Patient Participation Group

Our Patient Participation Group (PPG)

We are sure most of our patients are aware of the huge changes within the NHS currently involving GP practices managing new ways to provide funding and commissioning services.

Patients need to have a voice to say how this money should be spent to provide the best services for our practice community. The overall aim of our group [PPG] is to develop a positive and constructive relationship between patients, the Practice and the community it serves, ensuring the practice remains accountable and responsive to all its patients’ needs.

Who we are

We are the Patient Participation Group (PPG) of Botley Medical Centre and the branch surgery at Kennington Health Centre. We are registered patients of the practice who have volunteered in response to requests to establish a PPG within the practice.

What we are here to do, our aims and objectives:

  • To promote the benefit and well-being of the patients of the practice without distinction of age, gender, race, and other equality characteristics
  • To support and facilitate positive and effective two-way communication between the practice and its patients
  • To offer constructive criticism as appropriate
  • To represent the patient voice in the development and implementation of practice policy
  • To encourage and support the practice in involving patients in their own care
  • To support and encourage the practice in its dealings with other bodies

How we work

A chair and secretary of the PPG are elected annually at an AGM

We meet approximately two-monthly, a minimum of four times a year, and at other times as necessary

Members of the practice, including partners, attend PPG meetings on a regular basis

The PPG membership seeks to reflect the patients’ profile of the practice (e.g. age, gender, race, and other equality characteristics) as well as seeking representation from different components of the patient population such as carers, patients with long-term illnesses or disabilities (whether physical or mental), and parents with young children

The PPG membership is committed to confidentiality, including individual patient experience information

We seek to establish the views of patients towards the Practice in whatever way may be feasible or practical, such as an annual survey or the Friends and Families Test

We seek to involve ourselves in the work of the Practice in whatever ways may be helpful to the Practice and its patients

We review these Terms of Reference regularly to monitor our effectiveness in fulfilling them.

We welcome new members to join us!

Getting Your View

The group would like to contact patients on occasion by email and/or text so that they can obtain the views of the widest group of patients possible. 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.

 

If you would like to join the PPG please contact Chris Sugden, secretary, using the email address:  bandkppg@gmail.com