Patient Participation Groups offer a way for local people to get actively involved in the planning of new health services and the development of existing services. Patient Participation Groups give patients, GP’s and practice staff an opportunity to meet; to exchange ideas and information; and then to take action.
The new changes to the NHS will be big on the agenda in the future so if you are interested in what the new NHS will look like, or just want to find out more about the practice and recommend how the service can be improved.
The Wallingbrook Patient Participation Group meets on a monthly basis to talk about health issues of local concern or interest. The meetings can be just for patients or can include the GP’s and practice staff.
The aims of the group are:
We will not deal with personal medical issues or individual patient complaints as there is already a well established procedure to deal with these.
Primarily we do ask that members attend a PPG meeting held at the surgery (always in the evening) approximately every month. (alternatively you may wish to join our virtual group).
This is to discuss issues affecting the Practice, and helping the surgery to deliver the best service it can. Ultimately, helping patients to get the best out of their doctor And, just as importantly the doctors to get the best out of their patients.