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The Patient Participation Group

The Birchwood Medical Practice has a Patient Participation Group (PPG). It is affiliated as a member of the National Association for Patient Participation.

What is a Patient Group?

A selection of patients and/or practice staff who meet at regular intervals to decide ways of making a positive contribution to the services and facilities offered by the practice to its patients.

Purpose of having a Patient Participation Group

  •     To give practice staff and patients the opportunity to discuss topics of mutual interest in their practice

  •     To provide the means for patients to make positive suggestions about the practice and patient healthcare

  •     To have a representative group that can be called on to influence the local provision of services and healthcare.

  •     To improve communication between the practice and the patients.

  •     To encourage a spirit of self help and support amongst patients to improve their health and well being.

  •     To work with OPTIMUS (consortium of 6 practices) to promote a more comprehensive and beneficial service to patients and to     exchange ideas on ‘best practice’ with other participating practices of OPTIMUS.

How can you contact the Patient Participation Group?

You can leave messages at the reception desk or email the practice on: birchwood.medicalpractice@lincolnshirewestccg.nhs.u

Patients are welcome to attend the quarterly PPG meetings, If is not displayed please ask the receptionist for the next date.

The next meeting will be on Thursday, 16th May 2019 at 17.30pm.

Ask for a copy of their latest newsletter or if you would like a copy of the minutes.




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