Patient Participation Group




What is a PPG?

A PPG is a group open to all patients on the GP practice list including all communities, groups, genders, ages ethnicities, disabilities, paid and unpaid carers and GP practice staff who meet to discuss practice issues and patient experience to help improve the service.


Who sits on a PPG?

PPGs are usually made up of a group of volunteer patients and the practice manager. There is also staff representatives from the practice/PCN

A group meeting


Purpose of a PPG?

The PPG will develop an effective partnership between the practice and patients. Building honest and accurate communication with patients and the wider community about key matters.

The PPG works together with the practice/PCN to develop mutually supportive networks for patients and the practice voice in decision making, ensuring that all communities registered with the practice are represented.

Being part of a PPG provides an opportunity:

  • For patients and the PCN to meet and discuss constructive suggestions for developing and improving the services that could affect the wider practice population
  • To support Health Awareness
  • To engage with local communities to ensure the PPG is truly reflective of our population
  • Develop a PPG Newsletter

The E4 Network PCN PPG

The E4 Network PCN is developing its own PPG to meet on a regular basis to discuss how we can strengthen engagement in the local community and further develop the Network.

To join the Network PPG you will need to be an active member of the practices PPG or join them to join the Network PPG.

If you would like to join the group, please contact us using the online form:

Join the Patient Group