Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) are a partnership between patients, GP and their practice.
PPGs are made up of groups of volunteers from the community who are registered or look after someone who is registered at the practice.
Patient views are at the heart of the NHS and the PPGs aims are to facilitate good relations between the practice and the group by communicating patient experience, interests and concerns and provide feedback to the practice staff on current procedures and any proposed new developments.
We want to know what you, our patients and the public think about the services we provide and to ensure you have a good understanding of the challenges the NHS faces now and in the future.
This is your surgery, you are the expert and we want to know what you think.
We believe in running a surgery which works for you and the Watton Medical Practice becoming part of the Breckland Alliance is part of that. We want to deliver a service that you want and deserve.
We need young people, workers, full time stay at home parents, those with long term conditions and people from various ethnic groups - a real representative of our community.
All registered patients are welcome to join the PPG although in the interest of effective decision making, membership of the core group (which meets face to face every other month) is limited to twelve.
There is also the opportunity to join the virtual patient participation group (VPPG) and the possibility of forming specialist sub groups formed to deal with specific topics utilising individual skills and interests.