Patient Participation Group
We have a Patient Participation Group at the Medical Centre, developed to:
- Contribute to the continuous improvement of services
- Help patients take more responsibility for their health
- Foster improved communication between the practice and its patients
- Provide practical support and help to implement change
If you are interested in taking part, please do not hesitate to contact:
on 01274 782080
or enquire at reception.
You can also print off a copy of the invite letter to hand in at reception to register your interest.
Download Invite Letter For Printing
Purpose of PPG
What is the purpose of a Patient Participation Group?
- To give practice staff and patients the opportunity to, where possible, share decision making in the running of the practice.
- To provide for patients to make positive suggestions about the practice, and be an advocate for patient preferences when appropriate.
- To provide a means for practice staff to inform patients about the reality of running a General Practice.
- To involve further patients from the wider population, and be an advocate for the practice when appropriate.
- To encourage health education activities within the practice.
- To develop self-help projects to meet the needs of fellow patients, such as befriending, help with transport, and bereavement support.
- To act as a representative group that can be called upon to influence the local provision of health and social care.
Patient Engagement Local Improvement Scheme – Bi Annual Report 2015/2016
Name of Patient Engagement Lead (PEL) Part1
Good for the patient because:
- Patients will be more responsible for their own health.
- Patients will have a better understanding and knowledge of the practice and its staff.
- Patients will be consulted about arrangements for their primary health care before decisions are made.
- Patients will benefit from improved communications between patients and staff.
- Patients will have a forum to suggest positive ideas and voice concerns.
Good for the practice because:
- Jointly planned services are more effective and used more efficiently by patients.
- They will be able to help patients with non-medical issues such as loneliness, transport and health education.
- They will be able to get help from patients in meeting targets and objectives, such as surveys.
- They will have a forum to test ideas and suggestions to patients.
- They will get closer to the community for whom they care.