Patient Participation Group

What is the Patient Participation Group (PPG)?

The PPG is formed of registered patients and in Somerset there are approximately 66 groups supporting practices.   They meet regularly and act as “critical friends” to their respective surgery, looking at how the surgery currently works, objectives set for the coming year and how they can help to achieve those objectives.   Some of the PPGs are virtual, this means that members are able to partake online without attending the surgery.   If you are interested in joining your local PPG  and getting involved in shaping NHS health services within Somerset, please speak to a member of staff.

The elected Wincanton PPG meet every six to eight weeks, however there is also a virtual option to reach all patients using the internet, for those who may not be able to attend all meetings, this gives regular updates on our discussions with minutes of our meetings and occasionally asking a few questions about patient requirements and thoughts that you can answer in your own time.

 

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Meet the Patient Participation Group

Our elected PPG representatives have a wealth of knowledge and wonderful connections to our practice area.

Virtual PPG Sign Up Form

    **Please note that we will never ask for medical information.

    ***The information you supply us will be used lawfully, in accordance with GDPR Regulations. GDPR gives you the right to know what information is held about you, and sets out rules to make sure that this information is handled properly.

    ****Please note that by using this form you will be sending information about yourself across the Internet. Whilst every effort is made to keep this information secure, you should be aware that we cannot offer guarantees of absolute privacy. If this matter concerns you then you should use another method of registration.

    ****Personal information submitted is for the purpose of contributing to and receiving information from the PPG. Personal information submitted will be retained by the Chair of the PPG and will be treated as confidential.

    If you wish to cease being a member of the PPG please email the PPG Chair who will remove you from the distribution list and delete the personal details provided.

    PPG constitution and notices
    Chairman: Nigel Engert
    Deputy Chairman: Steve Gleghorn
    Secretary: Janet Cronie
    Treasurer: Hazel Rodber
    Minute Secretary: Jay Nation