Patient Participation Group

Help Shape the Future of Moatfield Surgery

Would you like to be part of a team that helps improve your GP practice? Join our Patient Participation Group (PPG) to help us shape the future experience for patients at Moatfield Surgery. 


What is a PPG?

According to the National Association of Patient Participation, PPGs can make real constructive changes to the provision of services that are available at General Practice level, helping the practice to be more responsive and provide services that reflect the needs of the patient population. 
PPGs also play a key part in sharing information, advice and support to encourage healthier communities and help local people to lead healthier lives. 
Any member of the practice can be involved in the PPG. 
For more information, please visit the National Association for Patient Participation (NAPP) Website

NAPP Website

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What is the Role of the PPG?

The Aims and Objectives of the PPG are:

  • Being a Critical Friend to the Practice
  • Advising the practice on a patient's perspective, providing an insight into the quality of services.
  • Encouraging patients to take greater responsibility for their own health
  • Researching the views of those who use the practice (including carers/relatives)
  • Participating in health promotion events
  • Regularly communicating with the patient population

The Aims and Objectives of the PPG are NOT:

  • For PPG members to provide any medical advice to other patients
  • For individual personal issues or complaints to be raised
  • For membership to be used as an elevated right to care or treatment
  • To change or influence the ICB or National Guidance or pressures. 
Patient Participation Groups can be used to support the practice, run volunteer services and support groups to meet local needs. They can also support the practice in requests to improve services available at a PCN/Wider NHS Level. 


PPG Membership

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PPG Members should:
  • Be registered as either a patient or a carer of a patient at Moatfield Surgery
  • Remain objective
  • Work Collaboratively
  • Listen to the views of the group
  • Adhere to the Terms of Reference for PPG Members
  • Commit to the 7 Principles of Life
  • Selflessness
  • Integrity
  • Objectivity
  • Accountability
  • Openness
  • Honesty
  • Leadership
If this sounds like you, and you would like to apply to join our Patient Participation Group, please speak to a member of staff at the front desk, complete our Sign Up Form, or email us at
For our PPG to be truly representative of our patients, we need to cover a broad spectrum of our patients; young people, workers, retirees, people with long-term conditions and people from non-British ethnic groups. 


PPG Meetings

Meetings of the Patient Participation Group should ideally take place at least quarterly:
  • Follow an Agenda (issued by the Secretary)
  • Are a forum to discuss patient issues, concerns, suggestions etc. 
  • An opportunity to listen to speakers from the practice about developments or initiatives which will affect the patient population.
  • An opportunity for members to represent the patient population.




Last Updated 27/11/2023