We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers for the group.
Please speak to our reception staff for further information or email [email protected].
If you have ideas or issues you would like to the group to discuss, you can also raise these via [email protected].
For any other issues, please contact the Practice on 01422 415777, via post to Hebden Bridge Group Practice, Valley Medical Centre, Valley Road, Hebden Bridge HX7 7BZ, or in person via reception.
Don’t forget we also have the Friends & Family Survey so that if you wish to contribute but cannot attend in person and do not have access to email you can still provide feedback and recommendations when you are at the practice.
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Aims of the Patient Participation Group
The PPG aims to:
act as an advisory group providing perspectives and concerns from patients that can influence how services operate at the Practice
seek patients’ views and communicate general areas of patient concern to the Practice, with a view to influencing change
act as a consultative group for significant changes at the Practice
encourage and support the Practice in involving patients in their own care
identify and publicise channels of communication between patients and the Practice
be aware of comments received about the Practice
periodically review patient survey results and suggest changes as appropriate
facilitate links with voluntary groups and services within the community
In partnership with the Practice, provide up-to-date material for any PPG noticeboard and the PPG pages on the Practice website.
Maintain an awareness of plans and developments at national and regional level.
Benefits of having a Patient Participation Group
Good for patients who will:
Take more responsibility for their own health
Have a clearer understanding and knowledge of the practice and staff
Benefit from improved communications with staff
Have a forum to voice their concerns and suggest how to address these
Good for practice staff who will:
Be able to plan services jointly with patients in order to make services more effective
Be able to help patients with non-medical and social care issues
Be able to get help from patients in meeting targets and objectives
Have a forum to voice concerns, ideas and suggestions to patients