Patient Participation Group

What is a Patient Participation Group?

A Patient Participation Group (PPG) is where a group of health professionals and patients can come together to address issues that effect health and health services in their local community.

Usually connected to a particular GP practice, patient groups provide a link between practice staff and their registered patients.

The agenda of any particular group will depend upon the local needs, interests and energies of the participants, but its key role is to:

Enable patients to have a say on how the practice operates

Provide feedback on new systems within the practice such as booking an appointment

Act as a sounding board for ideas Support the practice to provide a high quality of care and service delivery.

Virtual Patient Participation Group

Dr Griffiths and Partners has an established Virtual Patient Participation Group (vPPG) which in essence is an on-line Patient Participation Group referred to as the Cumberland House Patient Forum. The Practice also has links with Barlaston Parish Council which provides a valuable link to the views of patients registered with the branch site at Barlaston Health Centre. The Practice meets with representatives of Barlaston Parish Council on a regular basis throughout the year.

The practice is keen to hear the views of our patients and are always looking at ways to improve the service we provide. If you are a patient registered with our practice and would be interested to be part of this group please see the 'How Do I Apply to Join?' section below.

How Do I Apply to Join?

If you would like to join our Patient Participation Group:

Please complete our online PPG Joining form

Alternatively, contact our Practice manager Sue Griffiths on 01785 813538.

PPG Annual Reports

Our PPG Reports  can be downloaded below