Patient Participation Group

The Aims of the Patient Participation Group

This organisation has a PPG consisting of approximately 10-20 members who meet on a quarterly basis. 

The role of the PPG includes:

  • Playing a key role working with the organisation while helping to ensure that patients and carers can influence their local healthcare services
  • Being a critical friend to the organisation
  • Advising the organisation on patient perspective and providing an insight into the responsiveness and quality of services
  • Encouraging patients to take greater responsibility for their own and their family’s health
  • Carrying out research into the views of those who use the organisation
  • Organising health promotion events and improving health literacy
  • Regular communication with the patient population

PPG membership

PPGs should consist of a representative sample of the organisation population.

To become a member of the PPG, the applicant must

  • Be a registered patient or a carer of a registered patient
  • Remain objective, contributing to group discussions appropriately with the patient at the forefront of their mind
  • Work in a collaborative manner with all group members
  • Declare any potential conflicts of interests
  • Listen to the views of group members
  • Adhere to the terms of reference for PPG members
  • Commit to upholding the following seven key Nolan principles of public life

Ordinarily, membership will be for an initial term of three years.

Membership is not restricted to those patients or carers who can attend face-to-face meetings.

Members can contribute to discussions via the organisation virtual PPG. 

All personal details of any member of the PPG will be stored electronically and in accordance with data protection and data retention guidelines

2024 Remaining Meeting Dates 

  • 14th May                             Face to Face                        @ Longton Health Centre 4pm - CANCELLED ON DAY DUE TO NUMBER OF APOLOGIES 
  • 15th October                        Face to Face                        @ Longton Health Centre 1pm

Click here for our Terms of Reference

Click here for our Confidentiality Statement

Virtual Group

We realise that some patients will find it difficult to attend the surgery for meetings whether day or night and therefore we have set up a "Virtual Group" where we are able to contact you by email instead for your thoughts, opinions, feedback and updates. 

We would like to obtain your email address and mobile phone number to do this.

Please complete the Patient Contact Form to provide your consent for this.

Interested in joining or taking a role within the Patient Participation Group?

If you would like to join our patient participation group please fill in and return the form below.

If you have any questions please contact reception who will be more than happy to assist.

New Member Registration Form

While there are no contractual requirements regarding the structure of a PPG, for effectiveness there is to be a PPG committee which will include:

  • Chairperson/Vice chairperson (if appointed)
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer (not applicable for LHC)
  • Organisation representative

Please let us know if you would be interested in any of the above roles