Patient Participation Group


A GP surgery has an important role in the community and we want to work in partnership with and for the benefit of the local population.

We would like to set up a Patient Participation Group to help us with key ‘strategic’ developments.

It is an opportunity to make a difference to what happens in your surgery. Being part of a PPG will mean you will be consulted about arrangements in primary healthcare, and you will have a forum to suggest positive ideas and voice concerns.

It will give you a better understanding and knowledge of the practice and the staff, and will improve communication between staff and patients.

Most importantly you will be able to make sure that the patient view is represented.

What can be discussed

Ideally that is decided by the group. Common themes could include:

  • the waiting room

  • the telephone and appointment systems

  • the new building

  • the availability of local services

  • the development of self-help projects to meet the needs of fellow patients, such as befriending and bereavement support.

After each meeting, the minutes would be sent to all members and made available on the website, along with the date of the next meeting and a deadline for submission of agenda items for the next meeting. Prior to each meeting an agenda will be circulated to all members.

The group is not involved in raising funds for the practice. It is also not a forum to discuss individual complaints.

If you are interested, please contact Steve Hartnell, Practice Manager by using the form below.

I would be interested in being a member of a Patient Participation Group

Please complete and submit this form.

Please provide either your postal address or your email address for us to contact you about PPG meetings

Join our patient email group!

Please submit your name and email address.

Submit an agenda item

If you have a suggestion for a PPG agenda please submit it using the form below: