Patient Participation Group

What is the Patient Participation Group (PPG)?

The Patient Participation Group (PPG), was formed to encourage a representative group of the Practices population and the Local Community to volunteer to be involved with and support the successful running of the Practice. They meet regularly (every 3 months) and are deemed the voice of fellow patients and facilitate communication between you, the patients, and the practice team. This includes constructive criticism, fund raising, ideas on improving the service we provide.

The Aims of the Patient Participation Group

The Aim of the Patient Participation Group (PPG)

Here at Almond Road Surgery we aim to work together with our Patient Group, creating and implementing positive changes to the Services and Facilities we currently provide.

What does a Patient Participation Group do?

  • Facilitates positive relationships between the GP practice and patients, by communicating patient experience, interests, concerns. Also providing feedback on current procedures and proposed new developments.
  • Work together and positively with the practice to help improve services and facilities for patients. To act as a sounding board for practice staff on any issues that may affect patients.
  • Helps build two-way communication and co-operation, between the Practice, Patients, other organisations, individuals and the broader community to the mutual benefit of everyone.
  • Acts as a representative group to support the practice and influence the local provision of health and social care.
  • Help raise funds for the practice to assist in purchasing additional equipment and services for the benefit of patients.

 We run virtual groups between meetings, so you will need access to the Internet. Emails will be sent to you and we are free to exchange opinions and suggestions this way.

Our Next Practice Meeting

To find out when our next Patient Participation Group meeting is being held please see below.

Getting your view

The PPG would like to contact other patients on occasion by email and / or text so that they can reach the widest group of patients possible. We would love to have your permission to use your email address & mobile phone number to do this. If you are happy for us to do this, please complete the ‘Join our PPG’ form to join us and give consent.

Join our PPG

If you are interested in making a real difference to the Surgery and the Local community please join us. We would like our Patients’ Forum to be truly representative of our patient population – especially younger patients. No special qualifications or experience are required. We are a friendly group, and we would like to warmly welcome you to join us.

PPG Sign Up Form

PPG Sign Up

Date of Birth
The information below will help to make sure that we receive feedback from a representative sample of the patients registered at this practice.
Your Age
How would you describe how often you come to the practice?

Who we are:

What our group has achieved

  • Created a Practice book shop on both sites to serve patients and raise funds
  • Created a Digital Display Board in the Patient Waiting Room, with the PPG donated TV
  • Decided and bought a new chair for the waiting area from the money raised by book sales