Swale Patient Liaison Group

Swale Patient Liaison Group (SPLG) is made up of the chairs of a surgery-based Patient Reference Group and members of the voluntary and community sector. It is a consultation group supported by NHS Swale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and plays an important part in helping the CCG plan, buy and monitor services that are of good quality and respond to patient need. We have 10 members and the group is chaired by Alan Jenner, with John Gallimore as vice chair.

The group has just completed its third year of work which has included: 

  • input into the five-year commissioning plan
  • advice about contacting local community groups
  • the design of the ‘Directory of Health and Social Care Voluntary Services’ so that clinicians are better able to tap into these services
  • providing constructive feedback on services.

Feedback and key points from the SPLG are fed into the Governing Body to inform key decisions. This is done via our chair (Alan Jenner) and Gillian Wells (Lay Member for Patient and Public Engagement).

The group members are:

Alan Jenner (Chair)

Lyn Gallimore

John Gallimore (Vice Chair)

Debra Chase

Exercise Referral Scheme

Gillian Wells 

Swale CCG Lay Member for Patient and Public Engagement

Paul Francis

Maggie Mancktelow

Patient representative from Sheppey (Minster)

2017/18, 2016/17 and 2015/16  workplans to be updated soon.

SPLG workplan for 2014/15

We cannot investigate individual issues with providers but if you would like to forward feedback specifically on Swale Clinical Commissioning Group or have something you want to highlight about health services in the SCCG area (we welcome positive as well as other feedback), please email swale.communications@nhs.net marked ‘for the attention of SPLG’.

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