Patient Participation Group

What is a PPG?

PPGs act as representatives of the patient population, and are a way of better connecting general practice with the community it serves. They meet on a regular basis to have open and constructive discussions about the services available – always with a view to taking action to make real improvements for patients and for the practice.

Benefits for patients 

PPGs are a grassroots way of affecting change, and involving patients in improving the health and well-being of the local community. They have an increasingly important role to play in helping to give patients a say in the way services are delivered to best meet their needs, and the needs of the local community.

PPGs help to improve communication between patients and their practice. By producing regular newsletters, improving practice websites and chatting to patients face to face, they are able to better understand, and help the practice in responding to, the real needs of the community.

Click on the link below for our terms of reference:

PPG Terms of Reference.pdf

Getting Your View

The group would like to contact patients on occasion by email and/or text so that they can obtain the views of the widest group of patients possible. We would like to obtain your email address and mobile phone number to do this. Please complete the Patient Contact Form to provide your consent for this.