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 met to discuss common issues and share best practice. This was hosted by the WSCCG Community Engagement Group (CEG) in March 2017.
Participants went away with some positive and helpful ideas to use within their own PPGs. They decided to form a PPG Network to create ongoing opportunities for members of existing and new PPGs to connect and communicate with each other.
A second workshop is planned in September – full details to follow.
The CEG is working on ways to connect all PPGs. As this develops, you may 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
- Notes from the PPG workshop on 31 March 2017 organised by WSCCG Community Engagement Group
- 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.