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Patient Participation Groups

brum 4What is a Patient Participation Group (PPG)?

NHS Birmingham South Central is a membership of 57 GP practices in the south and centre of Birmingham. Many of our GP practices run patient participation groups (PPGs)

PPGs are practice based groups that exist to create a partnership between patients and the GP practice to work together to improve services provided by the practice.

They help GP surgeries to discover what a range of patients think about services, to establish their priorities and to test and modify plans GPs may have. A PPG also helps to identify where improvements can be made for patients.

PPG meetings are usually chaired by a patient and are supported by GP practice staff – quite often, they are the practice manager, GP or practice nurse. If you would like to get involved, contact your local GP Practice to find out if they have a PPG.

At Birmingham South Central also hosts a regular PPG Forum which comprises of PPG chairs and practice managers; we share best practice and offer peer support to practices. To find out more about the PPG Forum, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

How do I find out whether my GP practice has a PPG?

If your GP has a PPG you can find information on their practice website. If you’re interested in joining your local PPG or if your GP practice doesn’t have a PPG then get in touch with your local practice manager. Or you can This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we can provide some information or advice on setting up a PPG.

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