Patient Participation Group (PPG)

What is the PPG?

We are particularly fortunate to have a very active Patient Participation Group (PPG) at Appletree. It is becoming increasingly important that the patients’ collective voice is heard when it comes to the design and delivery of healthcare.

The PPG:

  • Works with the Practice to offer the patient perspective on the services it provides.
  • Helps to improve communication between the Practice and the patient population.
  • Encourages patients to take more responsibility for their health.
  • Provides practical support for others in the community.

A PPG is NOT the Practice’s complaint system (there is a robust complaints procedure in place); nor is it a forum to air personal issues. But neither is it a Doctors fan club. To be valuable the PPG must have the confidence to challenge the Practice in line with any issue brought forward. It should be self organising and patient led.

The benefits of an effective PPG are felt by the patients, the Practice and the wider community in which it operates.

If you are interested in learning more about the PPG please down the leaflet below or ask for a copy at reception. Alternatively you can email the PPG at

[email protected]

or simply attend a meeting – you would be very welcome. The Group meets bi-monthly and the dates are published on the Practice web site.

General Leaflet PPG PIL – June 2017

Constitution

Appletree Patient Participation Group

In association with Appletree Medical Practice, Duffield, Derbyshire

Constitution

Ground Rules

Term of reference

Chairs’ Annual Report

Chairs’ Annual Report 2019-2020

Minutes of Meetings

PPG Minutes 72 – Jan 2020

PPG Minutes 71 – Nov 2019

PPG Minutes 70 – Sep 2019

PPG Minutes 53 – Nov 2016

PPG Minutes 52 – Oct 2016

PPG Minutes 51 – July 2016

PPG Minutes 50 – May 2016

PPG Minutes 49 – Mar 2016

PPG Minutes 48 – Jan 2016

PPG Minutes 47 – Nov 2015

PPG Minutes 46 – Oct 2015

PPG Minutes 45 – July 2015

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