Did you know that over 50% of GP practices in England now have a Patient Participation Group (PPG)?
PPGs are Groups of active volunteer Patients that work in partnership with practice staff and GPs. This unique partnership between Patients and their medical practices is essential to achieving high quality and responsive care.
Groups meet face to face with practice staff at mutually agreed intervals. ‘Virtual PPGs’ now also exist operating alongside ‘real’ groups enabling a dialogue with the whole patient population through email, online surveys and social media.
In January 2013 a number of Patients were invited to attend a meeting ,with GP’s and Practice Staff, to re-form the Patient Participation Group (PPG) at the Ringmead Medical Practice.
The PPG meets regularly and publishes minutes of the meetings under the ‘Patient Group Members’ section of the Ringmead Medical Practice Website.
The aims of the PPG are:
Please note: the PPG is NOT a channel for complaints. There is a process in place at the Practice for dealing with Patient complaints.
The PPG is keen to hear from Patients who have ideas for enhancing the services or are willing to give a little time to helping the PPG either as an active member, helping with the organising of events or simply providing feedback on current services or those [services] you would like to know more about.
Keeping in touch:
The PPG will endeavour to keep in touch with Patients of the Practice via email for those who have registered on the Practice Website and/or through use of the notice boards at both Practices.
PPG Ideas for the future include:
PPG contact details:
Invitation to any adult Patient
Any adult patient is welcome to join the group.
The PPG is conscious that the membership should reflect all ages and we are particularly keen to encourage those Patients in the 18 to 30 age range.
If you are willing to become a member of the PPG, to be consulted occasionally about specific services or health issues pleae register now. You can register to the Online PRG or to the Face-to-face PPG.