Patient Participation Group

Patient Participation Groups(PPGs) are vital to GP Practices to create a Health Service tailored to the needs of the local community.The Group meets three or four times each year and reviews information supplied by the Practice Manager offering suggestions as to how the Practice should operate,such as considering opening hours and advising what information should feature on the web site.

The PPG arranges an annual survey of patients to be conducted about all aspects of how the Practice functions.The results of the survey,and minutes of the PPG meetings are displayed in the surgery for patients to read,together with postings on the surgery website.The PPG does welcome new members and anyone interested should contact the Practice Manager.

At no time are individual patients cases discussed by the Group.

My role as chair of the Group is to ensure meetings progress efficiently.As well as being Chair of this Group,I have recently been elected as the Lay Member representing Public and Patients on the North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group.The CCG is responsible for deciding the strategic direction in which Health Services are commissioned in the area so my role on the PPG at Dr Biswas Sorgery will help shape and influence my views on the CCG.

Philip Bond.