At our last Patient Group Meeting we discussed publishing patient's stories about how they have coped with various illnesses/operations etc. It was felt that reading about somebody else's experience may be beneficial rather than reading the more sterile leaflets produced by the NHS.
Our first account has been written by Brigid Hurn and relates to her hip operation. A copy is attached here, it will also be on our Facebook page and a hard copy included in prescription bags for those who do not have access to the internet.
I hope these will be useful, if you feel you would like to contribute with your own story please send to Tracey Rymer, Practice Manager Patient.doc