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Patient Participation Group (PPG)

What is a Patient Participation Group (PPG)?

A PPG is a group of patients interested in health and healthcare issues, who want to get involved with and support the running of their local GP Practice.


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What is the purpose of a PPG?

A PPG gives practice staff and patients the opportunity to, where possible, share decision-making in the running of the practice.


Allows patients to make positive suggestions about the practice, involve further patients from the wider population, and be an advocate for patient preferences when appropriate.


To encourage health education activities within the practice.


To develop self-help projects to meet the needs of fellow patients, such as befriending, help with transport, and bereavement support.


To act as a representative group that can be called upon to influence the local provision of health and social care.


Would you like to be part of Staithe Surgery's PPG?

If you are interested in getting involved, please e-mail us at [email protected]


We look forward to hearing from you.


PPG Minutes

Please find attached the minutes of the most recent PPG meetings. 



  • PPG Minutes (9th January 2017) Download

  • PPG Minutes (12th September 2016) Download

  • PPG Minutes (13th June 2016) Download

  • 2015/16

  • PPG MinutesDownload

  • 2014/15

  • PPG Annual ReportDownload

  • 2013/14

  • The Patient Questionnaire ExplainedDownload

  • The Patient Questionnaire FormDownload

  • Local Patient Participation ReportDownload