Your patient participation group

Practice patient participation group

Our Patient Participation Group provides a volunteer-run communications link between the health centre and the patient community

  • To improve provision for the patients
  • To promote health and wellbeing in the community

A short introduction to Burnham Health Centre Patient Participation Group:  PPG Leaflet

Activities include

  • Publicise the services available to patients
    By holding workshops with existing groups and elsewhere in the village
    By other methods such as digital media, leaflets, posters, ‘Round and About’
  • Promote national and local health campaigns
  • Cooperate with Burnham Health Promotion Trust promoting health and wellbeing in the community
  • Conduct targeted surveys of patients, and work with the health centre on implementing improvements
  • Support the health centre with non-medical activities
  • Share good practice through networking with the PPG network in Buckinghamshire.

You can click the link below to download a PPG application form.
Download  and complete the form:


  • Chair – elected from the Patient Participation Group – Carol Linton
  • Secretary – from the Health Centre – Michelle Sage
  • Core members – up to 9 patients, elected from the wider membership
  • PPG members – any registered patient of BHC over 16 years of age

Full Meetings – quarterly, attended by

  • a BHC management representative,
  • a medical representative,
  • a BHPT representative
  • core members of PPG

Interim meetings – as, when and where required

  • core members of the PPG
  • others required to progress the agenda

For further information or an application form, contact [email protected], or BHC PPG, Minniecroft Road, Burnham SL1 7DE.

We use feedback from patients, including from the friends and family test and other patient surveys (see under Patient Survey Ratings) to improve our service.

We share and discuss this information with our patient participation group and consider ways we can improve. See further under Practice Improvement, how this information might be used.

Local public consultations, surveys and engagement activities

A patient participation group can also influence wider consultations occurring in the local area which go beyond the practice. A collective opinion from a patient participation group can help influence local changes. You can also have your say individually.

Have your say on health services across Buckinghamshire
Under the section “Your opportunity to give your view on health care across Buckinghamshire” on the page Local and National Health News there is an explanation and links to how you can give your view on present health services and future plans on health across Buckinghamshire.

Understand patient participation groups (PPGs)

There is detailed information on PPGs under Patient Participation Groups (PPGs).

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