We are actively recruiting patient members from our Practice to join our Patient Participation Group. If you would like to know more about what this entails, please give the Practice a call or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Next Patient Participation Group Meeting: date to follow
Why do we involve people in healthcare?
Like every other city in the UK, Leeds has some major healthcare challenges. We want to work with local people to meet these challenges head on. Listening to patients helps us understand people’s health needs and can identify innovative and efficient ways of designing, delivering and joining up services.
What is a Patient Participation Group (PPG)?
A PPG is a group of volunteers and health champions who meet regularly to help their practice improve its services. Every GP Practice has to have a PPG. The group works in partnership with the practice to support health promotion and understand and respond to the needs of all the different patients who use the practice.The PPG is a forum to improve the practice, it is not a place to take individual concerns or complaints. If you have an individual concern, please contact our practice manager.
What support do we get as a PPG member?
You don’t need any specific skills or knowledge to get involved, just a passion to improve your local health services for all the different communities in your area. The NHS in Leeds offers lots of support to help you get involved in your PPG. They offer free training and a chance to meet other PPG members from across the city to share ideas about how you can improve our practice.
• Find out about free NHS patient training and support here:
• Join the Leeds NHS patient network:
• You can also visit the website for the National Association of Patient Participation (NAPP) here: https://www.napp.org.uk
The next steps
Patients in the group are to be invited to meetings throughout the year, promotion of the group will still continue in order to seek additional members.
- Suggested timetable of events
- Initial meeting – develop action plan including the use of a patient survey
- (arrange a date for the next meeting to consider the survey format)
- Second and any subsequent meetings – draft and ratify survey, seek views from the group on Practice / Patient issues or ideas
- Distribute survey as agreed at above meetings
- Collate the findings and discuss with the group
- Agree and formulate an action plan considering the findings of the survey
Publish and promote the findings of the survey, action plan and changes as a result of issues raised by the group and the survey.
Park Edge Practice welcomes the ideas and views of its Practice Populations and encourages patients to come forward with views on their experiences regarding the Practice. Suggestions may be made to any member of staff or put forward in writing; it is intended to ask the Patient Participation Group their opinion on methods of communicating with the Practice.