Patient Participation Group
What is Patient Participation?
Patient participation refers to patients taking an active interest in their health care providers. Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) operate within GP Surgeries and health centres. Priorities are developed and agreed locally in order to meet local needs and to reflect the interests and commitment of the participants.
PPGs play an important role in informing Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) via a Clinical Reference Committee made up of GP representatives for each locality in a region about the patient’s perspective on the quality, availability and provision of services. Our aim is to give a patient’s perspective on the services that are provided.
We represent all patients at Greenside Surgery. Group members were recruited through expressions of interest publicised in the waiting area. Along with two members of the practice team we currently meet every two months. We act as an important point of contact between patients and the practice.
We hope to establish a real opportunity for patients to influence decisions about which services are provided, how they are provided, and how the practice is run. If you would like to attend any of the meetings the dates are:
Thursday 14th Feb 2019 4pm
Thursday 20th June 2019 4pm
Thursday 19th November 2019 2pm
Tuesday 4th Feb 2pm 2020, Tues 12th May 2020 11am, Tues 11th Aug 2020 11am, Tues 3rd Nov 2020 11am
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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