Patient Participation Group
The Patient Participation Group (PPG) is intended to foster good relations between the surgery and patients and, secondly, to act as a conduit for communication in both directions between the Surgery and patients.
It has a Constitution and is managed on a day-to-day basis by a ‘Core Group’ (comprised of patients, Doctors and the Practice Manager) that informs Practice members about issues of concern to patients and then imparts their response to the patients.
It is important that the PPG is told about your views on relevant matters concerning the Practice. However, it should be made clear from the outset that the PPG is not an appropriate place to discuss personal issues. This is because the practice has a formal complaints procedure for dealing with personal issues. But that is not to say that all personal issues are restricted to using the formal complaints procedure in order to have matters righted because, if sufficient numbers of patients were to raise concerns on the same issue, then it would come within the remit of the PPG to seek a remedy.
The Patient Participation Group needs to hear about any concerns you might have with regard to the Practice and the way it functions. We welcome new members of all ages and backgrounds. Being part of the group is not a big commitment. If you are able to attend the meetings, you will not be pushed to take on any further tasks. We simply want to get feedback from patients of different ages and from different ethnic groups.
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
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