The Village Surgery Patient Participation Group


With the support of several patients we started up a small patient group in October 2011. PPGs are run by volunteers (patients of the practice) who are keen to make a difference to their communities and to their GP Practice. We are meeting on a regular basis to discuss all the current issues that the practice and patients will be facing in the coming years.

The main role of the PPGs is communication – improving communication between the patients and the practice, acting as a representative of the wider patient population, and providing the local community with useful and timely health information and advice. The most common activities are

  • Advising the practice on the patient perspective and helping to ensure that services are well designed to improve the patient experience.
  • Promoting self-care so that patients play as full a part as possible in understanding and looking after their own health.
  • Raising awareness of the activities of the practice and other support that is available to patients, as well as relaying information back to the practice.

If you are interested in joining in, please contact Donna Alder the Practice Manager who will be pleased to hear from you.