What is the Patient Participation Group?

The Patient Participation Group is a patient-led group linked to the practice. The group works alongside the GP's and practice staff, with regular face to face meetings, to provide a patient perspective on the healthcare services we offer to the community.

"Working in partnership with GPs and practice teams, Patient Participation Groups ensure the patients perspective is at the heart of local provision so that services are of high quality and continuously improve."

Source: National Association for Patient Participation (N.A.P.P)

We have had a very active Patient Participation Group supporting the practice since 2006. The Group seeks to encourage patients to give their views and opinions about the services provided by the practice. Membership is voluntary and we meet regularly throughout the year depending on involvement with practice projects.

Minutes of Meetings

Below are minutes from meetings of the PPG:

Getting Involved

If you are interested in supporting and guiding the practice from the patient's point of view or if you would simply like to find out more, please contact the Chair of the PPG by email ppgcarnoustiemg.tayside@nhs.net or write to the group or Lynn McGowan, Business Manager, at the practice.

We also have a short introductory video from the Chair of the PPG:

Further Information

Further information about Patient Participation Groups, including their history and what they do, is available in the publication What is a Patient Participation Group: A Brief Guide. Further information is also available from the National Association for Patient Participation (N.A.P.P.), the UK wide umbrella body for patient-led groups in general practice.

PPG Contact Details

Carnoustie Patient Participation Group
Parkview Primary Care Centre
Barry Road
Email: ppgcarnoustiemg.tayside@nhs.net

What PPGs do and what Patient Participation is...

Patients who are

Active in taking

Responsibility for their health and work as a

Team with their practice to ensure that patients are well

Informed about health matters which affect the


Individual patients and the

Practice, to raise

Awareness of wider issues in the NHS, including the use of

Technology. PPGs are

Involved and can have influence in improving the quality of care.

Objectives are to improve the patient experience in primary care in the


Source: National Association for Patient Participation (N.A.P.P)

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