Patient Participation Group

Patient Link

Our Patient Participation group (PPG) is called Patient Link.

Patient Link is an independent Patient Participation Group linked to the practice, whose purpose is to help improve communications between patients, their carers and the doctors and staff of the practice.

They also aim to gather patient feedback on all their NHS experience to represent them within the new GP clinical commissioning group.

For further information the Patient Link leaflet can be downloaded here.

What is a Patient Participation Group?

A Patient Participation Group (PPG) is where a group of health professionals and patients can come together to address issues that effect health and health services in their local community.

Usually connected to a particular GP practice, patient forums provide a link between practice staff and their registered patients.

The agenda of any particular group will depend upon the local needs, interests and energies of the participants, but its key role is to:

Enable patients to have a say on how the practice operates

Provide feedback on new systems within the practice such as booking an appointment

Act as a sounding board for ideas Support the practice to provide a high quality of care and service delivery.

How Do I Apply to Join?

If you would like to join our Patient Participation Group:

Please complete our online PPG Joining form

Alternatively, contact our Business Partner on 01785 712300.


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