Patient Participation Group (PPG)
The PPG are a group of volunteer patients and one surgery representative. Meetings are held in the surgery and take place every six to eight weeks. They are held on a weekday, early evening, and last around an hour but can go on a bit longer if it is deemed necessary.
We are always looking for new patient involvement, to best represent our wider Practice population. If you are interested in joining the group, please leave your contact details in the PPG box which is situated in the reception area.
The purpose of the group is to –
Improve communications between practice and the patients, to promote a clearer understanding from both sides.
A forum to provide feedback to the practice with suggestions for improvement to the services provided to the patients and to the surgery environment.
To be an effective way for patients and GPs to work together to improve patient services and quality of care and to promote healthy living.
A way of patients ‘having a voice’ that represents the needs of the wider patient population.
What is the role of the Patient Participation Group?
At its simplest, patient participation refers to patients such as you who are taking an active interest in healthcare.
It gives you, the local people, a say in how our services are planned, developed and evaluated, by developing a good working relationship with the practice staff and GP’s.
To date, we have taken on the job of maintaining the notice boards in an effort to provide you, the patient, with information about health issues and details of where you can find help and support.
We carry out surveys seeking your opinion on various matters, from this, we consider changes that you feel are needed to improve the services and then implement them wherever possible.
Click here to read our PPG Report 2014 – 15
How to join the Virtual Patient Participation Group
If you are happy for us to contact you occasionally by email please click the link below to open the sign-up form and complete all the fields.
Complete the Patient Group Sign-up Form Online
If you prefer, you can download the sign up form as a pdf document, print it out, complete it and return it to the practice.
Download the pdf version of our sign up form
We will be in touch shortly after we receive your form. Please note that no medical information or questions will be responded to.
Many thanks for your assistance
The information you supply us will be used lawfully, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to know what information is held about you and sets out rules to make sure that this information is handled properly.