Patient Participation Group

What is a Patient Participation Group?

A Patient Participation Group (PPG) is where a group of health professionals and patients can come together to address issues that effect health and health services in their local community.

Usually connected to a particular GP practice, patient forums provide a link between practice staff and their registered patients.

The agenda of any particular group will depend upon the local needs, interests and energies of the participants, but its key role is to:

  • Enable patients to have a say on how the practice operates
  • Provide feedback on new systems within the practice such as booking an appointment
  • Act as a sounding board for ideas Support the practice to provide a high quality of care and service delivery.

We have an active Patient Participation Group

Our Aims

  • To respond effectively to the needs of Emersons Green Medical Centre patients
  • To act as representatives of patients and influence the overall provision of healthcare in the area served by the Practice today and in the future
  • Discuss local issues/developments and ensure the changing demography of the area is addressed
  • To work with the Practice for the provision of excellent facilities

Further Information

Our group is open to new patients who would like to get involved in how the practice is run.

The group meets regularly (roughly six times per year) with representatives of the practice to help improve our quality of care and the services we provide our patients.

How Do I Apply to Join?

If you would like to join our Patient Participation Group:

Please complete our online PPG Joining form

Alternatively, contact our Practice Manager on 0117 957 6000.

What if have something to say but don't want to be part of the group?

You can send us your views, or ask any questions about the PPG, using the group's contact form.