Patient Participation Group
PPG Meetings for 2023
We are looking for new members to join our group!
To find out what we do, how we can influence changes in the future and support the community, please inform a member of the reception team. From there, you will be contacted by a PPG member and invited to the next available meeting.
The Patient Participation Group meet approximately every six weeks.
Patient participation will benefit both patients and the practice.
Having a PPG creates a connection between the practice and its patients; allowing open, constructive discussion and analysis of service provision and offering an alternative perspective on many of the topics relevant to general practice.
PPGs can give you an involvement with your practice and could give you a say in the workings of the Care Trust. These are some examples of what the group could be expected to be involved with:
- consult and plan with patients whenever possible on the facilities and provision of services
- bring a sense of partnership between practice staff and patients
- give practice staff and patients the opportunity to discuss topics of mutual interest
- allow patients to make positive suggestions about the practice and their own healthcare
- develop self-help projects to meet the needs of fellow patients
- act as a representative group that can be called upon to influence the local provision of health and social care.
If you think you would like to be part of our Group and be able to influence the future of your healthcare provision or would like more information about our PPG, please contact us and join the group at our next meeting.
How Do I Get Involved?
If you are 18 years of age or over, Simply ask a receptionist by calling on 01472 697257 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We will arrange for the PPG Chair Person to contact you and answer your questions.
How Much Time Do I Have To Give?
The simple answer is as much as you would like to. Some members just come to the meetings, whilst others spend time in the surgery talking to patients. It is up to you.
Is My Opinion Valued?
Yes, without doubt. The Patient Group has direct access to raise concerns with the management of the Practice, a Doctor and a Nurse Practitioner also attend the meetings. The Practice is fully committed in listening to patients views.