Cookies on the NHS Mansfield & Ashfield CCG website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website.

To continue using the website you are indicating that you are happy to receive all cookies on our site.

Continue Find out more

Patient Participation Groups

Patient Participation Groups provide an opportunity for patients to be involved in decisions about the range and quality of services provided by their GP practice and the planning of services by NHS Mansfield and Ashfield Clinical Commissioning Group.

Purpose of Patient Participation Groups

Patient Participation Groups are autonomous and choose to operate in a way that suits local circumstances. Usually, a selection of patients and practice staff, meet at regular intervals to decide ways of making a positive contribution to the services and facilities offered by the practice to the patients in the local community. They provide an opportunity for:

  ~ practice staff and patients to discuss topics of mutual interest in their practice.

  ~ patients to make positive suggestions about the practice, for example, appointment  systems, premises, information provision.

  ~ practice staff and patients to discuss the results of the Friends and Family Test to identify areas of good practice and areas of improvement.

To involve further patients from the wider population some practices have also developed virtual networks. This enables those patients who prefer not to attend meetings to keep up-to-date with what is happening at their practice and provide comments using electronic mail. They will also have the opportunity to respond to surveys posted on practice websites.

A quarterly newsletter is produced for Patient Participation Groups and copies are available by clicking here.

Interested? Why not find out more ….

Across Mansfield and Ashfield, all practices have established Patient Participation Groups for their practice. If you would like to find out more information, please ask the Practice Manager at your surgery.

Network News

Network News is a quarterly newsletter produced for Patient Participation Groups, copies are available by clicking here.

Mansfield and Ashfield Patient Participation Group Networking Event - Tuesday 5 June 2018

Here is a copy of the Evaluation from the event on the 5 June 2018 together with a resource pack and a copy of the presentation from Paul Devlin, Chief Executive of the National Association of Patient Participation. 

 

NHS Choices
NHS England
Department of Health
disabled Go
Better Together
The NHS is 70 years old