What is a Patient Participation Group?
A Patient Participation Group (PPG) is a group of patients interested in health and healthcare issues, who want to get involved with and support the running of their local GP surgery.
We meet regularly and work closely with the practice staff to decide ways and means of making a positive contribution to the services and facilities offered by the practice to its patients.
The PPG is an important way for patients to relay any views on the provision and development of services at the surgery and for the doctors and practice manager to respond and advise if there are changes within the practice. The PPG would like to encourage and welcome patients to give their views on subjects relating to the surgery by contacting the group.
About Our Patient Participation Group
biddulphdoctors Patient Participation Group (PPG) held the inaugural meeting on Wednesday 29th April 2015.
The principal of the Patient Participation Group is to give patients, GPs and practice staff the opportunity to meet, to exchange ideas and information, and then take action. This is a group of patients who wish to become more involved in practice decision making, support the practice and facilitating communications between the patients and the Practice Team.
Our Group’s activities help influence the operational side of the practice and is a useful tool in keeping patients informed of any changes taking place in the NHS.
How can you Help?
If you are a patient at our practice, and would you like to be more involved in the practice, could you spare an occasional hour periodically to respond to any specific questions we might have?
If you are interested you can become a member or a virtual member (whereby you are updated via email), find out how to join see below.
How Do I Apply to Join?
If you would like to register your interest in joining our Patient Participation Group, please contact our Practice Manager on 0300 404 2988 or 01782 828 508.