The Patient Participation Group are a group of patients who have expressed an interest in knowing how the surgery operates and wish to make an input. All patients are eligible to become a member and attend meetings.
Patient Participation Group meetings are held every eight weeks at the surgery, usually on a Monday commencing at 3.00pm. To ensure the smooth running of the meetings, members agree on a chairperson, secretary and treasurer and adhere to an agenda. To provide professional advice a Practice GP and the Practice Manager are in attendance.
The Patient Participation Group Mission Statement
To be the voice of the patients.
To help them understand practice decisions.
To assist the doctors with any necessary changes they need to make.
Aim to achieve patient satisfaction
Activities undertaken by the Patient Participation Group
In addition to discussion relating to the Mission Statement, the Patient Participation Group is concerned with the organisation of themed events. In recent years, events have been held for Diabetes, Men's Awareness and Lifestyle and support for Carers. Forthcoming events will include Support for Carers.
Contact the Patient Participation Group
Details of the Patient Participation Group, including notes of their meetings are displayed on notice boards in the surgery waiting rooms.
Patients who have any suggestions affecting their involvement with the Practice can use a form, available from Reception and place the form in the Suggestion Box situated in the lower waiting room. The Patient Participation Group welcome your suggestions and comments, which will be considered at their next meeting.
Minutes of Patient Participation Group Meeting