Patient Participation Group (PPG)

A Patient Participation Group (PPG) is a group of people who are patients of the surgery and want to help it work as well as it can for patients, doctors and staff. The NHS requires every practice to have a PPG.

Why should I join?

You have been to the surgery as a patient, parent, carer or friend. Your experiences matter and you can bring different ideas to the surgery to help us treat patients better or to improve what we do in some way. You will also gain a better understanding of the NHS, and gather feedback from other patients.

How often does the Patient Participation Group meet?

We meet at the Surgery at least once per year and do not expect you to attend all meetings. We may also contact members from time to time to ask for your opinions and advice on the provision of health services at Arcadian Gardens Surgery. We need young people, workers, retirees, people with long term conditions and people from non-British ethnic groups to cover as broad a spectrum of patients as possible. You may also contact us if you have a query or suggestion to share with the group.

Non-urgent advice: Will my views be heard?

Working in a spirit of mutual respect, openness and trust, all patients’ views will be discussed and, where appropriate, we will work together on solutions.

Please complete the form below to sign up to our PPG group.

Minutes of PPG meetings

PPG News