Your patient participation group

Practice patient participation group

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

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

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, and posters
  • Promote national and local health campaigns
  • Promote 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.

What this is not
It is not a forum to discuss personal complaints but does welcome constructive criticism and ideas. Personal complaints should be dealt with through complaints process.

We would like our patients to be involved in shaping and improving the services we offer.

Full participation– member of our PPG meeting group
Full participation involves attending PPG meetings and supporting the activities of the group.

Full Involvement

For full involvement you can
Download and complete the form:

OR
Complete and submit the online form:

Members

  • Chair – elected from the Patient Participation Group
  • Secretary – from the surgery
  • Core members – up to 9 patients, elected from the wider membership
  • PPG members – any registered patient of Carrington House Surgery over 16 years of age

Full Meetings – quarterly, attended by

  • a CHS management representative,
  • a medical representative,
  • core members of PPG

Interim meetings – as, when and where required

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

You can contact us In the following ways:

By post:
Patient Participation Group
Carrington House Surgery
19 Priory Road
High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire
HP13 6SL

By email:
[email protected].

Please do not use this email for any other reason than relating to the PPG.

We use feedback from patients to improve our service, including from the friends and family test and other patient surveys, see under

We share and discuss this information with our patient participation group and consider ways we can improve.  For practice changes see under


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

There is an explanation and links to how you can give your view on present health services and future plans on health across Buckinghamshire, see under


Understand patient participation groups

There is detailed information on patient participation groups under

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