The practice has a volunteer patient group, currently consisting of 12 patients, and they are your representative to the practice. The PPG meet regularly (five or six times a year ) along with the senior partner and the practice manager. The PPG helps to influence the way local health care is organised and delivered.
The current members of the PPG, are 2 male and 8 females, of mixed ages, from different backgrounds and disabilities, as well as suffering from one or more long term conditions. Each member brings a different skill and experience to the group which helps shape the practice and the services that it provides.
If you would like to join the group, we would like to hear from you. Please write to the PPG ( see address below ) giving your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address ( if you have one ) with just a few lines, to tell us a little bit about yourself. You will then be invited to the next meeting. It is as simple as that.
The PPG has a notice board on the stairway between the ground and first floor.
The PPG is not a complaints forum nor is it for delivering personal or government agendas. Indeed, the independence of the PPG is one of its major strengths. If you feel you have any comments or feedback, the PPG would like to hear from you. Please write to:
Patient Participation Group
c/o Grove Road Surgery
59–63 Grove Road
OR: complete the online form by clicking on the button shown below.
If you prefer, you can download the sign-up form below, print it out, fill it in, and post it to the Practice, put it through the letterbox, or hand it to a Receptionist.
We aim to acknowledge your request within a few days.
Non-urgent advice: Date of next meeting
To be announced
The National Association of Patient Participation
This association aims to promote the role and benefits of PPGs to patients, the public and health professionals, to create more understanding of the value of true patient participation also to promote the support available from N.A.P.P.
The information you supply us will be used lawfully, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018. The Data Protection Act 2018 gives you the right to know what information is held about you and sets out rules to make sure that this information is handled properly.