WSCCG is supporting Patient Participation Groups (PPGs), which are set up by local surgeries so that people can support the needs of their local practice population.
Each PPG has been set up differently. Some have evolved well and can offer experienced guidance and ideas to others, particularly to those who are at the early stages of development.
Local PPG members have met twice this year to discuss common issues and share best practice. The PPG workshops hosted by the WSCCG Community Engagement Group (CEG) took place in March and September 2017. Participants went away with some positive and helpful ideas to use within their own PPGs.
The CEG is working on ways to create ongoing opportunities for members of existing and new PPGs to connect and communicate with each other through a PPG network. This is open to anyone involved in their PPG or who has an interest in patient engagement. If you would like to be on the PPG network contact list, please email your details (including the name of your GP practice) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Useful links and documents
- PPG workshop documents:
- PPG network column in the WSCCG Newsletter:
- August/September 2017 (page 4) – Setting up and running a PPG – Philip Worsley, secretary of Hardwicke House Group Practice PPG, shares his experiences
- Sharing best practice and useful information:
- Example of PPG Terms of Reference by Phil Worsley, Secretary at Hardwicke House Group PPG
- Example of PPG Newsletter by Phil Worsley, Secretary at Hardwicke House Group PPG
- Example of PPG Action Log by Phil Worsley, Secretary at Hardwicke House Group PPG
- How can PPGs support practices with the uptake of information sharing with patients
- Reducing and managing missed appointments (Do Not Attends (DNAs) by Samantha Fowler, Practice Support Manager, WSCCG
- Building Better Participation: a resource developed by the National Association for Patient Participation with support from NHS England. It provides a guide to help PPGs and their GP practices work well.
- Altogether Better: a project developed in the Yorkshire and Humberside region that develops volunteers to work with their communities linked with the local general practices with an aspiration to achieve community centred general practice.
- GP Engagement Guide 2017: to help GP Practices engage with patients when making changes to services.