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.
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 is a quarterly newsletter produced for Patient Participation Groups, copies are available by clicking here.
Mid Nottinghamshire PPG Event – Tuesday 11 December 2018
A joint PPG Event was held on the 11 December 2018 bring together the 40 PPGs across the localities. The event was a celebration to thank the PPG members for their continued commitment and support to patient participation. The event was presented in partnership with the Patient and Public Engagement Committee.
The event brought PPGs together to share work they had done with their practices to make a difference for their community. Lombard Street Medical Centre, Collingham Medical Centre, Brierley Park Surgery and Forest Medical Practice. There was a also a free raffle for participants and light refreshments.
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.