Patient Participation Group

What is a Patient Participation Group?

A Patient Participation Group (PPG) is where a group of health professionals and patients can come together to address issues that effect health and health services in their local community.

Usually connected to a particular GP practice, patient forums provide a link between practice staff and their registered patients.

The agenda of any particular group will depend upon the local needs, interests and energies of the participants, but its key role is to:

  • Enable patients to have a say on how the practice operates
  • Provide feedback on new systems within the practice such as booking an appointment
  • Act as a sounding board for ideas Support the practice to provide a high quality of care and service delivery.

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Meeting Minutes

Our PPG Minutes can bre found on our documents page.

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Virtual PPG Forum

We have a virtual PPG forum which can join be clicking here. To join you will need to create a Google account.

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How Do I Apply to Join the PPG?

If you would like to join our Patient Participation Group contact Ann Broadfield on 01785 662505.

If you are interested in finding out more about your Patient Participation Group please contact the secretary via

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PPG Patient Charter & Terms of Reference

The PPG Patient Charter provides guidelines for patients attending Weeping cross, Beaconside and John Amery Drive surgeries.

The Terms of Reference for the Group can be downloaded here.