Patient Participation Group (PPG)
What is a PPG?
A PPG is a group entirely made up of registered patients who come together to work with their GP practice to help improve services. PPGs are based on co-operation between practice staff and patients.
What can a PPG do?
- Give the practice staff and patients the opportunity to, where possible, share decision-making in the running of the practice.
- Provide a means for practice staff to inform patients about the reality of running a GP surgery.
- Hold health awareness and information events, and carry out patient surveys.
- Help to improve practice facilities, such as the waiting room
For more information on the PPG, please contact the surgery today or have a read of our PPG Leaflet.
Since its formation this year, the PPG has provided great insight into the experience of SMG from the patients' viewpoint. As a result improvements have been made already, including an addition to the patient toilets and installation of a new electric door to the waiting room.
To keep up to date with the discussion, please see below the documentation of the meetings so far:
21.08.17 Patient Participation Group Agenda
21.08.17 Patient Participation Group Meeting Minutes
21.08.17 Patient Participation Group Action Log
16.10.17 Patient Participation Group Agenda
16.10.17 Patient Participation Group Meeting Minutes
16.10.17 Patient Participation Group Action Log
If you are interested in becoming a member and are happy for us to contact you by email please click the link below to open the sign-up form and complete all the fields.
PPG Sign-Up Form (Online)
If you prefer, you can download the sign up form as a PDF document, print it out, complete it and return it to the practice.
PPG Sign-Up Form (PDF)
We will be in touch shortly after we receive your form. Please note that no medical information or questions will be responded to.
The information you supply us will be used lawfully, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to know what information is held about you and sets out rules to make sure that this information is handled properly.