Patient groups at GP practices

Patient participation groups

Every GP practice has a Patient Participation Group (PPG). This is a group of patients who care about the way their GP practice is run and the services it provides.

All patients registered with a GP practice are welcome to join their PPG. There is no set way to run a PPG, each one works in different ways, depending on the needs of the patients registered at that GP practice.

PPG’s get involved in improving the health and wellbeing of people living in the area where their GP practice is, they:

  • let GP practices know the views and opinions of their patients
  • promote health messages and run campaigns with the GP practice, such as events
  • run volunteering services and support groups
  • carry out research to gather the views of patients and carers who use the practice
  • feedback patient opinion and trends to our clinical commissioning group (CCG) so that we can use this information to make decisions about local services.

If you are interested in joining your PPG, you can find out more by asking your GP practice, or visiting the website of your GP practice.

Patient Network

The Patient Network is a group of passionate people from across Bradford district and Craven who come together on a regular basis, usually every three months, to listen to the views of the community and share key health information. They also share ideas and support each other’s development.
Patients and the public can attend any meeting and you don’t need to be a member to attend, you can just turn up and see what the Patient Network is all about.

Each meeting discusses a different topic so you can attend all of them or just the ones that are focused on things you are interested in. Previous topics have included cancer screening and community partnerships.

You can find out when the Patient Network meetings are on the events page of our website.

Minutes of the Patient Network are published on the event page for the meeting once available.

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