Local PPG Activities

 PPG Awareness Week

North Cardiff Medical Centre met on Tuesday 4th June  with members of the RCGP Wales PPiP Group to promote awareness of the benefit that groups provide in practical support for the surgery, fostering improved communication between the practice and its patients and helping patients to take more responsibility for their health. Press release

Richard Cole, Jacqui Storer, Sarah Morris and Dinah Ball

Goring and Woodcote Medical Practice PPG and the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (OCCG) are strongly supporting the PPG Awareness Week.

There is a press release on the OCCG website.  Jeremy Hutchins, PPG member, is doing a TV interview for BBC South Today on 3 June together with the Practice Partner who is the PPG clinical focus.  They hope to be describing how the PPG and practice function together and the benefits that this has brought to patients and the Practice.

Wallingbrook PPG in Devon has arranged a week of Healthy Living activities with local sports clubs and organisations, offering free taster sessions to new participants. These have been circulated to local schools and leafleted door-to door. Local media has been approached.

There is a photographic display of these activities and an MOT Bay in the waiting room so that patients can self monitor themselves.

North Dorset:  A number of venues in North Dorset are opening their doors and giving people the chance to meet members of their local Patient Participation Group (PPG) to find out how they can get involved and become a member. Events will take place at

  • Grove Medical Centre, Sherborne, Monday 3 June, 10am – 3pm;
  • Eagle House Surgery, Blandford, Tuesday 4 June, 9.30am – 12.30pm;
  • Whitecliff Surgery, Blandford, Tuesday 4 June, 1pm – 5pm;
  • Shaftesbury Town Hall, Thursday 6 June, 9.30am – 5.30pm.

Locality Chair for North Dorset Locality Dr Rob Childs said “At a time when the NHS in England is undergoing significant change, this type of initiative is key to developing future healthcare and increasing awareness of how doctors are working in partnership with the public and health professionals.

We are pleased to support Patient Participation Week and are encouraging everyone to come and meet members of their local group at one of our events. These will help to highlight the importance of patient participation in achieving excellence in care for everyone”.

Stag Medical Practice PPG, Rotherham have planned:

  • The launch of a Carers’ Corner at both surgeries
  • A poster display to show how the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will carry out the GP
    Practice inspections

Press Release    Poster

Tony and Jenny Drew and Christine Pigg from the Stag and Rose Court Medical Practice PPG
at their June 1st launch for Patient Participation Awareness Week

Tutbury Practice Patient Forum Burton on Trent has arranged, as part of the Patient Awareness Week, an open day for the 5th June. Poster