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PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP

What is a Patient Participation Group?

Did you know you belong to our patient group?  As a patient of Vine Surgery you can have a view on the things that matter in your health service.  Vine Surgery’s patient participation group is a selection of patients and practice staff who meet at regular intervals to decide ways of making a positive contribution to the services and facilities offered by the practice to the patients.

The purpose of a Patient Participation Group?

  • To give practice staff and patients the opportunity to discuss topics of mutual interest in their Practice.
  • To provide the means for patients to make positive suggestions about the Practice and their own healthcare.
  • To encourage health education activities within the Practice.
  • To develop self-help projects to meet the needs of fellow patients.
  • To act as a representative group that can be called upon to influence the local provision of Health and Social Care.
  • To involve further patients from the wider population.

Online Patient Reference Group

Would you like to have your say about the services provided at Vine Surgery but don't have the time to come to our meetings?  Then you may like to join our Online Patient Group and help us shape the future.

We are very proud of our surgery and staff and although we try to do a good job we are always looking at ways to improve our service to our patients. So we are setting up an online patient participation group, to work with the existing PPG members,  so that you can make suggestions about the way we deliver services to our patients. We would like a wide range of our patients to take part so that the views are representative of the local population.

We would like to email you from time to time to ask your views and we would like as many patients as possible to take part – just leave us your email address and we will be in contact once or twice a year to ask you for your views and what you think is important.

A message from the Vine Surgery PPG Chairperson; “Patients are at the heart of the current NHS and the PPG is all about engaging with patients so that they can support their local practice by giving their views on how to develop and improve the practice.”

If you are happy to be part of this group please click here to apply to join online.

More information can be found at The National Association for Patient Participation website.


Vine Surgery Patient Participation Group Awareness Week

The Patient Participation Group of Vine Surgery, shown here with the Practice Manager, Sharon Morgan, and some of the new members who signed up during the national awareness week held from 2nd – 6th June.

During the week the current members of the PPG were at the Surgery each day speaking to patients and recruiting them to sign up to either the online or live group. Over the course of the week, 6 new members signed up for the live group, 4 of whom came to the meeting on Monday, and over 95 signed up for the new online PPG.

Vine Surgery PPG Members

The PPG of Vine Surgery joined groups throughout the UK in promoting the National Patient Participation Awareness Week. The initiative is designed to broadcast to the wider public the existence of Patient Participation Groups and the valuable work they undertake. Patients are at the heart of the current NHS and the PPG is all about engaging with patients, staff and doctors so that they can support their local practice by giving their views on how to develop and improve the practice.

The Partners of both the Vine Surgery practices were delighted with the response from patients and wanted to thank the PPG members and all the other health professionals who came and spoke with patients during the week for their enthusiasm and support.


PPG Reports

2014/15:

PPG Report in Adobe Acrobat PDF format

2013/14:

PPG Survey of Patients

The full results of the survey are available via the following link:

Survey Results in Adobe Acrobat PDF format

Actions

A copy of the report is available via the link below:

PPG Report in Adobe Acrobat PDF format

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