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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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41 Patient Survey Results (Q3 2011) Friday, 30 September 2011
42 Minutes 23rd August 2011 Tuesday, 23 August 2011
43 Minutes 28th June 2011 Tuesday, 28 June 2011
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