Patient Participation Group
What is a Patient Participation Group (PPG)?
A PPG is a group of patients, carers and GP practice staff who meet to discuss practice issues and patient experience to improve the services that the GP practice provides. These groups can meet face-to-face and/or online.
What does a PPG do?
A PPG is a critical friend to the practice, giving feedback about GP services and changes that are made. PPGs can inspire positive change. For example, a PPG could give feedback to help staff make the appointments system work better.
How does a PPG work?
PPGs can work in a number of different ways. Before the coronavirus pandemic, most groups would have regular meetings at the surgery, but some may now meet online. Some also involve a wider group of patients who do not usually attend meetings, using e-mail to communicate news and seek patient views. An effective PPG is patient-led and self-organising. Practice staff should help and support the PPG, and work in partnership with the group.
Anyone over the age of 16 who is registered at the practice can join. Carers of people registered at the practice can also join the PPG.
Please complete the form below if you wish to join and help improve the practice.
Who can join a PPG?
To which ethnic group do you belong?
What is your employment status?
Are you a carer for one of our patients?
Would you like to be an active participant in the PPG? Or, would you just like to be kept informed of what is happening?
Someone from the practice will be in touch with you.
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