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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

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21 Next Patient Participation Group Meeting Monday, 26 January 2015
22 Minutes 23rd September 2014 Tuesday, 23 September 2014
23 Minutes 18th June 2014 Wednesday, 18 June 2014
24 Patient Participation Report 2013/14 Tuesday, 25 March 2014
25 Next Patient Group Meeting Thursday, 20 March 2014
26 Minutes 25th February 2014 Tuesday, 25 February 2014
27 Out Of Hours Survey - Report Thursday, 12 December 2013
28 Minutes 10th September 2013 Tuesday, 10 September 2013
29 Minutes 23rd April 2013 Wednesday, 05 June 2013
30 PPG Action Plan 2013 Monday, 25 March 2013
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