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.

Patient Participation

We have an active Patient Participation Group

Fleggburgh Surgery formed a Patient Participation Group (PPG) in 2011. It is made up of volunteer patients who regularly meet with the practice staff to discuss the work of the practice. The aim is to feed-back patients views to the Practice and suggestions for improving, changing and developing patient services.

They will also provide comment on Practice and CCG / HealthEast proposal for service changes and development.

(Please note this is not a group for specific complaints and any correspondence that the group feel is not appropriate to their roll may be passed on to Practice Staff).

How Do I Apply to Join?

If you would like to join our Patient Participation Group:

Please complete our online PPG Joining form

Alternatively, contact our Practice Manager on 01493 369232.