PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP (PPG)
YOUR SURGERY, YOUR CHOICE, YOUR SAY
The Kings Corner PPG, which was set up in 2008, consists of a group of volunteers along with doctors and practice staff, who meet once a month to act as a forum of communication between the practice and the patients (and vice-versa). Our aim is to help your GP practice to remain accountable, dynamic and responsive to its patients’ needs. We are affiliated to the National Association of Patient Participation (NAPP) which supports practices, patients and PPGs.
We are part of the Bracknell and Ascot Clinical Commissioning Group (BACCG) which decides, i.e. commissions, which services will be provided for our patients. Some Ascot and all the Bracknell practices are in this group. We are invited to attend some of their public meetings and the AGM. More information on them is available from: www.bracknellandascotccg.nhs.uk.
Our members have diverse interests within the local community and beyond and feedback to the Group from this wider network of information. We look to the skills of the group to contribute to the progress of the important work the PPG does. We particularly work closely with Magnolia House and the local pharmacy to discuss matters of mutual concern.
The PPG produces a Newsletter which is distributed electronically to all online patients and is posted on the PPG notice board in the waiting room. This updates the patients on current projects and practice information as well as promoting any events of interest and how to access key services. Contributions and suggestions are always welcome. We hold Open Mornings at the surgery to meet with patients and hold Health Information Evenings on current health issues, in conjunction with Magnolia House Surgery. We also have an important role to play in any future development of the surgery services.
We have a Chairperson: Morag Langhorne: Tel: 01276 476791 or firstname.lastname@example.org . A Minutes Secretary: Clair Baynton: email@example.com and member Sally Hanson: firstname.lastname@example.org . Contact with the PPG can be made through them. We have 10 patient members along with the 4 doctors and the practice manager; on average we have 8 – 10 members at the meetings. We are keen to achieve the widest range of patient representation and would therefore look to engage with younger patients and parents of young children. If this suits you, please contact the Chairperson or Reception.
The PPG is an important part of the practice and plays a key role in gathering and sharing relevant information for patients. We are always keen to hear your thoughts so please let us know of any needs or concerns you would like us to raise on your behalf.
With kind regards
Kings Corner PPG