Freezywater – Local Patient Participation Group
Active PPG since 2006
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 we provide. They act as the patient voice and are an important part of the Partnership community.
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.
They are a route for patients to advise and inform the Partnership on what matters most to patients and to help identify solutions to problems. Members of PPGs think about the wider patient interest and can bring issues to the attention of the Partners and other staff who attend and support meetings when serving on the PPG.
Medicus Health Partners has been invited the local representatives to take a place on the Partnership PPG so they can support the wider group, discuss issues and changes that effect all locations within the Partnership and bring news, updates back to their members and take local ideas/issues back for consideration/discussion by all PPG groups within Medicus Health Partners
Meetings are held quarterly, the next one is scheduled for February 2021, minutes and FAQ’s will be published on this page as the meetings take place. Also, projects in which the PPG take part or promote will be detailed with results and outcomes.