Patient Participation Group (PPG)

Welcome to the PPG

The Patient Participation Group (PPG) of the Drumnadrochit Medical Practice aims to:

  • (a) to act as a channel of communication between the Practice and the practice boundary it serves
  • (b) to inform the patients about Practice Services
  • (c) to consult the patients about any changes to these services
  • (d) to promote patient involvement in health promotion activities.

The PPG was established in February 2002. One of its first tasks was to produce a newsletter outlining some of the changes to the way the Practice works and the services it is able to provide to the patients, and to distribute this to every household in the area. Almost 100 people attended a public meeting to discuss these changes and other current issues about the provision of medical services such as NHS 24.

The creation and distribution of the newsletter was part-financed by the Partnership for Rural Inverness and Nairn.

The PPG held its first Annual General Meeting on 18 April 2002. A public Annual General Meeting will he held either in the Spring or Autumn please look for information on this at local display notice boards or local shops

 

What PPGs do and what Patient Participation is...

 

Patients who are

Active in taking

Responsibility for their health and work as a

Team with their practice to ensure that patients are well

Informed about health matters which affect the

Community,

Individual patients and the

Practice, to rise

Awareness of wider issues in the NHS, including the use of 

Technology.     PPGs are

Involved and can have influence in improving the quality of care

Objectives are to improve the patient experience in primary care in the

NHS