The Purpose of the Patient Participation Group

The purpose of the PPG is to: 


  • Promote and maximise patient participation, ensuring the best principles of equality and diversity are adopted.

  • Support the Practice in encouraging education and self-help approaches to good health; preventative medicine; and health literacy.

  • Provide the means for patients to make positive suggestions about the Practice and their own healthcare, that are evidence based and a matter of wider concern.

  • Act as a representative group that can be called upon to influence provision of health and social care.

  • Build relationships with other PPGs and health related organisations from the wider community in supporting our patients.

What do I gain from being involved with the PPG?
  • You will receive information about initiatives in which to get involved that could help you to maintain your health and wellbeing​

  • You have a means to make your voice heard on improving services the Practice offers

  • You have easy access to health related information that supports your wellbeing

  • Access to activity groups with a specific health focus

We are interested in your views ....

To inform future developments we need to be able to exchange ideas with as many patients as possible. Please provide your contact details on the form  below to enable us to keep in touch with you. There is also a space you may use to identify areas of interest that you would find helpful, if the PPG were to plan an event around a specific topic.  One example that has just started, is a support activity for patients who have experienced a loss through bereavement. A possibility for the future is providing support for people who find themselves in the role of carer for the first time.


Please note that you should not provide any personal health details as we are unable to comment on any personal health issue or specific consultation with a GP. We are also unable to address any complaints and if you have any concerns you should use the complaints procedure the Practice has in place.


By completing this form you are consenting to the PPG holding and processing your personal details for the sole purpose of keeping you informed about activities organised by the PPG.

PPG patient Survey
Let us know who you are & your interests, to provide ideas the PPG are able to use to plan events and support for the health & wellbeing of patients, in partnership with the Practice.

Comments & Ideas for future events:

To enable the PPG to provide support for patients to make effective use of the services provided by the Practice, please indicate whether the topics listed below would be helpful and of interest

Please note that when you click submit, the form is sent unencrypted via the world wide web.

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