Ashburton Surgery

Tel: 01364 652731

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Coronavirus

If you are experiencing a dry cough, fever or difficulty breathing and have returned from China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the last 14 days or have been in contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus please DO NOT go to your GP surgery or hospital, stay indoor, call 111 and avoid close contact with other people.  

If you have been to Wuhan or Hubei Province in the last 14 days - stay indoors and contact 111 even if you do not have symptoms.

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.