Every GP practice has a Patient Participation Group (PPG). To find out about your practice PPG, you can look on their website or speak to a receptionist.
Patient Participation Groups or PPGs are GP practice-based patient groups, which work in partnership with their practices to:
• Help patients take more responsibility for their health
• Contribute to the continuous improvement of services and quality of care
• Develop communication between the practice and its patients
• Provide practical support for the practice and help to implement change
The National Association for Patient Participation works to promote and support patient involvement in GP practices. They have a website which may be useful if you are thinking of joining your local PPG.
West Hampshire PPG network
The CCG runs a network of PPGs across west Hampshire. The network meets twice a year on a Saturday morning to share ideas and learn from each other. We have speakers from partner organisations such as Healthwatch Hampshire and Patient Voice and run workshops to help PPGs to support their GP practices.
PPG meeting reports: