The group meets six times a year to talk about health issues of local concern or interest. Discussions at meetings could focus around issues such as the GP practice; health service required; or planned changes to local services and patient's views of them.
Carlton Group Practice Participation Group gives GPs, staff, community health care staff on one hand, and patients registered with Carlton Street GP Practice on the other, a focal point for directly influencing the planning and development of health care services from the Practice.
The PPG conducts both patient and staff surveys, reviewing the results and where appropriate providing advice and recommendations in the setting up of an action plan with agreed priorities.
Other tasks may include some of the following; reviewing of some practice policies, such as the 'Did Not Attend (DNA) Policy' and organising health education events.