Dartmouth Medical Practice

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Patient Participation Group (PPG)

  • Our Patient Participation Group

    The Dartmouth Patient Participation Group is a group which aims to help Dartmouth Medical Practice focus on the needs and aspirations of it's patients for the services it provides. We are very lucky to have a very active PPG who act as a criticial friend of the surgery, focused on the patient experience of not only the surgery itself, but the wider local health community. 

    The group aims to discuss important issues in a positive way, aiming to give guidance to the medical practice about the needs of its patients.

    If you have a suggestion or issue you would like the Medical Practice to consider, please contactinfo@dartpatients.org.uk

    The Patient Participation Group is not set up to consider individual complaints. If you have a specific complaint against the practice, please contact the practice manager, or use the form provided in the Patient Toolbox section of this website.

    PPG Website: www.dartpatients.co.uk 

    PPG Reports:  2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016

    Annual General Meetings:  2015 | 2017
     

  • What is a PPG?

    A Patient Participation Group (PPG) is generally used to describe a patient group based in a GP practice. It is led by patients but run in partnership with the GP practice to:

    • Give views as a patient on how services can be improved and receive feedback on those views
    • Help patients to be more informed and responsible for their own health
    • Build a positive working relationship with the practice
    • Meet other patients and share experiences
    • Support the practice to help patients to stay well
    • Help to improve communication between practice and patients

    Each PPG is unique. It makes decisions on its own structure, priorities and work programme. As it acts as a bridge between patients and the GP practice, it is important that each PPG has a broad base of patient involvement and views. We will try to make our PPG as representative of our practice population as possible, and encourage all patients to get involved.