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About the Patient Participation Group (PPG)

What does it involve?

GP Surgeries and PPGs work in a variety of ways depending on local circumstances. Most have PPG meetings to discuss issues affecting your Surgery, and helping it to provide the best service it can.

The aim is to help patients to get the best service from their Surgery and, just as importantly, for the Surgery to respond to patients’ ideas and needs.

How does it work?

A small steering group consisting of volunteers, a lead GP and the Practice Manager meet regularly to respond the patients needs ideas and needs. 

Any adult patient on the Register is welcome to participate in the PPG activities.

What else may the PPG do?

  • Help with Patient Clinics from time to time
  • Conduct Patient Surveys
  • Organise Patient Health Evenings
  • Produce a PPG Newsletter
  • Be represented at National PPG Events and Seminars

Not all the above are obligatory, but even the smallest input is of great value.

The information you supply us will be used lawfully, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to know what information is held about you and sets out rules to make sure that this information is handled properly.

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