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.
Below are minutes from meetings of the PPG:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.
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)