Patient Participation Group

The Surgery has an established Patient Participation Group (PPG). We want to hear from our Patients and Carers, about your experiences of the surgery and your ideas for improvement and change.

Surgery Flu Jab Clinics 2018 / 19

The Links Road surgery and PPG joined forces at the surgery’s flu jab clinics on 6th & 20th October. PPG members were present at both Saturday morning sessions to "meet & greet" patients attending the surgery for their annual flu jab.

Patients were given a leaflet giving information about the PPG and an application form to join. As a result over 40 patients expressed an interest in being either a "face to face" or a ‘virtual” member.

PPG members were actively supported by the Reception Team and by the Practice Manager. The doctors were also on hand to administer teas, coffee and croissants to PPG members.

This was an excellent example of collaboration between surgery staff and PPG members for the mutual benefit of promoting the PPG to patients.

Empowering Citizens and Patients to Participate

Learning for patients and the public (accredited courses)

Who is it for? Patients and members of the public who want to find out more about the health system and how they can get involved in shaping it.

Type of learning: Workshop materials to run local workshops.

Course dates: Can be held at a time to suit you.

How to apply: Download the workshop resources and run the workshop yourself for free, or contact South East Commissioning Support Unit about a facilitated session.

Understanding the Health and Social Care Environment (UHSCE)

Who is it for? NHS volunteers who have an interest in understanding the health and social care environment and/or with responsibility for improving the health of communities.

Course objectives: By the end of the course participants will be able to recognise the key stakeholders in the health and social care environment and understand how to influence them. Participants will be able to use appropriate tools and methods to influence health and social care.

The Patient Participation Group (PPG)

The PPG will meet with surgery staff every 6 – 8  weeks – usually on a Saturday morning.

If you are interested in joining the group or would like to know more please see the contact details below.

Hangleton and Knoll Health Forum

We also participate in the Hangleton and Knoll Health Forum at St Richards Church. Patients will be very welcome at both the PPG meetings and the H&K Forums.

Our 'Online' Patient Reference Group (PRG)

This is for people who would prefer to contribute via email rather than  attend 'face to face' meetings. Our 'online' Patient Reference Group will enable patients to participate in consultation and discussion in order to improve patient experience.

If you are interested in joining the PRG or would like to know more please see the contact details below.

How Do I Apply to Join?

If you would like to join our Patient Participation Group:

Contact Nick Goslett, Chair of Links Road Surgery PPG on 07899 066683
Complete our online PPG Joining form

What if have something to say but don't want to be part of the group?

You can send us your views, or ask any questions about the PPG, using the group's contact form

You can also Contact Nick Goslett, Chair of Links Road Surgery PPG on 07899 066683.