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Patient Participation Group

We welcome ALL patients to our PPG meetings

 We would love to see some new faces at our next meeting

We would like to know how we can improve our service to you and how you perceive the Practice and our staff.
The first ever Patient Participation Group was set up by a GP in 1972 and many general practices in England now have a PPG. Generally made up of a group of volunteer patients, the practice manager and one or more of the GPs from the practice. They meet on a regular basis to discuss the services on offer, and how improvements can be made for the benefit of patients and the practice.

The beauty of PPGs is that there is no set way in which they work – the aims and work of each group entirely depends on local needs – but they   aim to make sure that their practice puts the patient, and improving health, at the heart of everything it does. 

The Neaman Practice has been running a patient participation group for a few years now. We meet once every 3 months virutually via Teams.

At present there are approximately 20 people in the group although this varies from quarter to quarter. There is an open invitation for anyone to join the group although we have found it hard to recruit younger patients. We hope to encourage a greater uptake from under represented groups such as younger people, ethnic minority groups and mothers with young children.

Meetings last for an hour and minutes are taken which are available on the website. Each meeting is attended by patients, the GPs and Managers.

If you wish to participate please contact the Practice or complete the online form by clicking on the button shown below.

Virtual Group

The Practice would like to contact patients on occasion by email and/or text so that they can obtain the views of the wider range of patients.

We would like to obtain your email address and mobile phone number to do this. Please complete the Patient Contact Form to provide your consent for this.

OR: if you prefer, you can download the sign-up form below, print it out, fill it in, and post it to the Practice, put it through the letterbox, or hand it to a Receptionist.

Download the pdf version of our sign up form

We aim to acknowledge your request within a few days.

Please note that the PPG cannot become involved in matters of a specifically medical or clinical nature.

PPG Meeting Dates

  • Monday 12th June 2023 – 2.30pm -3:30pm
  • Monday 11th September 2023 – 2.30pm -3:30pm – MS Teams Virtual
  • Monday 11th December 2023 – 2.30pm -3:30pm – Face2Face @ 15 Half Moon Court

The National Association of Patient Participation

This association aims to promote the role and benefits of PPGs to patients, the public and health professionals, to create more understanding of the value of true patient participation also to promote the support available from N.A.P.P. Find out more about them click here.

The information you supply us will be used lawfully, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018. The Data Protection Act 2018 gives you the right to know what information is held about you and sets out rules to make sure that this information is handled properly.