Patient Participation Group

Most GP practices now have a Patient Participation Group (PPG) or are in the process of  setting one up. From 1 April 2015, it is a requirement in the GP Contract for all practices to  have a PPG.

The funding associated with an Enhanced Service for patient participation ends  and this will be part of the main contract.

The role of the PPG includes:

  • Being a critical friend to the practice.
  • Advising the practice on the patient perspective and providing insight into the responsiveness and quality of services.
  • Encouraging patients to take greater responsibility for their own and their family’s health.
  • Carrying out research into the views of those who use the practice.
  • Organising health promotion events and improving health literacy.
  • Regular communication with the patient population.

If you would like to join our PPG, please complete our Patient Participation Group Registration Form.