Join our Patient Participation Group (PPG)

What is the role of the PPG?

  • Patient participation refers to patients, such as you, who are taking active interest in healthcare
  • The group meets with representatives of the practice every 2 months
  • The group discuss services and gives feedback and suggestions on how improvements can be made for benefit of patients and the practice

What do PPG members do?

  • Attend the regular meeting
  • Discuss new developments affecting the practice and give feedback
  • Spend an occasional session in the waiting room informing patients about new services and maintaining the display board
  • Helping with health promotion events
  • Assist with patient surveys

Who can join the PPG?

  • You can! Anyone of any age or background who is a patient registered at St Peters Surgery
  • Experience is not necessary
  • New members are welcome to join
  • Ask for joining details at the reception desk

Non-urgent advice: PPG Meeting Dates

The next meeting is scheduled for:

Monday 29th April 2024

Please notify the surgery if you wish to attend.

A virtual group is a group of patients who would like to be part of the Patient Participation Group but prefer not to attend meetings. They get involved by email instead. Information such as practice newsletters, minutes of the Patient Participation Group meetings and surveys will be shared electronically. It means that if you can’t make face-to-face meetings, are caring for someone and unable to leave them, or are working, you can still be kept informed, give your views and participate.

Your views are important and will be listened to. It may not be possible to act on every suggestion, but all feedback is very valuable. Working in a spirit of mutual respect, openness and trust, all patients’ views will be discussed and, where appropriate, we will work together on solutions. If you are interested in learning more about our Patient Participation Group, please complete the below online form. Alternatively, you can ask us about it when you next visit the practice.

Action Plan

The Survey Key Issues for Improvement

The action plan is to be agreed with the group at our next PPG meeting.

The Patient Annual Report

The Patient Annual Report

The Annual Report has been prepared to provide patients with an overview of the contribution and work undertaken by the Patient Participation Group. The Practice would like to thank very much those patients who have given their time and energy to get to grips with a complex service and help direct and shape an action plan to address the main issues identified in patient surveys.