Role: Patient Participation Group.
The role of Patient Participation Groups.
To give practice staff and patients the opportunity to, where possible, share decision
making in the running of the practice.
™ To provide for patients to make positive suggestions about the practice, and be an
advocate for patient preferences when appropriate.
™ To provide a means for practice staff to inform patients about the reality of running a General Practice.
™ To involve further patients from the wider population, and be an advocate for the
practice when appropriate.
™ To encourage health education activities within the practice.
™ To develop self-help projects to meet the needs of fellow patients, such as befriending, help with transport, and bereavement support.
™ To act as a representative group that can be called upon to influence the local provision of health and social care.
Remember! A PPG has to represent a whole practice population, not personal or individual views, and so must have a strategic and overarching focus.
Please see the following guide:
Why have a Patient Participation Group?
This site is a must see full of helpful advice and resources - National Association for Patient Participation.