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Patient Participation Group

So, what is a Patient Participation Group (PPG)?

A Patient Participation Group is:

Patients working with the practice to;

  • Help themselves and other patients to take more responsibility for their health
  • Provide practice support for the practice
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of services

Varied to suit local needs

  • The activities of each group are determined by the needs of the community and in consultation with practice staff

Based on co-operation

  • It works by building a relationship between the practice staff and patients that breaks down barriers to communications
  • It enables the sharing of information
  • It can provide a springboard for public involvement in wider aspects of the NHS.

A Patient Participation Group is NOT

A forum for complaints.

  • By providing a channel for communication, a PPG can reduce the risk of complaints.
  • Many groups agree to forward concerns to the Practice Manager or the PCT PALS team.


  • Patient Participation Groups have been around for quite a while with the first one being formed in 1972.

A time consuming activity for GP Practices

  • Most PPG groups are self organising.  Many groups undertake activities that help the GP practice staff.

If you are interested in becoming a member of our Patient Participation Group, please ask at reception for information


View the latest from the P.P.G. below

New members wishing to join our group are welcome

   Display # 
1 Next Meeting - 17.01.2017 Monday, 10 October 2016
2 Summer Raffle Winner 2016 Thursday, 21 July 2016
3 PPG Statistics June 2016 Tuesday, 12 July 2016
4 PPG Minutes - June 2016 Tuesday, 12 July 2016
5 PPG Summer Raffle Monday, 13 June 2016
6 PPG Minutes - April 2016 Wednesday, 01 June 2016
7 Next PPG Meeting - 28.06.2016 Thursday, 05 May 2016
8 PPG Minutes - February 2016 Tuesday, 09 February 2016
9 Next PPG Meeting - 19.04.2016 Wednesday, 03 February 2016
10 PPG Update - Raffle / Thanks Wednesday, 06 January 2016
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