A Patient Participation Group is a group of patients interested in health and healthcare issues, who want to get involved with and support the running of their local GP Practice. Most Patient Participation Groups also include members of practice staff, and meet at regular intervals to decide ways and means of making a positive contribution to the services and facilities offered by the practice to its patients.
Patient involvement in health is currently a high priority in the NHS. With the transition to GP commissioning this will become more and more important to patients and practices. Patient Participation Groups based around surgeries can be a good way to establish a positive line of communication with patients
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