Our PPG Chair is Mr Lester Boney
We are calling out to our wonderful community to come and join our Patient Participation Group (PPG) when they visit the surgery. If you wish to be a part of our group you can get in touch with Mr Boney on 07931 318 168
This is a great opportunity to know how we can improve our service to you and how you perceive our surgery and staff.
What is a Patient Participation Group?
PPGs are groups of active volunteer patients that work alongside the Practice staff and GP – this unique partnership is essential to achieving high quality care.
Our PPG meetings are taking place virtually during the pandemic. You will receive a link and we will meet at a mutually agreed time. The findings and discussions will be shared with the whole patient population through email networks and surveys.
Why join our PPG?
It has been found that PPGs can bring significant benefits to the practices who have them: reducing costs, improving services, allowing resources to be used more efficiently and, most importantly, developing mutually supportive networks outside the GP or nurse appointment. Groups enable GP teams to be proactive in providing services that truly reflect what patients want and need.
Patients are encouraged and supported by PPGs to take more responsibility for their own health by increasing health understanding, raising awareness of lifestyle options and promoting self care, particularly for minor everyday illnesses.
Having a PPG will also assist practices to meet new policy requirements. Practices with a PPG will demonstrate a high level of commitment towards meeting the Care Quality Commission essential standards as the new primary care regulatory framework rolls out.