The group meets regularly to talk about health issues of local concern or interest. Discussions at meetings could focus around issues such as the GP practice; health service required; or planned changes to local services and patient's views of them.
Bridge House Medical Practice Participation Group gives GP's, staff, community health care staff on one hand, and patients registered with the practice on the other, a focal point for directly influencing the planning and development of health care services from the Practice.
The PPG conducts both patient and staff surveys, reviewing the results and where appropriate providing advice and recommendations in the setting up of an action plan with agreed priorities.
Other tasks may include some of the following; reviewing of some practice policies, such as the 'Did Not Attend (DNA) Policy' and organising health education events.
A Patient Participation Group is a group of people coming together on a regular basis to look at how they can positively influence the development of local health services from theirs, and the wider community's, perspective. They have the health interest of local residents at heart, as well as the progression and growth of the Practice as a whole.
The value of PPG's is being realised; they are beginning to make a real and positive impact within their GP Practices, supporting their Practice to improve on services from the patient's perspective. Continuing to 'grow' PPG's takes time and commitment from both patients and GP Practice staff, requiring an open-minded approach in order to build and improve on services.
If you would like to join our Patient Participation Group:
Alternatively, contact our Practice Manager on 0208 482 9697