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Patient Participation Group


smiling_patientThe Patient Participation Group consists of a number of patients, a GP partner, the Practice Manager Emma-Clare Rockall and members of the practice team.


Members  of the group are available at various times to talk to patients and get their views on the services that the practice offers. They will also be kept informed about local commisssioning and have a voice at the local commissioning meetings. Should you ever wish to contact a member of the group the staff can leave them a message.


The group is keen that the PPG be representative of a wide age range and would like to hear from anyone who would like to be involved in the project whether this be as an elected officer in the group or as a volunteer helper. Please see the documents below for more details about PPG’s and if you are interested, please contact the Practice Manager Emma-Clare Rockall in the first instance.



Purpose of a Patient Participation Group

  • To give practice staff and patients the opportunity to discuss topics of mutual interest in their Practice.
  • To provide the means for patients to make positive suggestions about the practice and their own healthcare and to provide feedback about the activities and services provided by the practice.
  • To act as a representative group that can be called upon to influence the local provision of health care.
  • To encourage health education activities within the practice.
  • To involve further patients from the wider population.


Terms of Reference for Patient Group


  • To encourage the involvements of patients in developing and improving services in the practice.
  • To encourage the involvement of patients in their own care.
  • To regularly review the results of the Patient Survey.
  • To share information on national NHS developments which will affect patients of the practice.
  • To regularly feed-back actions agreed upon by the group to its members and patients of the practice.
  • To regularly review these terms of reference in order to ensure that they remain relevant.


This group will continue to run alongside the new Patient Feedback Group and will be instrumental in recruiting patients to the 'virtual group'. The Patient Participation Group will also be involved in the feedback process and survey results.


Guide to Patient Participation Groups


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