OUR PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP (PPG)
SO, WHAT’S A PPG?
PPG stands for Patient Participation Group. Each GP practice in England should have a PPG. At our surgery, we have a group that meets 4 - 6 times a year at the surgery and discusses some topics virtually.
What does our PPG do? The job of our PPG is to represent the views and interests of our patients and the local community. All PPGs are different but the things we do include:
• Helping to produce GP practice information leaflets
• Carrying out patient surveys to find out what patients think about certain services
• Feeding back ideas and concerns to help shape services and improve patient experiences
• Help to organise health promotion events
Why is this important?
PPGs enable patients to get involved with our GP practice and help to improve and shape local services. The group is made up of patients registered at the practice, and members of staff usually attend meetings. This means we can work together to make sure patients are put first and can influence any decisions that are made about healthcare and services.
How to get involved
Anyone can join the PPG here at Poundbury Doctors Surgery – just ask at reception and you will be put in contact with the Chair of the group to find out more!