Patient Participation Group

What is a Patient Participation Group?

A Patient Participation Group (PPG) is where a group of health professionals and patients can come together to address issues that effect health and health services in their local community.

Usually connected to a particular GP practice, patient forums provide a link between practice staff and their registered patients.

The agenda of any particular group will depend upon the local needs, interests and energies of the participants, but its key role is to:

Enable patients to have a say on how the practice operates

Provide feedback on new systems within the practice such as booking an appointment

Act as a sounding board for ideas Support the practice to provide a high quality of care and service delivery.

We have an active Patient Participation Group

We are a small group of patients, who alongside the Practice Manager to Dr VK Singh, based in Hednesford Valley Health Centre, meet 4 times a year.

Our aim is to discuss health issues, that are causing concerns, about the surgery, the health centre, local hospitals etc, and to hopefully make suggestions, and in time improvements to problems raised by the group.

We are also going to work in conjunction with the Hednesford Traders Association, to give support and assistance to hopefully bring the Community spirit back into our area.

With this in view, we have already agreed to advertising forthcoming Events, by putting up posters in the health centre.

How Do I Apply to Join?

If you are registered with Dr VK Singh's Surgery and you would like to join our Patient Participation Group:

Please complete our online PPG Joining form

Alternatively, contact our Practice Manager on 01543 870580.

What if have something to say but don't want to be part of the group?

You can send us your views, or ask any questions about the PPG, using the group's contact form.