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Whitewater Health Patients’ Participation Group – how we adapted our role to meet the changing needs of the Practice

Whitewater Health PPG has eleven members with a variety of backgrounds and skills. The Practice (18,000 patients) is based on two sites in North Hampshire.

We have an excellent relationship with the Practice. The Practice Operations Manager and GP attend every PPG meeting.

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Meads Patients’ Participation Group – supporting our practice during the Coronavirus Pandemic

The Meads Medical Centre serves around 9,000 patients in the rapidly growing town of Uckfield in East Sussex.

The Patients’ Group, which was formed 10 years ago, has always enjoyed an excellent working relationship with the practice. It achieves its key role as a critical friend whilst being positive and supportive.

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Have your say – survey on patient policy priorities and resources

N.A.P.P.’s role is centred around listening to the concerns of patients, understanding the issues they are facing within primary care and escalating this to ensure the patient voice remains at the heart of local, regional and national decision making. As such, we have developed a short survey to gather feedback from our members and the public to understand the most important policy priorities impacting patients in primary care.

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Patient Participation Groups’ experiences of operating remotely during the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has triggered profound and rapid changes in general practice. Within weeks of the outbreak in England, the proportion of face-to-face GP consultations shifted from 70% to 23%. Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) play a crucial role in primary care as a key link between patients and general practice. During this period, they too, have experienced a shift in how, when and where they have been able to meet.

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