What is a Patient Participation Group?
A Patient Participation Group (PPG) is where a group of health professionals and patients can come together to address issues that affect health and health services in their local community.
Usually connected to a particular GP practice, patient forums provide a link between practice staff and their registered patients.
The agenda of any particular group will depend upon the local needs, interests and energies of the participants, but its key role is to:
- Enable patients to have a say on how the practice operates
- Provide feedback on new systems within the practice such as booking an appointment
- Act as a sounding board for ideas Support the practice to provide a high quality of care and service delivery.
We are here to:
- Provide feedback from you, the patients, on any of your concerns, e.g. the appointment system, consultation times or repeat prescriptions
- Monitor the accessibility of practice communications, e.g. the website and the practice booklet
- Carry out surveys into a variety of subjects, e.g. measuring patient satisfaction
- Offer practical help, e.g. flu clinics
- Help obtain your views. Complete a comments slip and post it in the comments box which is located in the main reception
- The group meets every quarter.
The minutes of previous group meetings can be downloaded here:
Patient Survey 2020 and 2021
How Do I Apply to Join?
If you would like to join our Patient Participation Group contact our Practice Manager on 0115 883 2150.