Patient Participation Groups (PPG) were first formed in 1972. By 1978 the National Association for Patient Participation (NAPP) was formed as an umbrella organisation to support and promote PPGs.
Richmond Surgery’s Group was formed in February 2007. Our purpose is to represent the views and interests of Patients about the provision of services at Richmond Surgery and to support the staff in continuous improvements. These include fostering improved communication between the Practice and Patients, helping Patients to take more responsibility for their health and providing practical support and help to implement changes.
We are neither a fund raising committee nor do we deal with complaints.
PPG’s work by sharing information between the Practice and Patients. This can help break down any barriers by building a better relationship between the Practice and its Patients. We meet every 6-8 weeks and welcome suggestions from Patients. We have already implemented many of these.
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