Patient Participation Group (PPG)

From April 2016, it has been a contractual requirement for all English practices to form a patient participation group (PPG) during the year ahead and to make reasonable efforts for this to be representative of the practice population.(https://www.napp.org.uk/ppgintro.html).

Earnswood’s PPG is made up of patients at the practice who have joined the group on a voluntary basis. We usually meet with representatives from the practice every two months, to discuss practice issues and patient experience, with the aim of helping to improve the service.

All patients are eligible to become a volunteer member of the PPG.

All PPGs evolve to meet local needs and are unique to their practice. Our committed members work hard to engage with the practice on behalf of all patients. We are keen to recruit more of the following to help make our PPG more representative of our practice population -To help make our PPG representative of the Practice demographic we are keen to have members who could represent, for example –

  • People with long-term conditions
  • Working age people
  • People whose circumstances make them vulnerable
  • Minority Ethnic Groups
  • People who may be experiencing poor mental health
  • Parents or carers
  • Young people
  • Or perhaps, patients who wish to represent members of any of these groups and express their opinions for them

Chaired by David, meetings aim to be positive and constructive, with an emphasis on building a two-way relationship between patients and the practice.

The PPG have a noticeboard and a desk in the waiting area – please do take a look. If you are interested in becoming involved, we encourage you to contact the practice on 01270 376666

Or e-mail Rachel Carter at

scccg.earnswoodpatientexperience@nhs.net

Alternatively, you can mention it to your GP, Nurse, HCA or reception staff and we can either give you an application form, or pass your details on.