Village of Haddenham

Helping Them To Help Us

Home » News » Helping Them To Help Us

Irrespective of one's political persuasions, few members of the general public can be in any doubt that the NHS is now struggling to meet ever-increasing demand with inadequate resources.

Many local residents reading this will be registered with Haddenham Medical Centre. It has a very active Patients' Participation Group (PPG) which provides a conduit for close communication with medical and support staff and provides practical help and assistance on a voluntary basis.

One of the aims of the Haddenham Medical Centre PPG is to help raise funds for equipment that the Practice would otherwise struggle to afford — indeed, under tight economic pressures, such equipment would be unjustifiable despite the direct benefits provided to patients and staff.

The primary mechanism by which the Haddenham Medical Centre PPG raises funds is the 200 Club.

In 2015 the PPG 200 Club draw, together with some generous individual donations, raised over £5,000 and was able to fund the purchase of two pieces of very useful equipment for the Haddenham Practice: a Dopplex machine for checking circulation in the arms and legs to identify peripheral artery disease; and a Dermatoscope to aid diagnosis of skin lesions.

In 2016 the PPG is looking to raise enough money to buy the following additional equipment to improve facilities at the Medical Centre:

1. A New ECG machine
2. An Air Conditioning unit for the Minor Operations Room
3. A second TV monitor in reception to improve information display

We need to raise another £5,000 to fund these items. Please help us by joining PPG 200 Club 2016 or renewing your existing membership for 2016

You can now apply by clicking on and completing the application form (PDF) featured below the images on this page
Or by clicking here
Or by contacting Lesley Coles, 52 Stokes End, Haddenham, HP17 8DX
Tel: 07711 832898 Email: lesleycoles.uk@googlemail.com

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Vaccination Marshal 01
Haddenham Webteam: Thu 21 Oct 4:30pm

There was an unpleasant incident outside the Haddenham pharmacy on Tuesday when a man behaved aggressively towards the volunteer marshals.Writes Martin Andrew, Marshal Co-ordinator:"My shift leader had asked the man whether he had a mask as it was necessary for going into the pharmacy. He responded badly and said he would be reporting us (not sure to whom) and that we should have asked...

Museum Calendar 2022
Alan Rose: Thu 21 Oct 11:00am

Looking for Xmas gifts that you can easily post? The museum 2022 calendar is on sale now in the museum and at Blooming Fruity. The theme is 'Haddenham Fifty Years Ago' and features photos taken by Peter Gulland. They cost £4 for members and £5 for others. Envelopes for posting are...

Memorial Service 01
Jonathan Fillis: Tue 19 Oct 3:30pm

Churches Together in Haddenham will be offering a personal memorial service on Wednesday 3rd November, at 3pm in the Baptist Church.These last few years have given us more than our fair share of grief, exacerbated by the disruption to our support networks and interruptions to our usual grieving patterns. Our hope is that the service will provide a quiet reflective space to remember those we...