Patient Participation Groups
Join your GP practice's Patient Participation Group
According to the National Association of Patient Participation, Patient Participation Groups are “generally made up of a group of volunteer patients, the Practice Manager and one or more of the GPs from the practice.” The Patient Participation Group should meet regularly to discuss the services provided by the GP practice and how these can be improved for the benefit of patients and the Practice.” Feedback and information from PPGs about local health services can be used by us to determine where services are working well or where improvements need to be made.
Working in partnership with CommUnity Barnet, the CCG has funded a part-time member of staff to support both patients and practices in developing PPGs in Barnet. Follow this link for more information.
If you would like to get involved, please ask your GP practice receptionist or Practice Manager if your practice has a Patient Participation Group. You can also find out more from the National Association for Patient Participation.