Did you know you can have a say with what goes on at your GP practice and can take part in activities that benefit others?
Patient Participation Group (PPG) members are registered patients who work in partnership with their GP practice. They ensure the patient voice is heard and use the unique mix of skills, knowledge and experience from its members to develop projects and activities that will benefit the practice and the patient population.
Groups work in different ways, some meet in person, others communicate with their practice online – all are keen to welcome new members.
PPG members often receive regular updates from their practice and can be asked to give feedback on their experiences of healthcare in Dorset. There are a variety of other ways PPG members can get involved including taking part in regular PPG webinars, being involved in Primary Care Network (PCN)-level groups and attending county-wide PPG networking meetings.
If you are interested in finding out more about your own PPG, talk to your practice reception team or contact us at email@example.com
Meet the team
Gill and Jim are working with Dorset GP practices to develop a strong, county wide network of patient groups. If you would like to get in touch with any of the team, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The following resources have been produced to support PPGs and practices across Dorset. Posters, leaflets and display materials can be viewed and requested via the order form. Editable documents can be downloaded from the list below:
What we’ve been up to PPG poster
Suggested guidelines for online PPG meetings
PowerPoint presentation template
GP practice and PPG newsletter database
Event poster – half page graphic
Event poster – full page graphic
Enhanced DBS checks available for PPG members