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What is a Patient Participation Group (PPG)?

PPG’s are the coordinated voice of a practice’s patients. The practice consults with and listens to the views of the PPG in the development of the service it provides. The PPG also offers a platform through which patients can influence the way the NHS both develops and delivers services more widely. The PPG has an attending volunteer membership of up to 20 members and an unlimited eMembership (those who contribute via eMail). To see our Terms of Reference, click here.

Who can join and how to apply?

Any adult patient registered with the Dronfield Health Centre Practice qualifies for membership. All qualifying applications will be accepted for eMembership, those wishing to be attending members, limited to 20, will be subject to there being a vacancy. Priority will be given to those under 50 and parents or carers of younger children who are currently under represented. To apply or find out more, please eMail your details to or pass them to the Practice Manager.

What are the PPG working on currently?

Key objectives during 2015 are:

  • Contributing to the 21C Project (the development of N Derbyshire NHS services )
  • Gaining more representative patient membership of the PPG (those under 21 and parents with young children)
  • Developing our PPG web presence and use of social media.

The PPG has contributed to or effected change in the following areas:

  • Improved wording for hospital appointment letters
  • The evaluation of the practice patient survey results
  • Organising the practice Open Day

Meeting Dates and minutes

The next planned PPG meeting is Wednesday 25 March 2015

Click here to download the minutes from previous meetings

Do you have something you want share with the PPG membership that might improve the practices’ services?

Ideally please do join us as a member, but if you feel unable to, then drop us an and it will be considered by some of the members and appropriate actions taken which may include taking the matter up with the practice.

Please note that complaints or compliments regarding the practice should in the first instance be directed to the Practice Manager.


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