Interested in finding out how your GP practice works and about the health services it delivers? Your practice patient participation group (PPG) could be for you.
Dorset has a diverse range of GP practices working in our urban and rural communities. Patient participation groups work in partnership with their GP practice and are vital in ensuring that the patient voice is heard. Groups work in different ways, some meet in person, others communicate with their practice online – all are keen to welcome and involve new members.
PPGs provide an opportunity for local people to get involved with their practice and influence the provision of local health services. Members contribute their views, make suggestions and provide feedback on services they may have used. Groups can also get involved with supporting local health initiatives. We provide opportunities for patient groups to come together in their local areas to share good practice, to discuss health issues and raise concerns with NHS managers. Through our networking events, we also provide engagement opportunities for PPG members across Dorset to meet with a wide range of health and care professionals. You can find out more about different PPG activities and projects below.
If you are interested in finding out more about your own PPG, talk to your practice reception team or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet the team
Gill and Jim are working with Dorset GP practices to develop a strong, county wide network of patient groups. If you would like to get in touch with any of the team, please contact email@example.com
The following resources have been produced to support PPGs and practices across Dorset. Posters, leaflets and display materials can be viewed and requested via the order form. Editable documents can be downloaded from the list below: