Patient Participation Group

What is a Patient Participation group

Put simply, a PPG is a way that patients can take an active interest in their own health care. To be effective, local health care provision has to be of a high quality and to address patients' needs.

This is where a PPG can make a difference. Most groups engage in activities which benefit their own patient lists, enhance the work of the Practice and act as a useful sounding board for change within the Practice. The PPG is made up of Patient Representatives working closely with the GPs to develop a common understanding of patients' needs and then to address these needs in whatever way is possible.

The agenda for a particular group depends on the local needs and interests of the participants. The existing groups have involved themselves in a wide range of activities, some of which will be relevant to us and some of which may not be appropriate.  

Central Surgery Patient Participation Group

Central Surgery’s PPG currently has 10 members, including a GP and the Practice Manager. They meet once a month, at the surgery. Members of the group are elected and they work to support practice staff to make improvements.

The PPG aims to encourage representation and engagement from the wider patient body. We keep our patient reference group up to date with what we are doing

If you would like to have a say about the services provided at Central Surgery and if you are happy for us to contact you periodically by email please fill in our Patient Group Contact form.

Patient Group Committee Members

If you are interested in joining our patient group, then please come to our annual meeting where you can talk to the members of the committee about our work and collect a Patient Group Nomination Form.

How to Contact Us

If you would like to find out more about the Patient Participation Group or if you are interested in making suggestions to the group you can email centralsurgerypp@nhs.net or you can write to:

Patient Participation Group
Central Surgery
Bell Street
Sawbridgeworth
Herts
CM21 9AQ