Patient Participation Group
The Aims of the Patient Participation Group
The Patient Participation Group is a bridge between the patients of the Practice and the staff, both clinical and administrative.
Our over-riding aims are to:
- help improve the patient experience of the practice generally
- communicate matters of interest relating to the practice to the patient
- encourage patient engagement in the development of the practice
You can participate in four ways:
- join the group of patients who meet regularly with practice staff
- join the email list, the Patient Reference Group (PRG) - see joining the PPG tab above
- give us your feedback comments
- come to open meetings held at the practice twice a year
We are keen to make the group more representative of the practice as a whole and would welcome interest from younger patients, parents, patients with special needs and those from ethnic minority groups.
See "Joining the PPG" for information on the impact of COVID on the work of the PPG.
For all the links given below first click on the link in the text and then on the link that comes up at the bottom of the page.
If you would to find out more about who the PPG are and what we do please see
Patient Practice Group Minutes Archive
Email Patient Group
The Patient Participation Group (PPG) meets regularly. If you are interested in becoming a member attending meetings of the PPG please phone or email the PPG chair – see below - with your contact details (name, phone number and email) or leave these details with the reception staff. The chair will talk to you about joining.
You may wish to join the Email Patient Reference Group (PRG). This will give you:
- regular information about the Practice and PPG work
- information about Adelaide open meetings and other local open meetings about health services
- opportunities to contribute to patient surveys and provide feedback
- to participate in Adelaide and other local consultation exercises about service developments.
Click on the image to complete the registration form.
How the COVID pandemic has impacted on the work of the PPG
In order to keep everyone safe there was an urgent need to reorganise how Practices worked and consultation was not feasible at the time. The PPG continues to meet regularly via Zoom and notes of these meeting are on the website and circulated to the PRG. The usual annual survey has not been possible but about 400 Adelaide patients contributed the Healthwatch survey on the impact of lockdown. This generated a mass of data which will inform how the Practice can move forward as the pandemic progresses. Two years annual reports are missing but the chair plans to address this with a briefer report before the end of 2020 (Practice workload permitting). Practice open meetings have been impossible but locally virtual meetings have been used creatively for Camden wide engagement. On a positive note new technology is opening up creative ways of wider engagement opportunities. Patient engagement is not dead – just changing.