This year, the Department of Health wants to ensure that patients are more involved in decisions about the range and quality of services provided by their GP surgery and, over time, commissioned by their practice. We have agreed to set up our very own PPG (Patient Participation Group). We need to work with as many different patients as possible and make sure that the group is a fair representation of our entire patient population. We want to seek views from our patients through the use of local practice surveys. The outcomes of the engagement and the views of our patients are to be published here on our practice website.
We hope to develop our PPG in the most appropriate way to most effectively reach the broadest cross section of our community. This could be a virtual or a face-to-face group or a combination of the two. We will strive to gain feedback from a representative cross section of our practice population. We will make every effort to engage with any underrepresented groups.