What is a Patient Participation Group (PPG)

Image of patientsPatient participation is a unique partnership between patients, GPs and their practice which is essential to and results in high quality and responsive care.

Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) work in partnership with their practices to:

  • help patients to take more responsibility for their health.
  • contribute to the continuous improvement of services and quality of care
  • foster improved communication between the practice and its patients
  • provide practical support for the practice and help to implement change

The Compass House Medical Centres Patient Participation Group (PPG) was formed in January 2015 and we currently have around 80 patients as part of this group that help and support the practice by providing invaluable feedback and support, largely through responding to emails and surveys.

Being a member of the PPG does not involve a major commitment just an interest in being involved in helping maintain the various healthcare services of the practice. Occasional emails are sent to the group typically covering general healthcare information, patient surveys, newsletters and Practice and PPG initiatives.

If you would like to be a member of our PPG and keep up to date with practice and PPG activities, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will make contact with you to add you to our list.

We are currently working with NAPP (National Association for Patient Participation) and other local organisations to review how we can work closer with our group to harness patient power and help our practice thrive. Please see the leaflet Growing Patient Participation – 21 ways to help your practice thrive leaflet (Use the link below to download the leaflet) for ideas of ways you can get involved. We are particularly keen to hear from patients that would have an interest in getting more involved in these initiatives so please do get in touch if you have any ideas or suggestions.

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