What is the Patient Participation Group? (PPG) A group of volunteers working with the GP Practice to improve the services to patients, and to provide the patients’ perspective.
What does it involve? GP Practices and PPGs work in a variety of ways depending on local circumstances. Most have PPG meetings to discuss issues affecting your Practice, and helping it to provide the best service it can.
The aim is to help patients to get the best service from their Practice and, just as importantly, for the Practice to respond to patients’ ideas and needs.
How does it work ? A committee consisting of volunteers, a lead GP and the Surgery Practice or Reception Manager programmes Patient Health Events.
Event topics are chosen from suggestions which emerge from group members and the Surgery team. Events are public meetings of the PPG and patients. They are designed to present, discuss and exchange views on topical concerns to patients and the Surgery alike.
What else may the PPG do?
- Help with Patient Clinics from time to time
- Conduct Patient Surveys
- Organise Patient Health Evenings
- Produce a PPG Newsletter
- Be represented at National PPG Events and Seminars
As A PPG member, You could contribute Significantly in Educating Patients to Choose Healthier Life Style and Take Responsibility For Patient’s Own Health. You could play the role of the ambassador to the local community about Health Issues, political Issues and anything else concerning the NHS, Local Services and Public Health.
Is this something that you would like to be involved with? Then See Nadia the Reception manager when you next visit the Surgery.