A Patient Participation Group (PPG) is generally used to describe a patient group based in a GP practice. It is led by patients but run in partnership with the GP practice to:
- Give views as a patient on how services can be improved and receive feedback on those views
- Help patients to be more informed and responsible for their own health
- Build a positive working relationship with the practice
- Meet other patients and share experiences
- Support the practice to help patients to stay well
- Help to improve communication between practice and patients
Each PPG is unique. It makes decisions on its own structure, priorities and work programme. As it acts as a bridge between patients and the GP practice, it is important that each PPG has a broad base of patient involvement and views. We try to make our PPG as representative of our practice population as possible, and encourage all patients to get involved.
If you would like to join please email email@example.com or phone our reception team on 020 7274 4507. If you would like to raise something or have an idea for an initiative just get in touch! Please note this is not a space for personal medical complaints.
Lambeth CCG Governing Body Meetings
The Lambeth Governing Body meets formally in public every two month. Anybody who would like to is welcome to come along to the meeting and attend as an observer.
In addition to this, an open meeting for stakeholder groups and members of the public takes place an hour before each governing body meeting. This informal session is an opportunity for members of the public and stakeholder groups to ask questions or raise any issue in relation to the agenda or any other matter.
The next meetings of the Lambeth CCG Governing Body are on:
13 November: The Kia Oval, Kennington, London, SE11 5RR 12-1pm Public Forum 1pm-4pm Main Meeting
15 January: The Foundry, 17 Oval Way, London, SE11 5RR 12-1pm Public Forum 1pm-4pm Main Meeting
If you would like to come along, there is no need to register, please turn up on the day.
Address: The Foundry, 17 Oval Way, London, SE11 5RR.
If you would like to find out more about NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group, visit their website here.
LPPGN Network Meeting
The Lambeth PPG Network hosts bi-monthly meetings for PPG members to meet, share, discuss and be updated on the latest local and national changes within primary care. Representatives from practice PPGs are welcome to attend.
You can register by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org calling 020 7326 1586.
Our next network-wide meeting will be on
Wednesday, 25 September, 6pm - 8pm
at 336 Brixton Road, SW9 7AA
(registration from 5.30pm)
Primary Care Networks & PPGs Working Together
We will be joined by North Lambeth Primary Care Network's Clinical Director, Dr George Verghese and Social Prescriber, Alison Rive to hear their thoughts on patient involvement and engagement within the new structure.
We will discuss how PPGs can work with their PCNs to shape patient engagement. Click here for the draft agenda.
To register your attendance please email email@example.com, call 020 7326 1586 or text 07427 873090. Light refreshments will be provided.
Click here for the notes from the July meeting.
If you plan to attend the Network meeting as a representative of your PPG, please let your PPG Chair/Steering group know that you are coming. We would ask that you feedback to your respective groups, so that the discussions, themes and information is shared more widely.