Practice participation group
Who are we ?
The Downend Health Group 'Willow Surgery' formed a Practice Participation Group (PPG) in 2014. This is a group of individuals who may not have any medical training but do have an interest in the services provided by their surgery.
The aim of a PPG is to work in partnership with the healthcare and management teams to ensure that service users views are represented.
It is therefore hoped that our PPG will contribute to a continuous improvement of the services offered by the Downend Health Group as well as provide practical support when necessary. Examples of how other PPGs have helped surgeries include:
Help with, and discuss the results of, patient surveys
Aid communication with patients
Provide services in the surgery eg health promotion information
Encourage patients to engage more actively in their own healthcare
Contribute to service development and decision making
Improve practice equipment and facilities
Aims and Objectives
We meet on a regular basis. Each meeting lasts for approximately one hour. The agreed aims and objectives for the group are:
Improvements for patients and staff
Improving Patient Education, Health and Services
Would You Like to Join Us?
You are very welcome to join our Practice Participation Group. We are looking for interested people to attend meetings and contribute to the practice with ideas, suggestions.
You can get involved either by attending our meetings or signing up to our email bulletin.
Mrs Andrea Mountain
The Downend Health group
Hill House Road