A Patient Participation Group is a group of people coming together on a regular basis to look at how they can positively influence the development of local health services from theirs, and the wider community's, perspective. They have the health interest of local residents at heart, as well as the progression and growth of the Practice as a whole.
The value of PPG's is being realised; they are beginning to make a real and positive impact within their GP Practices, supporting their Practice to improve on services from the patient's perspective. Continuing to 'grow' PPG's takes time and commitment from both patients and GP Practice staff, requiring an open-minded approach in order to build and improve on services.
The current members of the Carlton Street Surgery PPG are:
- Mr John Jackson Patient Chair
- Mr Ray Campling Vice Chair
- Mrs Susan Oakes Patient
- Mrs Wendy Jessop Patient
- Mrs Susan Cornes Patient
- Mrs Lorraine Topliss Patient
- Mrs Angela Henry Patient Carer
- Heather Moore Practice Manager
- Mrs Jane Campling Clinical Manager
- GPs are invited to attend the meetings
Members of the group can be contacted using our PPG Contact form.
The National Association for Patient Participation (NAPP) is the establishment of Patient' Participation Groups. You can find out more about its work and about Patients Participation Groups on the NAPP website www.napp.org.uk
We are currently in the process of setting up a 'Virtual' participation group to run alongside our established Practice Participation Group.
We realised that people are generally very busy and many not be able to attend regular meetings, therefore a 'virtual' group can benefit yourself and the practice by enabling an exchange of views and by participating in surveys when necessary. If you have any questions please complete our PPG contact form.
If you would like to join our Virtual Patient Participation Group or our main PPG:
Alternatively, contact our Practice Manageron 01283 511387.
If you prefer, you can download a pdf version of the form. When completed please hand it into reception.