What we do

We meet on a quarterly basis to represent patient interests and to act as a sounding board for ideas suggested by the Practice. By working closely together we strive to improve services, promote healthcare awareness and provide improved communication between patients and the Practice.

Our PPG was formed in 2006, and as its title suggests, represents the interests of approximately 10,300 patients at both Newbold Verdon and Market Bosworth Surgeries.

Over the past 4 years we have engaged in a variety of fund-raising activities, including book sales, Christmas and Easter raffles, and have been fortunate enough to receive donations from various local sources, including £300.00 from the Lions Club.

To date we have used these funds to purchase wheelchairs, which are available for loan, an automatic blood pressure machine, a digital camera to measure the improvement of wounds, baby-changing facilities and children's play tables.

We also support the 'Flu Vaccination Days', providing transport to and from the surgery, for the less mobile. In recent months we have extended our contact with some of the more lonely members of our community by introducing our 'Tea and Cake' afternoons.

Aims of the PPG

National Aims

  • For the Patient Participation Group to have a representation in every GP Practice and that each group is based on the mutual interests of the Primary Care Team and the patients of the Practice.
  • To promote the role of the PPG as participants in decision making within the NHS.
  • To maximise the benefits of sharing common interests while recognising the individual nature of the groups and the differing structures in the UK.

Local Aims

  • Develop a structure that gains the views of patients and enables the practice to obtain feedback from the practice population.
  • Agree areas of priority with staff and GP's in the practice which are to form the basis of questions posed in a local patients survey.
  • Agree an action plan with staff, GPs and the PPG based upon the requirements for change which the survey identifies.

Join us

If you have any constructive ideas relating to the Practice, which we may be able to help you with please write to the PPG, hand your letter to a receptionist at either surgery who will ensure your letter is passed on to a member of the group. We will then do our best to address your suggestion and provide you with a prompt response.

Participate online

Many patients are interested to hear what is going on and are happy to give their opinion but they do not wish to attend meetings. You can now be part of the discussion by signing up to the Patient Reference Group (PRG) where your views can be expressed by email only.

Downloads

Meeting minutes
Minutes from previous meetings of the PPG
November 2017
September 2017
July 2017
May 2017
January 2017


Reports

PPG Statement 2015

PPG Report 2015

PPG Survey & Results 2014