Patient Participation Group (PPG)
What are Patients Participation Groups and why are they needed?
Most GP practices now have a Patient Participation Group (PPG). The role of the PPG includes:
- being a critical friend to the practice;
- advising the practice on the patient perspective and providing insight into the responsiveness and quality of services;
- encouraging patients to take greater responsibility for their own and their family’s health;
- carrying out research into the views of those who use the practice;
- organising health promotion events and improving health literacy;
- regular communication with the patient population.
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