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). At the current time, because of COVID-19 related restrictions, all members are now effectively eMembers. Most meetings are likely to be held remotely via video technologies. To see our Terms of Reference, click here.

Who can join and how to apply?

Any adult patient (or carer)  registered with the Dronfield Medical Practice qualifies for membership. New members under 50 and parents or carers of children under 21 will be particularly welcome as they are currently under represented. 

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

Ideally please share comments or suggestions directly with the practice using the practice comments and suggestions form- click here, or talk with any of the Practice team including the Practice Manager. If however you feel that you would like some support in doing this or wish to raise something completely anonymously, please do contact the PPG who will support and advise you. Please use their dedicated email address - dmp.ppg@gmail.com


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