Patient Participation Forum

What is a Patient Representative Group?

Every PRG is unique, evolving to meet local needs. Most commonly, they work with their practices to offer the patient perspective on the services that are provided. PPGs also help to improve communication, to encourage patients to take more responsibility for their health and to provide practical support.

Patient participation is Patients working with a practice to:

  • contribute to the continuous improvement of services;
  • foster improved communication between the practice and its patients;
  • help patients to take more responsibility for their health; and
  • provide practical support and help to implement change.

Varied to suit local needs

  • Each group determines its own activities according to the needs of the community and the practice itself.

Based on co-operation

  • PRGs work by building a relationship between the practice and its patients that breaks down barriers and shares information.
  • PRGs can develop to influence the wider NHS, most notably the decisions that are made on behalf of patients about the services that are to be available to them.

Contact the Patient Group

Contact the Patient Participation Group to join, or with any suggestions, comments and feedback for the forum meetings by completing the below form.

PPG Contact