Patient Participation Group

Patient Participation Group

A Patient Participation Group (PPG) is a group of patients, carers and GP practice staff who meet to discuss practice issues and patient experience to improve the service. Purpose of a PPG: To give patients and practice staff the opportunity to meet and discuss topics of mutual interest.

Patient Participation Group meet with the practice about four times a year will work with the practice to; 

  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of services.
  • Improve communication between the practice and its patients.
  • Help patients to take responsibility for their health. 
  • Provide practical support and help to implement change.

 Group Aims;

  • To have the opportunity to influence the development of the surgery and the health services within it by working in partnership with other patients, the Practice and the wider community.
  • To support the surgery in making the changes needed to meet future demands placed on general practice as a result of economic, legal and political constraints.
  • To give patients a voice in the organization of their care, including providing feedback on patients' needs, concerns and interests and challenge the practice constructively whenever necessary.

If you have a comment or idea about something you wish the Patient Participation Group to discuss, please email our Patient Experience Team john.brook@ntlworld.com

Please Note: messages sent to the PPG will be seen by members of the Patient Participation Group. Please do not send any personal, medical or confidential information.