Patient participation group

The aims of the patient participation group

  • To offer opinions in a constructive manner and to put forward ideas on behalf of other patients.
  • To improve the provision of health care.
  • To improve communication between surgery, patients and the wider community about matters concerning the surgery and health in general.
  • To provide assistance in development of new services.
  • To encourage a spirit of self help and support amongst patients to improve their health and social care.

Approximately 2% of patients are members of the patient participation group.

A range of ages are represented, men and women and patients with various health needs, such as chronic diseases, hearing impairment, visual impairment and mobility problems.

We have also tried to include working, non-working and retired patients.

Approximately 12% of the group are from ethnic minorities.

The practice is always keen to hear from practice patients regarding the running of the practice and any improvements that may be made. If you are a registered patient and wish to contribute to the patient participation group, please click on the button at the top right of this page to complete the online form.