About the Patient Group

PPG Meetings are currently being held on a by monthly basis between 5.30pm and 6.30pm via Zoom.

If you are interested in attending then please complete the joiner form and forward it to SWLCCG.thurleighroadpractice@nhs.net to express your interest and your contact details will be passed onto the group.

If you are a patient and would like to volunteer to help with things such as minute taking of meetings, or indeed you would like to just come along to hear what is going on in this practice and the wider NHS, we would love to hear from you.

What is a patient participation group?

A patient participation group (PPG) is a group of patients and GP practice staff who meet regularly and work together to improve the quality of care and outcomes for patients. PPGs can bring significant benefits to a GP practice: improving services, allowing resources to be used more efficiently and, most importantly, developing mutually supportive networks (outside the GP or nurse appointment). Groups help the practice to develop services that reflect what patients need and want.

PPGs become advocates for the practice and the services it provides. A thriving PPG is increasingly viewed as an indicator of a high-quality caring practice.

When working well PPGs strengthen the relationship between patients and practice staff which is critical to the provision of modern, high quality general practice.

Aims & Objectives:

  1. To help Doctors and Surgery staff to provide, and patients to obtain, the best possible healthcare through discussions at regular meetings with surgery staff deliberating on local and national health issues.
  2. Contribute to patient satisfaction through opinion surveys and other means, including the examination of complaints, as well as monitoring the performance and targets set by the Practice.
  3. Produce two newsletters for Practice patients per annum which will contain appropriate information on local and national health matters.
  4. Organise as required appropriate educational seminars on health matters suggested by patients which will be open to all patients of the Practice.
  5. Monitor activities of Wandsworth Primary Care Trust and assess the effect any decisions or developments proposed by the Primary Care Trust may have on patients of the Practice.
  6. Ensure that the Group has a wide and representative membership from the Thurleigh Road Practice patient population.

Membership:

Membership shall be open to all patients and staff of the Practice regardless of ethnicity, disability, age or sexual orientation.

Committee

The committee shall consist of three officers- a Chairman (revolving), Secretary and Treasurer- and at least six other Committee members nominated and elected annually.

Education Talks

From time to time at one of our TRP Meetings, we have our GP’s or guest speakers hold educational talks about a variety of health topics that may be of general interest.

Please click on the following links if you would like to learn more about these talks.

To follow

Sign up

If you would like to become involved, you can sign up by completing the form and emailing to swlccg.thurleighroadpractice@nhs.net.