Become involved with your GP practice
Most GP practices now have a patient participation group where you can get involved in how your practice operates.
A patient participation group, or PPG, is a small group of patients who are registered with an individual GP practice who represent the patient voice for that practice. PPGs are led by GP practices to engage with their patients to improve their services and to gain their input on key decisions regarding the practice.
Sometimes a PPG is referred to as a patient reference group (a PRG).
Leicester City CCG works with representatives of PPGs, together with GP practices, to help them share ideas and find solutions to common issues the practices all face.
Feedback from these discussions and ongoing communication with practices through their patient groups help us to improve our services for local patients and deliver them in a way that is appropriate and convenient for them.
Listening exercises also allow us to learn about patient issues at each practice and monitor any trends across practices in any one area of the city. This helps us to run better targeted health campaigns which we hope will change patient behaviours and overall improve the health of the city.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the patient participation group for your practice, you should contact your practice directly.
Virtual meetings during the Covid-19 pandemic
During the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been holding extra meetings virtually, for PPG members to discuss the recent changes at PPG practices and hear their views. By meeting online we are also able to meet with other PPGs across our neighbouring areas –Leicestershire and Rutland.
See what we discussed at our webinar on May 7th 2020.
Tips on holding a virtual PPG meeting
The Charnwood Community Medical Group PPG have shared their hints on tips on holding a virtual PPG meeting. Click here to read their advice