What is a Patient Participation Group?
A patient participation group is a selection of patients and practice staff who meet at regular intervals to decide ways of making a positive contribution to the services and facilities offered by the practice to the patients.
What is the purpose of Patient Participation Groups?
- To give practice staff and patients the opportunity to discuss topics of mutual interest in their Practice.
- To provide the means for patients to make positive suggestions about the Practice and their own healthcare.
- To encourage health education activities within the Practice.
- To develop self-help projects to meet the needs of fellow patients.
- To act as a representative group that can be called upon to influence the local provision of Health and Social Care.
- To involve further patients from the wider population.
It is hoped that GP services can be developed and improved within the limitations of resources available, by GP’s, staff and patients working and co-operating with each other.
If you would like to be involved or if you have any queries about the Patient Participation Group, then please leave your name, email and contact details at Reception and we will contact you with further details. Or email the PPG at [email protected]
Further information on PPGs can be found on the National Association for Patient Participation [N.A.P.P.]
Would you like to join our ‘Virtual’ group – please leave your email address at Reception and we will ensure you receive agendas and minutes from the group.