Patient Participation Group

We would like to know how we can improve our service to patients and how you perceive our surgery and staff.

To help the Practice with this, a patient representation group, called the Patient Participation Group (PPG), has been formed so that patients can have their say. From time to time, we ask the members of this PPG questions, such as what they think about our opening times or the quality of the care or service you received, and seek ideas for improvement.  PPG members are usually contacted via email  succinctly so to avoid being over demanding of members’ time.

Please read the PPG Terms of Reference and the PPG Ground Rules.

About three or four times a year, a small cross section of PPG members (the Elected Committee) meet face to face either physically or virtually depending on circumstances under the chairmanship of an elected PPG patient (currently Mr David Burrill). Also present at these meetings are representatives of the Surgery’s professional staff (GPs, Nurses and Administrative Managers) and, occasionally, invited medical and healthcare speakers.  Minutes are taken from these meetings and distributed to all PPG members.

Since the formation of the PPG the Practice the aim has been to have a membership of around a hundred, drawn from as diverse a spectrum as possible; to get a truly representative sample of all our patients. We need patients from a range of ages, working and ethnic backgrounds, some with long term conditions and, of course, a gender mix.

Currently, the PPG has 66 members and membership is not as large or diverse as desired.

Anyone who would like to join the PPG should please use our form: Register for the PPG. An Administrator will be in touch shortly after we receive your form. Please note that no medical information or questions will be responded to.

Many thanks for your assistance.

Please see the PPG Agenda (15th September 2022) and the PPG Terms of Reference.

Meeting Minutes