Oversight and Support System Organisations

Patient Participation Groups (PPGs)

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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.

What is a PPG?

From the National Association for Patient Participation

From the Patients Association
Reasons for a patient group and what’s in it for the GP practice and patients Reasons for a patient group and what’s in it for the GP practice and patients

From Patient info
This is intended for clinicians
Patient Groups Patient Groups. Patient Participation Groups; NHS monitoring | Patient

 

How to Join your practice’s PPG

From the National Association for Patient Participation
Support for patients: How to join a PPG? (See box at bottom of page) For Patients – National Association for Patient Participation

Details about your practice’s patient participation group can found in your practice website under “Your patient participation group” in the “About Us” section.

Support for your practice’s PPG

From Healthwatch Bucks
At Healthwatch Bucks we can provide support to Patient Participation Groups (PPG) within Buckinghamshire Patient Participation Group Support – Healthwatch Bucks

INFLUENCING HEALTH CARE locally

More information can be found on some of the major organisations influencing local health and care strategies under Integrated care system and Council.

LOCAL PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS, SURVEY AND ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES

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.

 

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