PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP (PPG)
Ashmore Park Medical Centre is looking to recruit Practice patients to become members of their Patient Participation Group
What are PPGs? – NHS England Description
Patient Participation Groups are run by local GP practices to talk to their patients about health improvements – these may be suggestions to the practice to help improve GP appointment systems, organising health days or talking about important changes to the way their healthcare is delivered locally. PPGs are becoming increasingly important groups that are being consulted prior to making changes to local health services (commissioning).
The meetings consist of an update of local planned Stakeholder events and long term plans of Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Updates of the Practice activities and speciality clinics being offered.
We are trying to arrange a coffee morning; a date for this has yet to be confirmed. Please look for posters in the surgery advertising the date. Hopefully this will introduce patients to the expectations of a Patient Participation Group.
The group meets up at Ashmore Park Medical Centre every two to three months, at the moment the meeting time is on Mondays at midday, although this could be rearranged to suit members. The next meeting is Monday 21st September at midday, please feel free to attend. Minutes of previous meetings can be found on the Practice website www.Ashmoreparkmedicalcentre.nhs.uk