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What's The Difference Between PPG's and PRG's


PPG stands for Patient Participation Group. They are organisations which respond to the needs of their own patients. They negotiate their own aims, terms of reference and activities such as:

    • Health Promotion

    • Newsletters

    • Surveys

    • Patient Transport

PPG's are usually small groups of committed individuals who meet regularly (in our case every 3 months), however a lack of representation of certain patient groups is a common weakness (i.e. younger patient groups) which is where PRG's come in.


PRG stands for Patient Reference Group. They have a set of targets imposed which are the same for every practice.These can include:

    • Consultation

    • Survey

    • Post Survey Discussions

    • Action Plans

    • Evidence of Action Taken

The introduction of PRG's has helped reach out to a wider variety of patients and is an online/virtual group who contribute less and need not meet regularly.

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