join the committees outlined below.

I would be very grateful if you could pass on details of these opportunities to your members or networks. You might also be interested in applying yourself or wish to consider encouraging others to apply.

Care before during and after an operation guideline committee

We’re looking for people with an understanding of receiving care before, during and after an operation and the issues important to patients and unpaid carers.

See recruitment advert for details of what working with the committee involves, the kind of experience and knowledge we are looking for, and how to apply. Recruitment is open until 5pm on Wednesday 13 December 2017.

We have also tweeted about this recruitment, in case you would like to share through your social media channels.

Venous thromboembolic diseases guideline committee

We’re looking for people with an understanding of either deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism and the issues important to patients and their unpaid carers.

See recruitment advert for details of what working with the committee involves, the kind of experience and knowledge we are looking for, and how to apply. Recruitment is open until 5pm on Monday 18 December 2017.

We have also tweeted about this recruitment, in case you would like to share through your social media channels.

Who are we looking for to fill these roles?

We would welcome an application from those who have recent experience or knowledge of these topics and are able to reflect the views, experiences and needs of the public to ensure they are included in the development of these guidelines. They need to be able to contribute effectively in a formal committee setting. Our lay members are paid a fee to attend meetings and we cover travel and other expenses.

If you consider it appropriate, please also promote these vacancies through social media (links to our tweets above) or your other communication channels (a newsletter, for example) at your disposal.

We really value the contribution that people who use health and social care services, their carers and advocates make to our guidelines, and would appreciate any help you can give in letting people know about this vacancy.

If you have any queries about these particular guidelines or any other aspect of NICE’s work, please do get in touch – I would be happy to chat further.

Best wishes,


Jess Fielding

Public Involvement Adviser

Public Involvement Programme

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Level 1A | City Tower | Piccadilly Plaza | Manchester M1 4BT | United Kingdom

Tel:  +44 (0) 161 219 3889


Did you know that we’re on Twitter? Follow us for everything public involvement at NICE related! @NICEGetInvolved


PPG (Patient Participation Group)

This is an innovative group comprising of patients of the surgery whereby various issues and developments can be discussed any patient is welcome to attend and if you wish to do so you should contact the surgery for details of the next meeting.

Below are the minutes of the last meeting.

Minutes 20.11.17


For information

Attached is the March 2015  e-bulletin which is distributed to PPGs and CCGs which have joined or are about to join N.A.P.P.  


it includes news about N.A.P.P.’s  Annual Conference, relating to your CCG and  latest news on the Putting Patients  First campaign

Ebulletin MAR 2015 FINAL


Living Well Open Days

Dear Stakeholder


Due to the success of the Living Well Pioneer Projects in Newquay and Penwith and the development of the living well project in East Cornwall, the Pioneer team are holding a series of open days, to not only promote the good work that has been carried out to date, but to also ensure that the good work continues into the future. The programme is still being developed but the dates and the themes of the events have been confirmed and are included in the attachment.

 Living Well Open Days 2015 for KB 

Please note the timings remain unconfirmed but are expected to be from 10 to 3pm.


There is no charge to attend the chosen event, but spaces are reserved on a first come basis. Please could you RSVP your attendance as soon as possible to me on any of the contact details below. If you have any questions about the events, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Kind regards 


Ben Mitchell

Events and Projects Officer


Poltair – Latest consultation.

25 – Poltair Ltr – Next Steps Mtg – 270614

25 – Poltair Ltr – Next Steps Mtg – 270614
Poltair 23 – next steps – May 14

21 Workshop follow up letter 21 Workshop 2 – slides 21 Poltair Workshop 2 – Draft Notes – 120314 21 Poltair Workshop 2 – Final attendee list


Surgery Survey and next Patient Participation Group meeting.

Marazion Surgery Patient Survey 10 02 2014

Please feel free to download the survey and forward it on to the Surgery.

(Simply save it to your machine and then fill it in).

Hello everyone,

It has been a while since our last meeting, so I am proposing to hold one on Monday 3rd March at 6.00pm to 7.00pm.  I hope as many as possible of you can attend – please let me know!

We usually do a patient satisfaction survey at this time of year. We have done the same one for the last two years but the feedback was that the form was far too long (27 questions on 4 pages). I am therefore proposing to make this more concise and I have attached a proposed survey picking out some of the main points (so we can still compare it to previous surveys). If you have any comments on this please can you let me know as soon as possible. We propose to do the survey soon and then discuss the results at the meeting on 3rd March.

Many thanks for your time and continued support.  Please let me know your thoughts on the survey form and whether you can attend on 3rd March.

With best wishes,


Poltair consultation.

Latest info below.

18 Workshop 2 date

Please click the link below for latest details and further links to more information.

14 stakeholder Poltair update Dec 13

 Dates for future meetings are also enclosed.

Should you wish a representative from our project team to attend one of your own meetings to update attendees on the consultation please do not hesitate to contact Louise Moore on 01726 627800 or  


Below is a link to the results from the latest patient survey for the surgery. This just goes to show how fortunate we are to have such a well run facility

Survey Results Tables Feb 13

Patient Participation Group Meeting.

The next meeting of Marazion Surgery Patient Participation Group will be on Wednesday 15th May at 6.00pm to 7.00pm.
It was proposed at the meeting that Jackie Brown be Vice-Chair of the Group.  She currently has a long-term commitment on Wednesday evenings so is unable to attend the meeting on 15th May.  She would endeavour to attend if Dr Walden were unable to.
I have been requested to remind everyone of the ground rules of the group, for the benefit of new members.
I look forward to seeing you in May.
With best wishes,

The group is not a forum for individual complaints and single issue concerns.

  • We advocate open and honest communication and challenge between individuals.
  • We will be flexible, listen, ask for help and support each other.
  • We will demonstrate a commitment to delivering results, as a group.
  • Silence indicates agreement – speak up, but always go through the Chair.
  • All views are valid and will be listened to.
  • No phones or other disruptions.
  • We will start and finish on time, and stick to the Agenda.


Our local surgery is at Marazion and we are very proud of it. Having had some considerable construction work a couple of years ago, through which the staff maintained the high level of service in their usual happy and courteous manner, it now has a very spacious and comfortable waiting room and well equipped consulting rooms.

The surgery offers a wide range of services which can be seen on their web site at



as of April 2013

Just a quick note to let you know there is a new number for

NHS Direct Tel 111

This will get you through to someone who will identify your needs, be it optical, minor injury or whatever and put you through to the relevent department.