Patient Participation Group

What is a Patient Participation Group? 

A Patient Participation Group (PPG) is a group of Patients, Carers and GP Practice staff who meet to discuss Practice issues and Patient Experience to help improve the Service.

Since April 2015, it has been a contractual requirement of NHS England for all GP Practices to have a PPG and to make reasonable efforts for this to be representative of the Practice Population.

Purpose of a PPG:

What should a PPG look like? 

A PPG is open to every patient on the GP Practice list. All Communities, Groups, Genders, Ages, Ethnicities and Disabilities representing the Patient list are encouraged to join. There are no other membership requirements except that Patients must be Registered with the Practice.