Patient Voice Committee

The last Health Event, "Wellbeing after COVID-19", organised by the Oaks Patient Voice Committee took place virtually on Thursday 11th November 2021

We would like to thank all those that took part; to the speakers included Daniel McDermott from Sevenoaks District Council's One You Project, who focused on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle (including the benefits of maintaining a healthy weight, smoking cessation, the benefits of exercise);  MIND who spoke about the difficulties being experienced during the pandemic; Rob Steele from Horizon Primary Academy and the Orchard Academy, where both schools had presented work entered by their pupils surrounding their experiences, concerns and feelings throughout the pandemic.

Thank you to patients from the Oaks, Cedars and other practices that attended the meeting.  It was a most worthwhile evening.

Get Involved

Your Patient Voice Committee is a well established group of around 12 patients. They meet with GPs and staff from the practice meet regularly to discuss issues affecting the practice and wider health community.  Most GP practices have patient groups, sometimes called Patient Participation or Practice Patient Groups.

Although the comminttee do not deal with personal complaints, the Patient Voice Committee will keep in touch with you about what is happening, sending regular informative newsletter via email.

Patients are also encouraged to also join the Patient Reference Group, which means that the Patient Voice Committee will involve you by asking your opinions and would welcome any comments you wish to make about the service that is offered at The Oaks.  We are extremely fortunate at the Oaks to have such an effective and active group of patients dedicted to helping us provide excellent care for the patients of The Oaks Partnership.

Our Patient Voice Virtual Health Event took place via zoom on 12th November 2020.

If you would like to be part of the parient reference group, then please contact the Patient Voice Committee by emailing them at or ask our reception team for a form.

If you would like to apply to become an active member of the committee itself, please register your interest by clicking on the sign up box below to join our 'Patient Practice Group'.

Click here to read our Spring 2022 Newsletter Number 25

Committee Membership

Jackie Griffiths (Chairman)

Lynne Rhodes (Vice Chair) 

Liz Davies (Secretary)

Karen Dudley

Lisa Ebers (Treasurer)

Ray Harris (Newsletter editor)


Ken Grist


Harry Chapman

Sue Selvage


Getting Your View and Staying Informed on news from our Patient Voice Committee

The group would like to contact patients on occasion by email so that they can obtain the views of the widest group of patients possible. Please do sign up to receive their informative newsletter via email below and they will also contact you also from time to time to hear your views.


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