What is a Patient Participation Group?
Patient Participation Groups (PPG) within General Practices have existed since 1972.
They are a route for patients to advise the Practice on what matters most to patients and to help identify solutions to problems.
Members of PPGs should be mindful of wider patient interest and not personal concerns when serving on the PPG.
They are run by volunteer members (Practice patients) who represent the collective patient voice.
- Act as a ‘critical friend’ to the Practice, reflecting the collective patient views
- Influencing services provided
- Signposting patients to available services e.g. patient libraries, volunteer transport, befriending and support groups
- Help organise health promotion events
- Assist in the production of patient information leaflets