Patient Participation Groups

Patient Participation Groups (PPGs)

Every GP Practice is required to have PPG.

The role of a PPG includes:

  • Being a critical friend to the Practice.
  • Advising the Practice from a patient perspective and providing insight into patient experience.
  • Encouraging patients to take greater personal responsibility for their health and encouraging their families to do the same.
  • Researching the views of those who use the Practice.
  • Organising health promotion events and improving health literacy.
  • Regular communication with patients.
  • Running volunteer services and support groups to meet local needs.
  • Influencing the Practice and wider NHS to ihelp improve commissioning. 
  • Collaborate with other PPGs to influence broader issues and share ideas.

National Association for Patient Participation (NAPP) – promotes and supports patient participation in primary care.

Want to be involved with your Practice?

Visit your Practice’s website, or ask at reception to find out how you can play your part.

PPG Newsletter >

June 2019
February 2019
September 2018
April 2018
February 2018
October 2017
July 2017

PPG Events >

16 April 2019 – Devizes
Focus group report

16 October 2018 – Devizes
Event summary report

11 October 2018 – Salisbury
Event summary report

16 January 2018 – Devizes
Event summary report

12 October 2017 – Devizes
Event summary report