Do you know what your practice PPG does?

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Do you know what your practice PPG does?

This week is Patient Participation Group (PPG) Awareness Week, promoting the role and benefits of PPGs to patients, the public and healthcare professionals.

What is a PPG?

Patient Participation Groups are groups of active volunteer patients working in partnership with the practice staff and GPs. This unique partnership between patient and their practices is essential to achieving high quality and responsive care and it is now a requirement that every GP practice in England have a PPG.

PPGs meet face to face or in some cases, virtual groups have been set up using email, online surveys and social media. They work in partnership with the practice to:

  • Help patients to take more responsibility for their health
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of services and quality of care
  • Foster improved communication between the practice and its patients
  • Provide practical support for the practice and help to implement change

How can you get involved?

If you are interested in getting involved with your practice PPG, speak to a member of the practice team who will be happy

You can also find out more information about PPGs and their purpose on the NAPP website.

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