How to run a Patient Participation Group (PPG)

The basics that you'll need to run your PPG.

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Roles on Patient Participation Groups (PPGs)

Find out more about the various PPG roles.

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What does a good Patient Participation Group (PPG) web page look like?

A good PPG web page on your practice website should be informative, clear, and inviting. Find out more.

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Example Patient Participation Group (PPG) Terms of Reference

Use this document to help you shape your PPG Terms of Reference.

Download: Example PPG Terms of Reference

Template Service Commitment

Use this example of a Service Commitment to agree with your practice the level of service you can expect. Rutland House and Queens Avenue PPGs worked with their new merged practice to produce a similar Service Commitment so patients could be reassured that the high standards of care would be continued.

Template Practice Service Commitment

Patient Participation Group (PPG) Toolkit

Healthwatch Reading developed this this guide is to help members of Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) at GP surgeries to understand more about their role and to work together more effectively. For those interested in the wider context, it also gives some information about various organisations and their roles in the new health and social care landscape, with a focus on understanding how knowing about this can help PPG members to make a difference locally.

Healthwatch Reading have kindly allowed us to use this document as it is relevant to all PPGs.

Download: Patient Particiaption Group (PPG) Toolkit

Get involved with your PPG

Find out how to join your PPG and what the PPG does. This is a short e-leaflet that can be shared with others at your surgery.

Download: Join your PPG -E-Leaflet

Haringey Primary Care Networks Map

Haringey GP Practices are grouped into Primary Care Networks (PCN). Use this map to find out where the PCN are located and which surgeries are part of your PCN.

Download: Haringey GP Practices Primary Care Networks Map

Report: Amplifying Patient Voices - Supporting Patient Participation Groups in Haringey

From August 2020 to August 2021 Healthwatch Haringey ran a support programme for Patient Participation Groups. This report will be useful to anyone working in patient engagement or joining, starting up or running a PPG.

Read our report

Confused by NHS acronyms and jargon?

Use the Think Local Act Personal Care and Support Jargon Buster

TLAP is committed to explaining the jargon used in health and social care. Their jargon buster is a directory of Plain English definitions of commonly used words and phrases in health and social care.

TLAP jargon buster