A very warm welcome to the Guardian Medical Centre Patient Participation Group (PPG)
The Patient Participation Group (PPG) is a volunteer group of patients who work with the GP practice to help plan and improve services, ensuring that the patient perspective is always represented. They meet at regular intervals with members of practice staff and look at ways of making a positive contribution to the services and facilities offered.
WHAT DO THE PPG DO?
The aim of the PPG is to provide a route for patient to advise and inform the Practice on what matters most to them and to potentially help identify solutions to problems, as well as keeping patients updated on possible Practice changes that will have an impact on them.
The only requirement is that you must be over 18 and a current patient of the Practice.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE PPG?
- To give practice staff and patients the opportunity to discuss topics of mutual interest in their practice
- To provide the means for patients to make positive suggestions about the Practice and their own healthcare.
- To encourage health education activities within the Practice.
- To develop self-help projects to meet the needs of fellow patients.
- To act as a representative group that can be called upon to influence the local provision of health and social care.
- To involve patients from the wider population.
WHAT THE PPG IS NOT
- A forum for personal health complaints or health discussions.
- A forum for complaints, the Practice has a separate complaints procedure to deal with this.
- Meant to be run by Practice staff, we will help and support the PPG as much as we can, when we are asked to, but the PPG really need to be a self-organising and patient led group.
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