Would you like to influence the development of local health services? Is so, why not join our ‘Face to Face’ Patient Participation Group?
What is a Patient Participation Group?
A Patient Participation Group (PPG) is a group of patients who want to be ‘critical friends’ to the Practice. That means they help the GP’s and Staff understand what it is they experience as patients in order to help us shape how we provide our services.
- PPG’s are a Partnership between Patients, GP’s and the Practice
- PPG’s are made up of groups of volunteers from the community that are registered patients, or that look after someone that is registered at the Practice.
Patient views are at the heart of the NHS and the PPG’s aims are to facilitate good relationships between the Practice and the PPG Group by communicating patient experience, interests and concerns and provide feedback to the Practice on current procedures and any proposed new developments.
The Practice wants to know what you, the patients, think about the services that they provide. The Practice also wants to promote an understanding of the challenges the NHS faces now and in the future.
We believe on running a practice that works for you and the Practice want to deliver a service that fits its population’s needs.
The Practice would like to encourage more patients to become members of its existing PPG in order to be representative of our Practice population.
As a group we particularly need young people as our current demographic is heavily weighted towards the over 50 years. We would like working and non-working members, stay at home parents, those with long term conditions and people from various ethnic groups, so that we have a ‘real’ representation of our community.
All registered patients are welcome to join the PPG although in the interest of effective decision making, membership of the core group is currently limited to 20, but we have space for new members at the moment.
There is also the opportunity to join the Virtual Patient Participation Group (VPPG) and the possibility of forming specialist sub-groups fromed to deal woth specific topics utilising individual skills and interests.
Meetings are held locally every 6 weeks on alternate Wednesday evenings and Friday afternoons.
If you are interested in joining the group, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Colin Ridley (Chair)
Pauline Booth (Vice Chair)
Dr John Gallagher (South Axholme Practice Lead)
Janice Elliott (Secretary)
Useful link: www.napp.org.uk/