As Patient info suggest
“Greater patient involvement in personal healthcare needs and also in the development of local and national healthcare provision is an important part of the future development of effective healthcare services. Patient participation should be seen as a very positive process but requires enthusiasm and commitment in order to achieve all the potential benefits.” Patient Groups. Patient Participation Groups; NHS monitoring | Patient
Patient participation groups are further considered below, including how you can join your practice’s PPG. In addition, if you also want to influence local healthcare then there are mechanisms to do this which are explained below.