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Patient Participation Group (PPG)

A Patient Participation Group (PPG) is generally used to describe a patient group based in a GP practice. It is led by patients but run in partnership with the GP practice to:

  • Give views as a patient on how services can be improved and receive feedback on those views
  • Help patients to be more informed and responsible for their own health
  • Build a positive working relationship with the practice
  • Meet other patients and share experiences
  • Support the practice to help patients to stay well
  • Help to improve communication between practice and patients

Each PPG is unique. It makes decisions on its own structure, priorities and work programme. As it acts as a bridge between patients and the GP practice, it is important that each PPG has a broad base of patient involvement and views. We will try to make our PPG as representative of our practice population as possible, and encourage all patients to get involved. 

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