Patient Participation Group
The Patient Participation Group (PPG) for Fireclay Health will evolve from the existing St George PPG and aims to be a representative group of patients who offer views on practice developments, make suggestions for improvements and feedback concerns. PPG members are patients or carers of registerered patients who use the practice and want to ensure the highest possible standards of care and support for all patients; they raise questions, look at audit results, review patient feedback and act as a sounding board for new ideas.
We have recently welcomed new members to the group from Lodgeside Surgery and would encourage more participants to come forward from both practices. We would particularly invite interest from patients of an ethnic minority background and/or under the age of 34 (particularly males), who are currently under-represented on the PPG. This ideally involves giving an hour of your time to attend meetings at the practice four times a year in the evenings. However we also occasionally send email requests for feedback, often requiring a quick turnaround - if you would be interested in just this level of involvement, do let us know.
More information about Patient Participation Groups can be found on the NAPP website which is the national voice for patient participation in primary care.
If you would like to join our PPG then please click the link below to open the sign-up form, complete all the fields then click Send - please check for the message Your form has been successfully sent which should appear above the Send button to be sure your completed form has been submitted to us. If you prefer, you can download the sign up form as a pdf document, print it out, complete it and return it to the practice.
We will be in touch shortly after we receive your form at which point you can provide more details as to your potential involvement (i.e. whether you would be interested in attending meetings or just being part of a virtual group) and particular interests. Please note that no medical information or questions will be responded to.
The information you supply us will be used lawfully, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The Data Protection Act 1998 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.