Our local patient group for the centre is used as a forum to review and improve our services.
What is a Patient Participation Group?
A Patient Participation Group (PPG) is a group which links GPs and their patients; a forum which facilitates open discussion and constructive analysis of service provision; a means of involving patients in the running of the centre.
Benefits to Patients
PPGs allow interested patients to be actively involved in the running of their centre. The forum helps them better understand the Health Service (and its systems) and gives them the opportunity to voice their opinions. Ultimately this could mean the introduction of new services and improvements to the centre.
The Summerfield GP & UCC PPG
The Summerfield Patient Participation Group provides a link between the Summerfield GP and UCC and our patients. The practice is committed to better understanding your needs and the PPG provides you with a forum in which to communicate with us. The PPG will have input into how the centre is run, and specifically into its facilities and services. We are keen that PPG membership includes a good cross-representation of our patients. We believe that a more diverse group will be more likely to represent the needs of a larger percentage of our patients and this is important to us.
To get involved and to find out details of upcoming meetings, please speak to reception on your next visit or ring 0121 389 1100 and ask to speak to Rebecca McLinden.