Patient Participation Group

What is a Patient Participation Group (PPG)?

A PPG is where a group of health professionals and patients can come together to address issues that affect health and health services in their local community.

Usually connected to a particular GP practice, patient groups provide a link between practice staff and their registered patients.

The agenda of any particular group will depend upon the local needs, interests and energies of the participants, but its key role is to:

  • Enable patients to have a say on how the practice operates
  • Provide feedback on new systems within the practice such as booking an appointment
  • Act as a sounding board for ideas Support the practice to provide a high quality of care and service delivery.

If you wish to join the Rowans Surgery PPG, you can do so by completing the Online Registration Form, or you can also download a registration form and hand it into the surgery reception.

For further information on what the PPG has been discussing, please take a look at the previous minutes and reports, which can be found online on our PPG Meeting Minutes page.