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Patient Participation Group

Updated on 13th April 2015 at 2:01 pm

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Important Notice

Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, our Patient Participation Group meetings have been temporarily suspended. We will update this page with meeting dates when meetings are able to resume.

What is a patient participation group?

A patient participation group (PPG) is a group of patients and GP practice staff who meet regularly and work together to improve the quality of care and outcomes for patients. PPGs can bring significant benefits to a GP practice: improving services, allowing resources to be used more efficiently and, most importantly, developing mutually supportive networks. Groups help the practice to develop services that reflect what patients need and want.

PPGs become advocates for the practice and the services it provides.

When working well PPGs strengthen the relationship between patients and practice staff which is critical to the provision of modern, high quality general practice.

Your Virtual Patient Group

Virtual PPGs are also now developing based on email networks and social media to enable the group to reach out to the wider diverse population. This will ensure engagement with all sections of the population including those from minority communities and those that are seldom heard.

Our Patient Participation Group encourages patients to give their views about how the practice is doing.

We would very much welcome new members to the group. If you are a patient and interested in helping us with the development and delivery of our services then please get in touch.

Please telephone the practice and speak to Debbie our Business Manager or Michelle our Admin Manager