What is a Patient Participation Group?
Patient Participation Groups work closely with the Practice, and have an important role in allowing patients to let the Practice know what matters most to the patient population, what is working well and in some cases not so well, and in trying to help resolve any problems.
In effect, the PPG is a “Critical Friend”, to the Practice, promoting better understanding of what the patients may be thinking or saying about issues, whilst also helping to improve communication with patients by providing a newsletter with information linked to current health issues or how to access new services.
Patient Participation Groups can become involved in such things as Patient Surveys, Fundraising Events, Health Events, contributing to Practice decision making and generally improving communication between patients and practice.
It is not, however, a forum for complaints, which should always be directed to the Practice Manager.
Virtual Patient Representative Group
If you would like to be involved in helping improve the services provided and wouldn’t mind answering some questions from time to time, on matters such as what you think of the opening times, or the quality of the care or service you received, you could become a member of this group. The Practice would contact you via email from time to time; the surveys would be short and to the point and wouldn’t take up too much of your time. Currently we have 530 patients signed up.
If you are happy to be contacted occasionally by email, please click the link below and complete the sign up form.
Complete the Patient Group Sign-up Form Online
If you prefer, you can download the sign up form as a pdf document, print it out, complete it and return it to the practice.
Download the pdf version of our sign up form
We will be in touch shortly after we receive your form. Please note that no medical information or questions will be responded to.
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