What is the Patient Participation Group or PPG?

A Patient Participation Group (PPG) is a group of people who are patients of the surgery and want to help it work as well as it can for patients, doctors and staff. The NHS requires every practice to have a PPG.

Why should I join?

You have been to the surgery as a patient, parent, carer or friend.  

Your experiences matter and you can bring different ideas to the surgery to help us treat patients better or to improve what we do in some way.

You will also gain a better understanding of the NHS, and gather feedback from other patients. 

How often does the Patient Participation Group meet?

We meet at the surgery, but not too often.  We know that you are busy, so we meet only a few times per year and hope that you can join us.

If you can’t make meetings then don’t worry – you can still be part of our virtual group.

What is a virtual group?

A virtual group is a group of patients who would like to be part of the Patient Participation Group but prefer not to attend meetings. They get involved by email instead. Information such as practice newsletters, minutes of the Patient Participation Group meetings and surveys will be shared electronically. It means that if you can’t make face-to-face meetings, are caring for someone and unable to leave them, or are working, you can still be kept informed, give your views and participate.

Will my views be heard?

Your views are important and will be listened to. It may not be possible to act on every suggestion, but all feedback is very valuable.  

Working in a spirit of mutual respect, openness and trust, all patients' views will be discussed and, where appropriate, we will work together on solutions. 

How do I join the PPG?

We are still seeking patients to join our PPG, we would like to ensure our group is as representative of our practice population as possible, everyone is welcome.

If you are happy for us to contact you via email click on the link below to open the sign-up form and complete all the fields.

If you prefer, you can download and print a PDF version of the sign-up form which can be returned to main reception.

We will be in touch shortly after we receive your completed form. Please note that no medical information or questions will be responded to.

complete the form Complete the Patient Group Sign-up Form Online

download the pdf form Download the pdf version of our sign up form

We look forward to hearing from and working with you to be the best surgery we can be.


The information you supply us will be used lawfully, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018. The Data Protection Act 2018 gives you the right to know what information is held about you and sets out rules to make sure that this information is handled properly.

 
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