Patient Participation Groups (PPG) Overview


What are Patient Participation Groups

Most GP practices now have a Patient Participation Group (PPG) or are in the process of setting one up. From 1 April 2015, it is a requirement in the GP Contract for all practices to have a PPG.

The role of the PPG includes:

  • being a critical friend to the practice
  • advising the practice on the patient perspective and providing insight into the responsiveness and quality of services
  • encouraging patients to take greater responsibility for their own and their family’s health
  • carrying out research into the views of those who use the practice
  • organising health promotion events
  • regular communication with the patients registered with the GP practice.

The Gloucestershire PPG Network meets four times a year.