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Patient Participation Group - PPG


What is the Patient Participation Group and the Patient Reference Group?

The Patient Participation Group is comprised of patients of the surgery who work together with the staff and doctors to help them:

  • to provide a means for patients to make positive suggestions about the practice and specific medical conditions as an ‘expert’ or experienced patient
  • to encourage health education activities within the practice
  • to develop self-help projects to meet the needs of fellow patients
  • 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 (see below)

The Patient Reference Group is comprised of people willing to be contacted a few times per year via email but not necessarily attend face to face meetings.

Who can become a member?

Generally anyone who is a patient within the Practice. However the Practice does have a right to refuse an individual if it considers it is in the best interest of the individual or the Practice.

How to join

We are actively recruiting to our PPG. Please complete this application form and a member of the exsiting PPG will be in contact with you.

If you are interested in joining the Patient Reference Group, please complete this form, or download the paper version and return it to the practice.

Comments & Suggestions

If you have any suggestions or comments that you would like share with the PPG please complete the online comments form. Please be aware that your comments will be sent to the PPG via the practice.

Please note:

  • No medical information or questions will be responded to.
  • Individual complaints cannot be dealt with through the Patient Group.

Complaints should be addressed to the Practice Manager.

Copies of our complaints procedure can be requested from the practice.

Please be assured that your contact details will be kept safely and securely, and not shared with anyone else.

The information you supply us will be used lawfully, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The Data Protection Act 1998 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.

PPG Events

The PPG held an event on living with arthritis in April 2015. Please click here for more information on this event.

The PPG held an event on "Living with Stress & Anxiety in June 2016. Please click here for more information on this event.

PPG Consultation Survey Results

Consultation Results - Jan 2016

PPG Annual Report 2014-15

PPG Annual Report 2014-15

PPG Survey 2013-2014

GPAQ Questionnaire (Full Report) (.pdf)

GPAQ Summary (.pdf)

PPG LLP Report (.doc)

Action Plan 2013-2014 (.docx)

Development Opportunities 2012-2013 (.docx)

PPG LLP Report 2012-2013

Patient Participation Report 2012-2013 (LLP Report) (.doc - Word Format)

Patient Participation Group Demographics 2012-2013 (.docx - Word Format)

Survey Results 2012-2013

Patient Satisfaction Survey 2012-2013 (.docx - Word Format)

PPG LLP Report 2011-2012

Patient Participation Report 2011-2012 (LLP Report)

Patient Participation Group Demographics 2011-2012

Survey Results 2011-2012

Patient Satisfaction Survey 2011-2012

Minutes From Meetings

Minutes of PPG - 14th June 2017

Minutes of PPG - 14th March 2017

Minutes of PPG 23rd November 2016

Minutes of PPG - 28th June 2016

Minutes of PPG - 20th April 2016

Minutes of PPG - 15th March 2016

Minutes of PPG - 12th January 2016

Minutes of PPG - 24th November 2015

Minutes of PPG - 20th October 2015

Minutes of PPG 15th September - AGM

Minutes of PPG 16th June 2015

Minutes of PPG 17th March 2015

Minutes of PPG 20th January 2015

Minutes of PPG 18th November 2014

Minutes of PPG 16th September 2014

Minutes of PPG 25th June 2014

Minutes of PPG 18th March 2014

Minutes of PPG 18th February 2014

Minutes of PPG 15th January 2014

Minutes of PPG 4th December 2013

Minutes of PPG 25th September 2013

Minutes of PPG 31st July 2013

Minutes of PPG 5th June 2013

Minutes of PPG 18th March 2013

Minutes of PPG 26th November 2012

Minutes of PPG 3rd October 2012

Minutes of PPG 21st August 2012

Minutes of PPG 4th July 2012

Minutes of PPG 15th May 2012

Minutes from Meeting 4th April 2012

Minutes from Meeting 21st February 2012

Minutes from Meeting 7th December 2011

PPG AGM Chairpersons Report 2014

Click here for the PPG AGM Chairpersons Report 2014

Terms of Reference

Terms of reference

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