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RELAUNCHING OUR PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP (PPG)

Over the last two years we have had to pause our PPG group meetings for obvious reasons but we are now looking to relaunch and we need new members!

What is a PPG?

A PPG or Patient Participation Group is a group of patients, carers and GP practice staff who meet or discuss online to discuss practice issues and patient experiences to improve the service.

Purpose of a PPG:

  • To give patients and practice staff the opportunity to meet and discuss topics of mutual interest.
  • To provide a means for patients to become more involved and make suggestions about the healthcare services they receive.
  • To explore issues from patient complaints and patient surveys, contribute to action plans and help monitor improvements.
  • To contribute feedback to the practice on National Patient Survey results and Friends and Family Test feedback to propose developments or change.
  • To support health awareness and patient education.

What should a PPG look like?

A PPG is open to every patient on our practice list. All communities, groups, genders, ages, ethnicities, and disabilities representing the patient list are encouraged to join. There are no other membership requirements except that patients must be registered with our practice.

So what does it actually involve?

Patient volunteers of the PPG would meet approximately every 3 months with the GP lead Nick Hodges and usually the practice manager Sharon Giles. This can be face to face at the surgery or via video chat. Meetings will usually be held on a weekday evening. If you are unable to attend meetings you are still welcome to join the PPG and contribute by email.

How to get involved?

If you are interested in joining our PPG please click here to complete the sign up form.