What are Patient Participation Groups
PPGs have an increasingly important role to play in helping to give patients a say in the way services are delivered to best meet their needs, and the needs of the local community.
PPGs can help GPs to develop an equal partnership with their patients. They can help them to communicate accurately and honestly with individual patients, and with the wider community about key health matters. They can also help to reduce costs and improve services by identifying changes that the practice may not have considered, allowing resources to be used more efficiently. What is more, they can develop mutually supportive networks for patients and the practice, outside of individual appointments.
We need you
We would like to hear your views on how we can improve services at Sarum House Surgery.
You can have your say by becoming part of the Sarum House Virtual Patient Participation Group.
We realise that people are generally very busy and do not have time to come to the surgery for meetings, therefore we would like to form a “virtual group” that can exchange views, participate in practice surveys and with whom we can consult from time to time by e-mail. We will also aim to meet on an informal basis around twice per year.
We would like patients of all ages to be part of the group so that we have a true representation of our practice population.
If you are interested in joining our PPG, please fill in and submit our online form and we will be in touch.
The information you supply us will be used lawfully, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to know what information is held about you and sets out rules to make sure that this information is handled properly.
We held our first group meeting on 1st September 2014. A copy of the notes of the meeting is included here if you want to see what was discussed.