Would you like to become a member of our Patient Participation Group (PPG)?
PPGs are groups of active volunteer patients that work in partnership with practice staff and GPs – this unique partnership between patients and their practices is essential to achieving high quality and responsive care. (The group is not a forum to discuss the complaints, medical needs or concerns of individuals).
Groups meet face-to-face with practice staff at mutually agreed intervals, facilitating dialogue with the whole patient population.
Patient Participation Groups (PPG) within General Practices are not new. The first PPG was set up on the 30 November 1972 at The Health Centre, Berinsfield near Oxford. At present it is estimated that a least 41 per cent of General Practices in England and Wales have a PPG. At least 600 of them are members of the National Association for Patient Participation (NAPP), a registered charity in England and Wales since 1978 which is the umbrella organisation for Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) within the Primary Care setting.
We aim to gather a fair representation of our patient population involved in our PPG. This Practice has a diverse patient population with patients of different ages and a wide variety of different needs, and we welcome any enquiries from those of you who would like further information and would like to become members.
Why not have your say and become involved?
Please contact us for further information.