A patient participation group (PPG) is a group of patients who are interested in health and healthcare issues and who want to get involved with and support the running of their local GP practice. Such activities involved could include rolling out a flu campaign during winter, providing feedback on how the practice is run, and providing feedback on service providers (after being referred by your doctor).
Most groups include members of practice staff, and meet at regular intervals to discuss how to make a positive contribution to the services and facilities offered by the practice to its patients.
How do I join my practice's PPG?
If you would like to get involved, ask at your GP practice reception to see if your practice has a group. You can also find out more from the National Association for Patient Participation: www.napp.org.uk
Links to your GP practice website can be found here