Patient participation group
Woodfield Medical Centre Patient Participation Group (PPG)
Why have a PPG?
Patient participation can benefit both patients and practices. Having a PPG creates a connection between the practice and its patients; allowing open, constructive discussion and analysis of service provision and offering an alternative perspective on many of the topics relevant to general practice.
A PPG is a mechanism which at different times can represent the patient population to the practice and the practice to the wider community. PPGs can help the practice to account for its provision of healthcare through various mechanisms, with the outcomes being used to improve the quality and level of healthcare services and facilities.
Our next PPG meeting will be on 6th September at 18:30. If you are a patient and wish to add your name to the list of invited guests please send your contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org
What do PPGs do?
PPGs can give you an involvement with your practice and could give you a say in the workings of the Care Trust. These are some examples of what the group could be expected to be involved with:
- consult and plan with patients whenever possible on the facilities and provision of services
- bring a sense of ownership and partnership between practice staff and patients
- give practice staff and patients the opportunity to discuss topics of mutual interest
- allow patients to make positive suggestions about the practice and their own healthcare
- develop self-help projects to meet the needs of fellow patients
- Tact as a representative group that can be called upon to influence the local provision of health and social care.
How can you help?
If you think you would like to be part of our PPG and be able to influence the future of your healthcare provision or would like more information about our PPG, please join us in one of our sessions or contact us to discuss this.