Patient Participation Group

We have a Patient Participation Group that meets monthly to discuss how we could improve on our services.

All registered patients are welcome to attend any virtual meeting of the Patient Participation Group (PPG); if you are interested in hearing about the activities of the Patient Participation Group please complete the form to contribute to the group activities online.

What is a Patient Participation Group

Patient Participation Group Definition

A Patient Participation Group (PPG) is a group of patients, carers and GP practice staff who meet to discuss practice issues and patient experience to improve the service.

Purpose of a PPG:

  • To give patients and practice staff the opportunity to meet and discuss topics of mutual interest.
  • To provide a means for patients to become more involved and make suggestions about the healthcare services they receive.
  • To explore issues from patient complaints and patient surveys, contribute to actions plans and help monitor improvements.
  • To contribute feedback to the practice on National Patient Survey results and Friends and Family Test feedback to propose developments or change.
  • To support health awareness and patient education.

What should a PPG look like?

A PPG is open to every patient on the GP practice list; all communities, groups, genders, ages, ethnicities, and disabilities representing the patient list are encouraged to join.

There are no other membership requirements except that patients must be registered with the practice.

Patient Participation Group Meeting Minutes