A patient participation group is NOT a complaint system; nor is it a forum to air personal issues or complaints. But neither is it a Doctors’ fan club. To be valuable, it must have the confidence to challenge the Practice in line with any issue brought forward and it should be self organising and patient led.
The benefits of an effective PPG are felt by the patients, the Practice and the wider community in which it operates.
We have a well-established Patient Participation Group (PPG) and are often looking to recruit new members to ensure a representative group. The PPG aims to act as the ‘voice of patients’, reflecting local views and opinions and thereby having a say in changes and decisions taken within the Practice. The practice can also use the PPG as a ‘sounding board’ for new ideas they may wish to try.
Do you have something to say? But don’t have the time to attend meetings? Do you have ideas on how to improve your local practice?
Then join the “Virtual Patient Group”
Virtual Patient Group
We realise that many patients are unable to attend the meetings due to pressure from studies, work or family commitments but may want to have a say in what we do. We need and value the input from a wide range of patients especially the ones who are busy or with children or who may be carers for someone. Why not join our “virtual” community? We can keep in touch by email and you can play a very important role in our PPG.
To join the Virtual Patient Group please leave your contact details at reception.