The Brooke Surgery
20 Market Street, Hyde, SK14 1AT
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Patient Participation Group
Do you know about Patient Participation Groups (PPGs), what they do, who can join, when do they meet? If you want to know more, just read on. If you already know about PPGs then why not join ours?
PPGs are about implementing real, positive change in our communities. Patients have long valued the relationship with their GP and general practice. However these relationships have changed over recent years – patients today rightly want more say in their own healthcare, they are better informed and expect to be treated as whole people, not just as a condition or ailment.
PPGs have an increasingly important role to play in helping to give patients a say in the way services are delivered to best meet their needs, and the needs of the local community.
PPGs can help GPs to develop an equal partnership with their patients. They can help them to communicate accurately and honestly with individual patients, and with the wider community about key health matters. They can also help to reduce costs and improve services by identifying changes that the practice may not have considered, allowing resources to be used more efficiently. What is more, they can develop mutually supportive networks for patients and the practice, outside of individual appointments.
Here at Brooke Surgery, we have an active Patient Participation Group. We usually meet once a month at the surgery and patients who are registered with the practice are encouraged to join in.
The meetings are held on a Friday morning and we realise that many patients can’t get to these meetings for various reasons. But this doesn’t stop you from becoming involved. As a “virtual” member, you will receive meeting agendas, minutes and updates about what the PPG is doing. And your views and input are valued too, whether by word of mouth or by email.
If you want to join in, fill in the form at the bottom of this page and click “Submit”. We’ll be in touch.